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I've been running Mountain Lion on a 2010 MacBookPro (bought brand new) with 8GB of memory and a 250GB hard drive. For months and months I've been seeing the "spinning beach ball" pop up all over the place, sometimes even when I go from one open app to another that's already open.

I took it to the Apple Store and they diagnosed a bad hard drive connector and replaced that. The beach ball kept showing up. I took it BACK to the Apple Store and it passed all the diagnostics they threw at it. They suggested that I let them send it to their service center in Memphis and they could diagnose it even deeper, so I let them do that.

In 4 days they called to say it was back, so I picked it up. They had replaced the logic board and installed a new 500GB hard drive, at no cost since I still have AppleCare on it. Within 2 days, the spinning beach ball of death was BACK. And it's still popping up.

I will appreciate any and all suggestions and recommendations. This is maddening; I no longer have any faith in the "Apple Geniuses."

Thank you all in advance.

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I will appreciate any and all suggestions and recommendations. This is maddening; I no longer have any faith in the "Apple Geniuses."

Thank you all in advance.
Been discussed many many times (that's why I have the links in my signature). Please read "speedup" & "beach balls".

- 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
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Thank you!

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Don't take that drive. No beach balls, but lots of other headaches that you'll reacquaint yourself with if you do.
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