The problem when your computer/device as a whole OR an individual application becomes unresponsive, "hanging" as it were, in mid air.

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Old MacBook Pro 17" freezes when WiFi gets turned off

I recently updated from Mountain Lion to Mavericks 10.9.4 on my late 2007 MacBook Pro 17". Now every time I turn off WiFi, the computer freezes within a few seconds. Upon reboot, the computer freezes ...
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Finder freezes for several minutes when opening folder for first time after restart

After I restart my computer, if I try to open a folder the wheel at the bottom of the Finder window spins and I get the beach ball. This happens for several minutes (over 5 minutes) while loading the ...
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Chrome hanging computer (resource.spin)

In last two weeks I'm having big problems in Chrome... after some time (a day, sometimes a few hours), I get very serious hangs and I barely manage to launch a system Force Quite Applications menu ...
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Can I upgrade RAM on an early 2014 Macbook Pro Retina?

I bought a Macbook Pro Retina (4GB RAM, 128GB SSD) in April. It keeps freezing and about every 3 days, and I need to upgrade the RAM. Am I able to upgrade the RAM on this machine to 8GB or 16GB?
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My MBP keeps freezing

my mac had a keyboard problem and i had to change it. well i realised later that the "w" key behaves like its held so every time i have to deactivate it after turning the mac on with the virtual ...
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Cannot open Mail.app Preferences in OS X 10.7.5

I get the pinwheel of death when I try to open Mail Preferences. I'm using OS X 10.7.5 and Mail v5.3.
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iTunes freezes when syncing with iPhone

I have a problem with iTunes (latest version) freezing when connected to my iPhone 5 (iOs 7.1.2) via USB. It connects with my elder MacBookPro, with that iTunes, but not on my iMac. There doesn't seem ...
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Bluetooth not available anymore

I have a Macbook Pro (late 2011) with the latest OS X (10.9.4) and once in a while the Bluetooth subsystem disappears and the system hangs for a few seconds every ~10 minutes. The icon in the menu bar ...
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Freezing and 3 beep sounds

I have MacBook Pro (2011 model). Everytime I open my personal account (which is Admin one), the laptop freeze after 2 to 3 minutes regardless of the application that I am using. I need to shut it down ...
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Mac freezes when I try to open a particular Folder

I am using Mac Book Pro with Mavericks. For last couple of weeks, I have been noticing that my whole machine going in to Freeze, when I try to open a particular folder. Every time when I "force ...
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Is FCP X 10.1.1 hanging because of older hardware?

I'm weighing the value of upgrading my machine because FCP X 10.1.1 is constantly hanging—more than once per 5 minutes—and I'm at a loss what to do. Is this just because I have older (Mid-2010) Xeon ...
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iMessage Freezes/Hangs when sending screen shots

Worked fine sending 114k file of .png screen-shot; a 254k file freezes it dead. So bad that I couldn't open up a tab in Safari. I suspect Evil Forces, but would be amused to learn it's a known issue. ...
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iPhoto freezes when iPhone is connected

The Title says it all. If I start iPhoto while my iPhone is connected via USB, iPhoto simply freezes, showing the beach ball all time. The only way to revive it is to kill the iPhoto process via the ...
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MacBook Hangs on Boot at seemingly different stages each time

Our Macbook hangs on startup and doesn't boot into the desktop environment. The most notable problem is that the Macbook doesn't make the usual startup sound when we boot up. It doesn't make any ...
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Alignment error with external hard drive, Time Machine

While trying to backup via Time Machine, I am seeing the following errors in 'sudo dmesg' output: CODE SIGNING: cs_invalid_page(0x1000): p=8425[GoogleSoftwareUp] clearing CS_VALID USBMSC Identifier ...
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Can I compile mpich 3 with gcc 4.9 on Mavericks?

I am trying to compile mpich 3 on a Mac Pro with Mavericks using gcc 4.9. Has any one had luck doing this? My machine is hanging on configure step.
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Mac crashing. Kernel problem?

I had recently installed Google Drive on my Macbook Pro running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 but it kept crashing my computer to the point where it would not start. I deleted Google Drive in Single User Mode, ...
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MacBook Pro mid-2008 freezes or causes file system problem

I have an old MacBook Pro (mid-2008, 15 inch). Apple replaced the main board and I upgraded RAM and replaced HDD. When I use OSX on it, it freezes randomly and I have to reboot it. I installed ...
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Odd hangs where monitor sleeps and sshd is still active post 10.9.3 update?

I am seeing an odd issue that I started to see during the 10.9.3 seeds and then it has carried on for the last two weeks or so. Oddly enough it also, for me, coincided with adding an Inateck KT7001 ...
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Installer constantly runs on MacBook Pro

My MacBook Pro will constantly run installer and when I force it to quit in the Activity Monitor, it will automatically open right up again. It really bogs down my computer. Here's what my Activity ...
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How to get my screen responding again?

My MacBook Pro is running, ssh works fine, but the screen does not respond anymore. The screen is frozen like the ice of Antarctica. The mouse does not move on the screen. The time of the clock does ...
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MacBook Pro freezing a few programs (different each time) before resuming?

