08-05-2011, 01:18 PM #1
Spinning ball after installing Lion?
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- May 08, 2011
I have been dealing with the spinning ball for quite sometime now and after upgrading to Lion I thought it would stop but I was wrong.
Here is what happens:
Spinning ball appears when browsing on safari, or using any other program and it appears at random. It will spin for about a minute or sometimes longer. I am able to move the cursor and hovering over the dock shows all the apps there. But I can't open anything else. Sometimes it takes so long that I have to reboot.
What I've done:
I have used disk utility and the disk has no errors.
I have tested the memory and there are no memory errors.
I did a fresh install of leopard and then moved over all programs etc.
I now did an upgrado of Lion
I cloned the hard drive to another hd using carbon copy cloner.
The spinning ball persisted.
My mac is a 2010 white macbook with 4gb of ram and a 320GB WD hard drive with 200gb of FREE space.
Warranty is gone I believe.
I am now thinking that it may be a program that may be causing the issue and not hardware related. I recently uninstalled Frostwire to see how that helps if at all.
THanks for any input.
08-05-2011, 02:45 PM #2
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- Jul 17, 2009
- 27" i7 iMac, 24" iMac, 13" Macbook Air, iPhone 5 & 5S, iPod Nano 7th Gen, iPad 2 16GB WiFi, iPad 3
What you might want try is to do a fresh install of Lion and see how it behaves in that stock mode for a while, then install applications one at a time and try things out for a day or so in between applications and see if any of them causes the problem to occur..
Your Macbook should definitely be able to ruin Leopard/Snow Leopard/Lion without any problems with 4GB of memory..
08-05-2011, 03:40 PM #3
Issue can be caused by an application that is not compatible with Lion.
After upgrading to Lion, I suddenly had the spinning beach ball in Safari ... I uninstalled Flash Player and all is well now.... never seen the beach ball again and it has been a week now.
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