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#1 kershawh

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 10:03 AM

I have an oldish MacBook Pro (10.5.8) and just lately I have been having problems opening web pages.

 

My internet download speed is between 7 - 8 Mbps (not brilliant I know but it used to be OK) and I have run a full cleaning / maintenance cycle with Onyx.

 

When I try and open anything even the safari home page the blue bar seems to stop a quarter of the way in so I either wait or come out of it and try again.

Sometimes when I try to open Safari nothing happens until I try again a couple of times. It is very frustrating especially when viewing for example ebay pages.

 

It is intermittent and I have had my line checked by both Orange and BT who say it tests out OK.

 

Has anyone any ideas as to what is causing this as I have run out of ideas.

 

Many thanks in anticipation.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 12:09 PM

When you are in Safari, have you tried going to the Safari menu and hitting "reset Safari"?

 

Also, have you run a hardware test from your Application install DVD?

 

You also might try shutting down the computer and holding Command-R and then hitting the power button.

This will take you to the Recovery Partition and its tools.

I suggest you run Disk Utility and select your Macintosh HD.

Then "Repair Disk" and then "Repair Permissions"  (Repairing the permissions could take a while, so wait for it to finish.)

 

After that, quit from Disk Utility.

Select "Terminal" from the top menu and type carefully:  resetpassword

This will bring up the Password utility, but you don't want to change your password.

Select the Macintosh HD, select your users account (I assume it is an administrator account)

Don't type anything in the password boxes.

Instead at the bottom of the screen, hit "reset ACLs"

This won't take long.

Now quit from the password utility.

type:  logout in "Terminal"

Quit Terminal

Quit the Utility

Hit the selection, "restart."

 

Your mac will come up and begin indexing "Spotlight."  Let it finish.

 

Now bring up Safari and try again.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:34 PM

Hi

Many thanks for your reply. I forgot to mention that I don't actually have any discs and I have tried the repair disc and repair permissions option but I will try the other things you mention.

Harry (UK)

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 07:19 PM

You might also try a different browser temporarily such a Chrome to see if that changes anything.



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 02:08 AM

Unfortunately Chrome will not run on this particular operating system.



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 10:28 AM

Unfortunately Chrome will not run on this particular operating system.

 
You can get old versions of Chrome from here apparently:

http://www.oldapps.com/mac/google_chrome.php

I have no clue how reputable the site is or is not as I have not used it before.

The key underlying point was to try another browser.

So, here is a way to get an older version of Firefox:

http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/952406

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 04:30 AM

Hi

Many thanks for your reply. I forgot to mention that I don't actually have any discs and I have tried the repair disc and repair permissions option but I will try the other things you mention.

Harry (UK)

 

 

Use AppleJack  or boot in to Single User Mode to run fsck.

 






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