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MacBook Pro Timing Out Often

I have a year old MacBook Pro. Almost daily I am experiencing a situation where it’s “timing out”. Whether I’m loading Safari, opening Pages, trying to shut down…whatever really. Then I have to force quit the applications because I don’t have the time to sit around and wait for it to load.

Any reason why it does this so often, and is there anything I can do to ‘fix’ the problem?


— Vicky Bradley

Comments: 3 Responses to “MacBook Pro Timing Out Often”

    9 years ago

    It shouldn’t be doing that at all, let alone all the time. Diagnosing it is difficult, though. Could be anything from bad memory, to hard disk problems, to the OS needing a re-install, to a background processing going haywire.
    I’d have someone take a look at it and run some tests.

      Victoria Bradley
      9 years ago

      Hi Gary,

      Thanks for the response. Thought I’d share that I called a local Apple service company and they suggested that I first try doing a “repair permissions” under disk utilities. I’d never heard of that before, but figured why not?
      I did that, and have not had any timing out issues since, whereas I definitely would have. They suggested doing this monthly.
      What exactly does this do?
      Thanks again,

        9 years ago

        Repair permissions fixes some files that are set incorrectly. It can resolve some problems. But if you have to do it every monht, then there is a bigger problem causing it. Perhaps a piece of software that is not behaving properly? Or, losing power while the Mac is running?

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