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mmxx66 11-24-2004 02:53 PM

Whats wrong with my mac?
I bought this machine new 3 months ago. since 1 month that all the aplications unexpectedly quit, ive repaired permissions, reinstalled programs to no avail, I cant use it. Safari, photoshop, freehand, as soon as I open them they quit, and the send to apple button is greyed out and I cant send error to apple.

My Pc has never given me problems, I switched to Mac to this???

Can anybody give me a clue?

immdb 11-24-2004 03:07 PM

If you check the board you will see that your problem isn't the norm. The Mac OS and major applications are very sound and not easily broken.

I would say that you have a major problem with the Operating System. You should backup needed files (you might not have many since so many applications don't work), and do a clean install.

mmxx66 11-25-2004 07:29 AM

Why the "send to apple" button is greyed out?

The first thing I did when the problems started was reinstall the OS.

Cloudane 11-26-2004 08:30 PM

Yep, I'd say reinstall. Use the instructions that came with your mac for booting off the installation CD/DVD and do an "Archive and Install". This keeps everything you care about but reinstalls the system itself, leaving you back exactly where you started but hopefully stable and without patches. Then just apply all the patches again.

Don't think of it as reformatting like a PC - I did an Archive and Install a month or so ago and it was like I'd never done anything. All the settings, files, even wallpaper etc were all still there... the only thing missing was the problem.

After that I'd be looking at the possibility of dodgy RAM.

mmxx66 12-02-2004 03:02 PM

Ive made a clean reinstall, updated and installed only photoshop and freehand and the same old s##t.

If somebody is interested im giving this machine away. I cant work with it.

rman 12-02-2004 03:07 PM

What version of the OS are you running?

I would think using one of the combo updaters.

mmxx66 12-02-2004 03:57 PM

im running 10.3.6.

Ive just made a Apple Hardware Test and it has a memory error, so Ill take it to the store and they will change the ram

Desolate One 12-02-2004 04:34 PM

There ya go, it was the RAM. But if you're still interested in giving away your Mac I have a nice place for it. ;)

Macman 12-02-2004 04:37 PM

I have a nicer place for it>_'
send it my way, though bad ram? did you install it recently? if so, whered you get it?

CaptainMack 12-02-2004 05:05 PM

i am sorry about that. glad you found out the problem! i would be willing to take if off your hands ;)

mmxx66 12-03-2004 09:45 AM


Originally Posted by Macman
I have a nicer place for it>_'
send it my way, though bad ram? did you install it recently? if so, whered you get it?

It was installed in the store

Aptmunich 12-04-2004 03:36 AM

Dodgy RAM will cripple any machine PC or Mac...
Don't give up on your mac yet though, get some nice fresh good quality (!!!) RAM and you'll be set...

witeshark 12-04-2004 01:50 PM

Absolutely a RAM issue. Once good RAM is in you will run trouble free! :alien:

mmxx66 12-17-2004 09:26 AM

I have new ram and cleaned the fonts cache and everything is running smooth and trouble free. :flower:

witeshark 12-17-2004 01:33 PM

Very glad to hear it! :alien:

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