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Safari and Chrome freezes Mac. Please help

by surferbrazil / January 22, 2013 7:01 PM PST


I am using a Macbook Pro. With 10.7.5 OS.

6 months ago my mac has gone through stages of freezing when I open Chrome. It starts on the navigator but eventually spreads to anything in use in the the Mac creating a freeze of the whole system (iPlayer desktop, finder, PS, iTunes)

I first started by uninstalling Chrome and using Safari instead. This worked for a couple of months. Then the same thing happened to Safari. So I moved to Firefox a few weeks ago but I'm afraid the same thing will eventually happen to Firefox so I am asking for help before it happens.

I have made numerous steps to counteract this such as Verifying and repairing disc permissions, downloading latest Flash.

Many thanks for any help anyone can give me.

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how old is this MBP?
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 22, 2013 8:40 PM PST

How much RAM does it have?
When was the last time you used a can of air to clean out the vents?

Does this only happen with Browsers?


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This Mac Book Pro is about 2 years old.
by surferbrazil / January 22, 2013 9:37 PM PST
In reply to: how old is this MBP?

The Memory 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3

It only happens with browsers Chrome (which I unistalled) and Safari, but after starts freezes the whole computer. Firefox still works fine.

I never used a can or air to clean the vents but I think if that was the problem Firefox would be equally affected, right?


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Good to read the canned air tip.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 22, 2013 11:56 PM PST
In reply to: how old is this MBP?

I wish more laptop owners owned that used it on some schedule. I'm seeing owners of laptops treat them like bricks. They don't know about canned air or why it matters.

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