Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Mid '07 iMac slow and unresponsive

    Member Since
    Sep 18, 2009
    Posts
    1
    Angry Mid '07 iMac slow and unresponsive
    My mid 07 iMac was working perfectly and then out of no where became incredibly slow and at periods totally unresponsive. It would take upwards of 15 minutes to start-up and programs ran so slow it was near impossible to even use. I ran disk utility, repaired, ran techtools, everything was fine, so i guessed that i had some sort of virus but my computer was so slow i couldnt run any type of scan. I decided to wipe my hard drive and reinstall os x but my computer is still painfully slow and can take several minutes to run the simplest processes. Anyone have any ideas? DO i have a hardware problem or is there something i can do software related?

  2. #2
    Mid '07 iMac slow and unresponsive
    pigoo3's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 20, 2008
    Location
    U.S.
    Posts
    31,462
    Specs:
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.7.5
    Quote Originally Posted by Boxmonster View Post
    My mid 07 iMac was working perfectly and then out of no where became incredibly slow and at periods totally unresponsive. It would take upwards of 15 minutes to start-up and programs ran so slow it was near impossible to even use. I ran disk utility, repaired, ran techtools, everything was fine, so i guessed that i had some sort of virus but my computer was so slow i couldnt run any type of scan. I decided to wipe my hard drive and reinstall os x but my computer is still painfully slow and can take several minutes to run the simplest processes. Anyone have any ideas? DO i have a hardware problem or is there something i can do software related?
    This sounds like a very strange issue...especially considering that you wiped the hard drive & reinstalled the OS.

    Did you:

    - Use the disks that came with the iMac to do the install?
    - What OS version did you reinstall?
    - If you didn't use the disks that came with your computer, what did you use?...Grey/silver colored disks from a different computer...or retail disks (not grey colored usually black).

    Thanks,

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

  3. #3
    Mid '07 iMac slow and unresponsive
    Mac SK's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 20, 2006
    Posts
    1,513
    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    This sounds like a very strange issue...especially considering that you wiped the hard drive & reinstalled the OS.

    - Nick
    You think it could be the PS. Not enough juice to the board. The IDE controller gone bad. Ive seen this in PC's with cooked processors.

    Hey Boxmonster...If you boot with an OS install disc is it fast or slow to the installer window?

  4. #4
    Mid '07 iMac slow and unresponsive

    Member Since
    Sep 18, 2009
    Posts
    8
    Specs:
    Macbook 2.2Ghz Core 2 Duo 2Gb RAM 160Gb HDD
    Check Activity Monitor
    I had a problem with similar symptoms a few months back. About 5 mins after turning on, everything would run incredibly slow and jam as well. I checked activity monitor and found that the process syncservices was for some reason eating up all available RAM every time it started up.

    My initial solution was to make an automator action to kill it every time the computer started, at the time I didnt need iSync so it wasnt a problem. However I eventually got the time to go into the mac store to get help with it. The first thing we tried was an archive reinstall (Leopard). This was unsuccessful but a quick delete of the pref files and a restart sorted the problem just fine.

    So my suggestion is, check activity monitor to see if you have a rogue app thats stealing RAM / Processor Power and try to deal with that app, either by re-installing or wiping it's pref files....

    Hope thats of some help!

  5. #5
    Mid '07 iMac slow and unresponsive
    pigoo3's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 20, 2008
    Location
    U.S.
    Posts
    31,462
    Specs:
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.7.5
    Quote Originally Posted by Mac SK View Post
    You think it could be the PS. Not enough juice to the board.
    It would be a shame if the power supply on a 2007 computer went bad already.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

  6. #6
    Mid '07 iMac slow and unresponsive
    Mac SK's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 20, 2006
    Posts
    1,513
    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    It would be a shame if the power supply on a 2007 computer went bad already.

    - Nick
    You got that right.... He wiped the drive that would have cleared out any rouge apps sucking up memory.

  7. #7
    Mid '07 iMac slow and unresponsive

    Member Since
    Sep 13, 2009
    Posts
    65
    Specs:
    2 GHz MacBook '07, 1.83 GHz Mac Mini '06, 700MHz Emac 2003, 400MHz Imac 2001
    I had exactly the same problem with my MacBook!
    The only cure is replacing the hard drive(s) completely.
    There is no other way.

  8. #8
    Mid '07 iMac slow and unresponsive

    Member Since
    Sep 13, 2009
    Posts
    65
    Specs:
    2 GHz MacBook '07, 1.83 GHz Mac Mini '06, 700MHz Emac 2003, 400MHz Imac 2001
    It becomes slow like that due to a drastic change in configurations (sometimes) or an error in the way in which the HDD and CPU register RAM and utilize it.
    DO NOT SKIMP ON BUYING A NEW DRIVE!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Macbook Pro mid 2012 is running slow
    By ProffesorX in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 07-23-2015, 08:38 PM
  2. Mid-2012 MBP i7 still slow
    By rfomlover in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-19-2014, 02:36 PM
  3. Wifi super slow, MAS nearly unresponsive, help!
    By xdunlapx in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 09-03-2012, 10:33 PM
  4. Slow running SSD in mid 2010 MBP?
    By Alpejohn in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 08-23-2012, 12:08 PM
  5. Slow or unresponsive internet
    By iBeldar in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-01-2010, 04:52 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •