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MacBook Pro is malfunctioning...?


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Recently, my MacBook has been having some issues. Whenever I try to switch users, the list of users won't display; you can only see he regular starry background that's always behind it. Normally if I just restart it by holding down the power button it's fine, but I have some documents that I hadn't saved and really don't wish to lose them. Does anyone know how to fix this without turning off the laptop, or if that's not possible, how to prevent this from occuring again? I am posting this from my iPod. Much thanks to anyone who can help.
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Welcome to the Forum. You will get suggestions readily, but for us to be the most help we need to know more. OS? Tiger 10.4 or Leopard 10.5 or Snow Leopard 10.6..
What happens if u add a new User does it work OK in that one - what did u do just before the problems started happening. Are you on the latest OS?
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The OS is 10.6 Snow Leopard. When adding users and switching users it usually works, but sometimes it has this problem. It's been happening for a little while now, I never really paid much attention to it at first but now it's starting to become a nuiscance. I can't remember doing anything out of the ordinary that could have caused this problem, however.
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Let's get this to the right place, as clearly it's not a comment or suggestion about the forum itself.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
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Before getting into chasing plist files, try downloading and installing this and report back.
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