Slow, customized Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by djones78, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. djones78 macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2010
    I received my MacBook in the mail today and got excited, but could not use it :( because it moved so slow and seemed to lock up or just not move. It boots up okay but when I try to move the mouse, it staggers around the screen and eventually, nothing works. I ran the act. monitor to see if it was still tracking processes and that froze as well. Sometimes I can get a good five minutes then it just goes out on me. It seems to move normally when I am in safe mode so i dont know where to go from there...

    Macbook (Mid/Late 07)
    500GB HDD
    4GB RAM
    Intel Core Duo 2 @ 2ghz

    Any help you can give a new mac converter like me is greatly appreciated! Thanks
  2. powerhouse7 macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2009
    Canberra, Australia
    I suggest returning to Apple for a new one. That sounds like a lemon to me.
  3. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    If you just got it today, don't even play around with it. Return it and get a replacement.
  4. TZRaceR6 Guest


    Jun 8, 2010
    United Kingdom
    It's a late model 07, so sounds like a used one off e-bay or something.

    Have you tried resetting the PRAM? link:

    Done a hardware check? (Hold down "D" key on startup)

    Thought of doing a clean install of OSX?

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