White MacBook (2008) - Browsers Crashing with Video / Youtube

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by PhilW, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. PhilW macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2008
    Birmingham, UK

    My White MacBook 4,1 (summer 2008) has recently started to have big problems when I watch on-line video from within a browser. What happens is:

    -Launch browser (same behaviour with Firefox, Safari, Opera)
    -Watch video
    -Video behaviour gets jumpy
    -Spinning pizza wheel arrives
    -Browser crashes

    I have tried a reinstalling Snow Leopard, disabling the browser add-ons, running the browsers in safe mode and I get the same pattern of results.

    I guess it is a hardware fault but I do not know how to identify the fault. System Profiler tells me my RAM status is "OK" and there are no obvious faults anywhere else in system profiler.

    Help please!
  2. student_trap macrumors 68000


    Mar 14, 2005
    'Ol Smokey, UK
    run the apple hardware test that came with your computer (was on one of the discs)

    or if you have it, try techtool deluxe (will be on any applecare discs you may have)

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