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Help me fix my Mac!

My Mac won't wake up after going to sleep -- what's going on? [more inside]
posted by queens86 on Apr 25, 2014 - 9 answers

OSX Networking Problem -After an hour or so my net connection just stops

I have a bug with my networking on OSX Mountain Lion, Put simply after an indeterminate, randomish amount of time (from 30 minutes to 10 hours) my laptop will simply stop loading or fetching new websites. This happens both over wired and wireless networks - In both cases the connection will appear to still be connected,but loading a webpage will just hang on "sending request" and a traceroute to google.com which works fine beforehand, just fails (nothing in terminal after the command). I've struggled but can't find much indication at all about this bug on the internet - can anyone help me fix this problem? [more inside]
posted by Another Fine Product From The Nonsense Factory on Jun 20, 2013 - 23 answers

Troubleshooting another computer over the internet filter: Best way to do this...

What is the easiest, most affordable way to mac system troubleshooting and maintenance on another Mac over the internet? [more inside]
posted by konig on Oct 4, 2011 - 5 answers

Having trouble getting my Macbook to communicate with other devices on my network.

I'm having trouble getting my Macbook to reliably communicate with, well, anything else on my network, and not having a spare router or laptop is not helping the troubleshooting process. [more inside]
posted by Tomorrowful on Sep 20, 2011 - 11 answers

I get the internet, my housemate doesn't - but we're both connecting to the network. What gives?

Internet connection issues in bachelor pad of two pseudo-luddites. Both macs. Both show connection to our dedicated, password protected network. I get internet connection, my housemate doesn't. What's up? [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Mar 2, 2011 - 15 answers

Connect Four? No, just one.

Please -- please! -- help me troubleshoot a vexing wireless connectivity problem. Just to put this front and center: I am not knowledgeable about computers. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Feb 24, 2011 - 8 answers

Help me fix a slow Mac!

How do I fix a slow iMac? [more inside]
posted by bwg on Jan 10, 2011 - 16 answers

I just want internet for my business

Why won't my router and laptop play nice anymore? Mac and Cisco/Linksys question inside. [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on Dec 7, 2010 - 7 answers

Fucking internet, how does it work?

Weird internet blockageā€”problem resolved, but mystery remains. Macintosh and Time Warner cable internet insideā€¦ [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on May 13, 2010 - 3 answers

You didn't really want to post that to MeFi, did you? Oops!

The latest versions of Firefox and Safari that can run on my Mac Intel G4 tower (OS X 10.4.11) keep crashing when I open more than one video in separate tabs or windows on YouTube or Hulu. The problem isn't consistent, but it does seem to happen when I have at least 7 or 8 tabs open at once. Can anyone help me solve this? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jan 22, 2010 - 11 answers

authorware for mac osx 10.5 troubleshooting

Is there any way for me to successfully download Adobe's 'Macromedia Authorware' program to a Mac OSX 10.5 operating system? (Recently upgraded from 10.4.11....I think). I have tried several times, but when downloaded I click to open and end up with a text edit file. So not helpful to my school psychology experiments. I've heard there is an online version of this software, but when looking for it I keep getting taken to Adobe's download page over and over. Is there any way to simply downgrade and would this help? I am technologically clueless so the simplest terms possible would be very appreciated.
posted by whalebreath on Jan 10, 2010 - 2 answers

Seeking a permanent solution for my Wacom tablet woes.

Sometime around the beginning of this year, my Intuos2 Model 0608-U 6"x8" Wacom tablet driver stopped loading upon login and restart. I reinstall it every time I login/restart. All of the tips, tricks, workarounds suggested by both Wacom and Apple do not work. I am running Mac OS 10.5.7. Is there anything left to try? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Jul 28, 2009 - 5 answers

Powerbook: No Logo

Powerbook G4 won't boot up. I hear the chime, get a gray screen, but NO apple logo or spinning wheel. [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Jul 20, 2009 - 17 answers

Is this iBook toast?

The hard drive in my girlfriend's iBook (12" G4 late 2004) died, or at least that's what I think happened. I want to cover all my bases and I need a little advice on best practices. [more inside]
posted by clockwork on Feb 17, 2009 - 8 answers

Fixing LaunchServices on OSX

Is there any way to fix/replace/reinstall LaunchServices in OS X? (Also: is my Powerbook doomed?) [more inside]
posted by ubersturm on Feb 5, 2009 - 10 answers

w3m-mode in emacs on osx

Emacsfilter: Anyone had luck installing w3m to Emacs on OS X? [more inside]
posted by mrstrotsky on Dec 19, 2008 - 9 answers

The problem with Preview

MacFilter: How do I get Preview back? [more inside]
posted by jammy on Nov 24, 2008 - 3 answers

My MacBook desktop is suddenly too big for the screen!

My MacBook desktop is suddenly too big for the screen! [more inside]
posted by donovan on Jan 14, 2008 - 8 answers

Why does Metafilter hate my Macs?

Why can I reach Metafilter from my PCs, but not my Macs? [more inside]
posted by danny the boy on Jul 14, 2007 - 14 answers

Unstable Mac! Advice for testing RAM?

My Mac is totally messed up! Help! (Hardware issue, probably ram chips, maybe HD) [more inside]
posted by anonymoose on Apr 4, 2007 - 13 answers

Thumbthing's wrong with my iMac's USB ports

OSXFilter: Because AskMeFi is where all the coolest Mac nerds hang... On my iMac 24", USB thumb drives and memory cards are failing when copying files. The specific symptom is that the file transfer will hang, and the only way to recover is to manually remove the device from the port. [more inside]
posted by baltimore on Jan 3, 2007 - 15 answers

Mac Mini Keeps Looking for Bluetooth Mouse But I Don't Have One

My Mac Mini shut off when the powerstrip got unplugged. Now when I power it on it loads up the "Bluetooth Setup Assistant" and keeps searching for bluetooth mice - which I don't have any. The Dock is gone and the top white menu bar is only partially painted. [more inside]
posted by ao4047 on Dec 28, 2006 - 15 answers

Where are my e-mails?

Apple Mail has suddenly stopped retrieving my messages... [more inside]
posted by purplefiber on Oct 26, 2006 - 7 answers

TextEdit makes my computer squeak.

When I type in TextEdit, my PowerBook (15", 10.4.5) emits a high-pitched squeak with every entered character or press of the delete key. WTF? [more inside]
posted by danb on Feb 26, 2006 - 8 answers

So much for "plug and play"

Help! My new Mac Mini refuses to start! [more inside]
posted by S.C. on Feb 2, 2006 - 11 answers

Why won't my iRiver show up on the desktop?

I'm having problems mounting my iRiver on the (G4 iBook, OS 10.3.9) desktop. [more inside]
posted by Len on May 31, 2005 - 4 answers

Why won't my Mac save pdfs?

The "Save as PDF" option in the Print dialog box on my Mac has mysteriously become disabled. How do I get it back? [more inside]
posted by O9scar on Apr 5, 2005 - 3 answers

Help me retrieve my lost Eudora inbox

Macfilter: I'm on 10.3.4, and just lost my entire eudora inbox (tons of msgs) and all my safari bookmarks and logins...any ideas? (i think it's because i didn't have enough diskspace free, but it's too weird, and annoying) [more inside]
posted by amberglow on Jul 15, 2004 - 12 answers

Photoshop Colors

I broke Photoshop! [color-related madness inside] [more inside]
posted by Hankins on Jun 3, 2004 - 3 answers

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