OS X Mavericks :: MAC Has Recently Started Turning Itself Off
Jun 22, 2014
I have noticed a pattern with my Mac that is becoming quite disturbing. It has taken to shutting down spontaneously for no apparent reason that I can deduce. I have dusted it out, performed the reset procedure and even removed programs that I thought would have adverse effects.
My computer has recently started running very hot. At first it was just when playing a certain game, but now it is fairly frequent, and it is loud, not to mention not good for the computer. Can any one give me any ideas as to what could be causing it? its a macbook pro bought last September, 15in, running lion.
When turning on the computer (from a completely off state) it takes very long to get all my log-in apps started. Safari pages don't just appear anymore, there is actually some loading time.... some apps just aren't as snappy....
I recently downloaded a program ScanFont 5, When I try to open the installer I get the following message: "You can't open the application "(null)" because it may be damaged or incomplete. Is there any way I can get the installer to open anyway?
Info: MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2012), OS X Mavericks (10.9.2)
One day ago I allowed remote access control to my Mac Book Pro OS10.9.4 to a company pretending to be Apple Authorized Online Services. After discovering this was a scam I need to be sure that they didn't leave or installed any app (hidden or not) and if so, how to delete it to prevent them to access my Mac again.
It would also be useful if there is a way to find out which information they may have accessed during the mentioned "session".
Out of nowhere viber just started launching taking up the whole screen. How do I stop this and make it start by default as a small sized window? It seemed like it used to take whatever size it was when it was last closed but now it's launching full screen.
Under previous OSs (Snow Leopard and earlier that I am familiar with) the Software Update pane let you choose a preferred update and there was a menu item to ignore it, so it wouldn't appear again. I don't see anything similar in the new App Store update system under Mavericks. I am using an older printer driver - OEM, not the generic Apple ones - and definitely don't want to lose it to an update of those infamous generic and mostly useless Apple printer drivers, but I am afraid I might get distracted and update it inadvertently or with others.
Info: MAC MINI SERVER (LATE 2012), OS X Mavericks (10.9.3), 16Gb RAM
I've been having problems in the last couple of days, I tried resetting everything in my house including my router and modem and still doesn't work. I tried resetting SMC (command + option +p+r) but that didn't work at all.
I have been using the MBP 2010 since it released in April. There was no problem until recently. For about the past two weeks, Safari has been hanging very often with the spinning color ball. Anybody knows how to fix the problem? I am running Safari ver 5.0 (6533.16) on Mac OS X ver 10.6.4 Build 10F569.
I've tried to open this a million times, it seems hardware related, As a matter of fact, the performance of the tray opening has been declining recently. It reads and writes just fine, I hate to relace this unit if its a simple rubber band issue...
My computer has recently been slowing to a crawl at times, and when I check my Activity Monitor I see the culprit is launchd, which is using 30-60% of my CPU. Anyone else with this problem, and why does it happen? Can I stop it?
Ok, so for the past few weeks spotlight has not been working. It would not find things that I had recently put on my system. So I fiddled around with it by doing this: sh-3.2# mdutil -E / /: No index.
It shot me a no index error. I kept trying different things including deleting the index file through the Finder. I finally turned off spotlight with mdutil -i off /. I restarted and tried to turn it back on and it would give me this error: sh-3.2# mdutil -i on / /: Error: unable to perform operation. (-100) No index.
Then I did rm /.Spotlight-V100 and deleted the spotlight index and restarted. Now it searches for files and it has all the files in the index, but it no longer does calculator or dictionary searches. Using mdutil -E / returns this: sh-3.2# mdutil -E / /: No index. mdutil -s / returns this: sh-3.2# mdutil -s / /: No index.
But I can still use spotlight to find files. Typing something into the menubar gives back accurate results without calculator or dictionary results. So what do I do to fix it without a reinstall of 10.5? This is my 2.4 ghz Santa Rosa Macbook Pro. The drive is 160 GB.
I have a mid 2007 24" iMac. It has been slowing down recently.I'm not clear as to the problem.Might it be due to the fact that it is running the latest operating system, 10.7.2, bloated, with only 4G of memory?
Recently I upgraded Lion to 10.7.3. Since that time I have been having a lot of trouble with my internet connection. I keep losing the connect and have to go to diagnostics and turn it back on. Is anyone else having this problem?
I recently switched from Pc to Mac, and iTunes isn't picking up my iPhone? I switchd over all my music, movies, TV shows, and podcasts using home sharing. I connect the usb cord and plugged in my iPhone, and nothing happens on the sidebar of iTunes. It recognizes it as a camera, but doesnt weant to sync my phone, or iPad? I just dont know what to do?
I recently switched from Windows PC to an iMac a couple of weeks ago.Having sero experience with mac's I asked a friend of mine how I should transfer my itunes over to the new iMac from PC. He said I just need to copy my music and movies over from the old PC and authorise my new iMac.However, just today I plugged in my iphone4 to the mac to get some photo's off it and update some music but im getting an error telling me my iphone is currently synced with another library.Several questions:How do I get my photo's off my iphone before it wipes it?Should my app's automatically appear in my itunes now my iMac has been authorised?What about things like calendar entries? I dont see them in iCal on the iMac?
My internet connection has always been very fast and I have never had any problems with its speed or loading of web pages. Over the last two day I have experienced extremely slow connection speeds and webpages have been taking forever to load. Is there a setting I can check or cache to empty to help speed up my connection? Or is there a disk cleanup to help get rid of whatever may be causing this problem?
Info: iMac (21.5-inch Late 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.2)
I am working on a macbook that got recently got upgraded from 10.4.6 to 10.5.8, and I want to upgrade it using my 10.6.3 retail disk but can't. It just spits the disk out after 10-20 seconds. The 10.6.3 retail disk has no scratches or abnormalities. It can read other DVD's fine. I have also reset the PRAM.