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    Member Since
    Mar 14, 2011
    Little Color Pinwheel Goes Round-n-Round
    Please / Thanks: Mac OS X 10.6.7; Firefox 6.0.2; connected via Verizon Mobile Broadband USB - in the past couple of weeks, when browsing on-line, there has been repeated (increasingly) times when I'll click on a bookmark or something in a site and after about 2-3 seconds, the maddening little colored pinwheel will show up and sit there doing its go-round business .... sometimes after up to a minute or two it will decide to go ahead with the function; many times it seems to just be stuck, so I force-shutdown and start all over. Downloaded and ran ClamXav to see if there were any buggers involved in this, but only came up with one "Trojan" file; also did the MacBook disk utility verify permissions (having read in some forum that this might help), but hasn't made any difference. Any illumination about what's going on and how to get back to the regular, quick action-response? Thanks.

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    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11
    Questions are

    Why not update to OS X.6.8

    Run Repair Permissions

    How much memory

    Tried re-setting your modem/router

    What does your ISP have to say about it all?
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    CrimsonRequiem's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 24, 2008
    MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB
    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    Questions are

    Why not update to OS X.6.8

    Run Repair Permissions

    How much memory

    Tried re-setting your modem/router

    What does your ISP have to say about it all?
    Love your multiple choice approach.

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Mar 14, 2011
    Am at 10.6.8
    Did run repair permissions

    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook1,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core Duo
    Processor Speed: 2 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 2 MB
    Memory: 1 GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MB11.0061.B03
    SMC Version (system): 1.4f12
    Serial Number (system):
    Hardware UUID:
    Sudden Motion Sensor:
    State: Enabled

    No modem/router (?) to reset that I know of (but the list of things I don't know of is quite long, so....): use Verizon VZAccess, Novatel Wireless, USB760 (is that what you're asking?)

    No chat with ISP as of yet.


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