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Hi all,

I purchased the 2.16GHz White MacBook from the Apple UK Store a week or two ago and have been having a few issues since.

Lately it's been occurring when I'm using Safari, Apple Remote Desktop or Transferring over the network but the MacBook beach ball icon comes on and doesn't disappear. Sometimes it only appears when I hover over the top right of the screen where the Airport and Bluetooth icons are.

Force quitting applications doesn't help as they still don't close down. Finder relaunches but the ball doesn't disappear and if I choose to shutdown or restart then the MacBook doesn't actually shutdown or restart. The only way to turn off is to hold the power button down until it knocks off.

I ran the Apple Hardware test and it didn't alert me to any problems.

I've done two clean installs and the problem still persists.

Any ideas or is this going to have to be sent back to Apple?

Paul
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WoW!

I actually really dislike that BeachBall Effect! But I don't get why it would still persists after 2 Re-Installs of the OS! That is kinda strange. Seems either a corrupt software issue, could even be that the Install CDs you have might have bad files on them.

Or There is something hosed in the Hardware. I'd get on the phone with Apple and see what they say.


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Did you try software update to see if there is anything that came out that could help with the issue.
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Reinstalling the OS rarely does any good. That is more of a "Windows tactic" that really has no place in the Mac world.
And, there likely isn't anything wrong with your discs.
You should make sure that you have the latest Software Updates, though.

Also, a little more about your machine specs would help.

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Reinstalling the OS rarely does any good. That is more of a "Windows tactic" that really has no place in the Mac world.
And, there likely isn't anything wrong with your discs.
You should make sure that you have the latest Software Updates, though.

Also, a little more about your machine specs would help.
I have all the latest Software updates. I've just cleaned the Cache, done a file system check and repaired permissions. Maybe this will help.

Specifications

1GB 667 DDR2 - 2x512MB SO-DIMMs
120GB Serial ATA drive (5400rpm)
Keyboard (English) & Mac OS (English)
2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Double-layer SuperDrive
AirPort Extreme Card & Bluetooth

Never had these problems with my iMac by the way.
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Why is reinstalling more of a windows tactic? sorry, I was just curious
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Because (and I can back this up) it usually fixes problems with windows

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Looks like the new updates have fixed my problem
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