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Weird iMac 24" issue
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iranfromthezoo
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Feb 28, 2010, 12:43 PM
 
Hey guys I have a 24" iMac 2.8GHZ Core2 Duo extreme

4GB of Ram
1 TB HD.

As of the other day my computer was running abnormally slow. When I logged onto the computer error messages about a pen tablet driver was missing. The I would try to launch an application (iTunes, Numbers, Safari, any CS4 app) and it would immediately give me an error message saying iTunes quit unexpectedly. I get the spinning beach ball constantly.

I have reset the SMC.
I have ran disk permissions with nothing wrong.
I ran onyx and it stated the SMART status and Start-up disk were good.

So what are my options? Does this seem like a memory leak, HD failure or something else? I don't have AppleCare anymore so calling Apple is out for me.
     
imitchellg5
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Feb 28, 2010, 06:00 PM
 
Reinstall OS X you chucklehead.
     
seanc
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Feb 28, 2010, 06:06 PM
 
Install the latest SMART Reporter (2.4.8).
Click on the icon in the menu bar, go to Preferences.
On the Hard Disks tab, right click your hard drive and select 'Check S.M.A.R.T. Attributes'.

Scroll down in the window that opens and paste the following data in code tags:
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Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds: ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE UPDATED WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE 1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate 0x002f 200 200 051 Pre-fail Always - 1 3 Spin_Up_Time 0x0027 185 182 021 Pre-fail Always - 1716 4 Start_Stop_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 785 5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct 0x0033 200 200 140 Pre-fail Always - 0 7 Seek_Error_Rate 0x002e 100 253 000 Old_age Always - 0 9 Power_On_Hours 0x0032 099 099 000 Old_age Always - 997 10 Spin_Retry_Count 0x0033 100 100 051 Pre-fail Always - 0 11 Calibration_Retry_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 0 12 Power_Cycle_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 750 192 Power-Off_Retract_Count 0x0032 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 717 193 Load_Cycle_Count 0x0032 157 157 000 Old_age Always - 130359 194 Temperature_Celsius 0x0022 116 100 000 Old_age Always - 31 196 Reallocated_Event_Count 0x0032 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 0 197 Current_Pending_Sector 0x0032 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 0 198 Offline_Uncorrectable 0x0030 100 253 000 Old_age Offline - 0 199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count 0x0032 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 0 200 Multi_Zone_Error_Rate 0x0009 100 253 051 Pre-fail Offline - 0 SMART Error Log Version: 1 No Errors Logged
     
MacPC
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Mar 1, 2010, 01:18 AM
 
There are actually two issues here, one is with the pen tablet. Have you tried to unplug everything from the Mac besides the kbd and the mouse, then reboot your Mac? The other issue is with the applications, if all your applications quit on you, you might want to backup all your works and reinstall the OS. If that still doesn't work, it is possible that it's a hardware issue with one of the ram chip.
     
   
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