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A couple of weeks ago I bought a nearly two year old MacBook pro from my friend. It has Lion installed and was apparently refurbished by Apple after it broke (not sure exactly what happened). It worked perfectly until today. I have about 30 pictures/documents, iWork and nothing else installed, so I presume there's a lot of hard drive space left.I was browsing safari today (facebook, two other tabs open which were picture-heavy websites) and my Mac started to run really slowly. Not just Safari, Pages too. It froze several times (I got the spinning beach ball), so in my frustration I restarted, but the problem still wasn't solved. It got to the point where I had to close the other tabs, and when I closed one of them a message came up saying 'a script in this movie is causing Adobe flash player to run slowly' but I had no idea that I was even using Flash. I aborted the script and my macbook was okay for a while, but when I went back onto facebook to send someone a message I got the beach ball again.

What's more annoying is that when I bought the macbook off my friend it was kind of unofficial and he can be a bit of a d*** so I don't know what would happen if I said to him "this isn't working properly". He said that apple has guaranteed the refurbished macbook for 6 months but I don't know how that worked, I thought they just fixed his macbook and didn't know they put guarantees on refurbished macs, I have no receipts but if I asked him to find them could I take it to the apple store if it gets worse?You might have guessed that I'm a complete technophobe who gets pretty stressed when things don't work. I've been quite disappointed with my MacBook so far because I'd heard that they were virtually problem free.

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