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  1. #1
    mmxx66
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    What´s wrong with my mac?
    I bought this machine new 3 months ago. since 1 month that all the aplications unexpectedly quit, ´i´ve repaired permissions, reinstalled programs to no avail, I can´t use it. Safari, photoshop, freehand, as soon as I open them they quit, and the send to apple button is greyed out and I can´t send error to apple.

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


    Can anybody give me a clue?

  2. #2
    What´s wrong with my mac?
    immdb's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 04, 2003
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    Mac Pro Quad Xeon 2.66GHz 3GB RAM, G4 Quicksilver w/Sonnet 1GHz Encore ST, 1ghz G4 Powerbook
    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.

  3. #3
    mmxx66
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    Why the "send to apple" button is greyed out?

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

  4. #4
    Cloudane
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    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.

  5. #5
    mmxx66
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    I´ve made a clean reinstall, updated and installed only photoshop and freehand and the same old s##t.

    If somebody is interested i´m giving this machine away. I can´t work with it.

  6. #6
    What´s wrong with my mac?
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    2 x 3.0GHz Quad-Core, 6GB OS X 10.6.8 | 15in MacBook Pro 2.2GHz OS X 10.6.8 | 64GB iPad 2 WiFi
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    What version of the OS are you running?

    I would think using one of the combo updaters.
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!

  7. #7
    mmxx66
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    i´m running 10.3.6.

    I´ve just made a Apple Hardware Test and it has a memory error, so I´ll take it to the store and they will change the ram

  8. #8
    Desolate One
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    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.

  9. #9
    What´s wrong with my mac?
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    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?

  10. #10
    CaptainMack
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    i am sorry about that. glad you found out the problem! i would be willing to take if off your hands

  11. #11
    mmxx66
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    Quote 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 http://www.globalmac.cl

  12. #12
    What´s wrong with my mac?
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    Mar 09, 2004
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    Aluminium Macbook 2.4 Ghz 4GB RAM, SSD 24" Samsung Display, iPhone 4, iPad 2
    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...

  13. #13
    What´s wrong with my mac?
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    Mar 09, 2004
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    Absolutely a RAM issue. Once good RAM is in you will run trouble free! :alien:

  14. #14
    mmxx66
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    I have new ram and cleaned the fonts cache and everything is running smooth and trouble free. :flower:

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    What´s wrong with my mac?
    witeshark's Avatar
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    G4 1Ghz OS X 10.4.7
    Very glad to hear it! :alien:

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