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro that is running OS 10.7.5 -- and it's behaving very strangely. I'm actually at a loss as to what to even search for. The best I can do is to link to a video I took of the ...
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How to drain an iPhone battery?

My phone froze last night and the battery still has not died. My lock and home button don't work, so I can't just hold the power button down and reset it. I'm on a friend's computer, so my phone isn't ...
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4s phone screen is frozen

Screen on phone is frozen diplaying wall paper and slide to unlock. Voice recognition works, but cannot enter passcode with frozen screen. How can I get into the phone, need pictures. Have not ...
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LibreOffice has frozen with loading symbol

As the title says, LibreOffice has frozen and I can't do anything. Sadly I don't want to force exit because of the document. Are there any tricks or can you rely on restore?
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MBA mid-2013'' total freeze; hardware issue?

I've got a mid-2013 13" MacBook Air (Model Identifier: MacBookAir6,2) currently running Mavericks 10.9.2. that doesn't have any problems except (a potentially major) one: Sometimes when I'm playing a ...
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Login window hangs upon user login

When I want to fast user switch from user A to user B, a login window appears where I enter user B's password. When I'm done, a rotating progress indicator spins for a couple seconds, until user B ...
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System freezing during time machine backup in higher performance graphics mode

Starting in 10.8.x and continuing in 10.9.2, I notice my system freezing when running a time machine backup while "higher performance graphics" are enabled. When I say "freeze", I mean that the ...
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Debugging Freezes

Sometimes my macbook freezes while browsing the web etc, I get a beach ball cursor but it doesn't spin or respond (there is no movement on the screen, it's frozen), the keyboard is unresponsive, ...
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Periodic freezes - possibly related to CoreAnimation?

For many months, I have experienced occasional lockups on my Macbook Pro 8,2 running OSX 10.9.2. Actually, I had what I assume was a related problem in 10.8. I have the 2.3GHz Core i7 processor, 8GB ...
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iPhone 5 stuck at Apple boot logo after screen replacement

My girlfriend smashed her iPhone screen. Being technically competent and after looking at YouTube videos of how to fix it I thought I would give it a go. After replacing the screen and moving the ...
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How can I stop the very frequent beachballs I have on my 2010 MacBook Pro, which has 8 GB RAM?

Beachballs happen every five minutes or so, taking about 15-30 seconds to resolve. I almost never had them before a few weeks ago. Update: Just now, for the first time, the Mac was unresponsive for ...
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Finder slow/freeze under Mavericks

<rant>I wish I never upgraded to OS X 10.9, it is so buggy!! But the alternative to stick with the unpatched earlier version of OS X was not a solution! Anyway, so I am on this crappy Mavericks ...
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rMBP Late 2013 crash without log and have to restart by power button

I bought rMBP around November last year. As I open Chrome, it crash without log. I can't move the mouse, and the mms stream player keep working. The only solution is to restart it with power button. ...
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Aquamacs: recover unsaved document after crash?

Aquamacs just crashed, while I was saving a new document for the first time (with about a screen and a half of text entered). I had chosen the location and name, and hit “OK” in the Save dialog; at ...
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Boot hangs on grey screen (even when booting from USB drive with fresh OS X install)

My MacBook Pro 15" Late 2011 (MacBookPro8,2) with AMD Radeon 6770M exhibited display corruption and associated system crashes/resets over a period of two weeks before it entirely failed to boot. The ...
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Crashs of MBP 13 mid-2010 (MC375LL/A)

I am using a a MBP 13 mid-2010 (MC375LL/A) with the following characteristics MacBookPro 7,1 Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6GHz RAM: 8Gb (2x4Gb in replacement of the 2x2Gb) HDD: WD Blue 500Go 5400trs/min (in ...
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VLC and Chrome freeze on start

Since last week I can't open VLC and Google Chrome, it freezes immediately after opening. It's the report output for VLC: Date/Time: 2014-01-29 23:10:52 +0330 OS Version: 10.9.1 (Build ...
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Finder Bus Error 10/Finder freezes and doesn't open a new window

About a month ago, my MacBook Pro from 2008 running OSX Lion 10.7.5 booted up incredibly slowly. I reset the PRAM and removed and put back the battery and that issue resolved itself but after that ...
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Mavericks unusable (beach ball) when CoreStorage fails

I have a Late 2008 MacBook Pro running OS X 10.9.1 (13B42) I've upgraded it with a 180GB Intel SSD 520 series (model INTEL SSDSC2CW180A3), which replaced the SuperDrive CD-rom, and I setup a Fusion ...
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iPod Classic 160GB deletes all files and isn't recognized on PC

I purchased a 160 GB iPod Classic last year. Regularly throughout the year I found that the iPod would often freeze and need to be reset every time it was plugged into my computer. Formerly an Asus ...
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OS X 10.6 kinit hangs on ticket renewal

I (grudgingly) upgraded an old Mac Mini from 10.5 to 10.6 last September (and the likelihood of me upgrading beyond that for this little beast is slim to none). I have been using an AFS cell as my ...
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Mac OS X Mavericks freezes, stops responding when running out of memory

It happens every other day and the symptoms are weird to say the least. The computer still responds in some sense; I can move the mouse, the volume buttons on my headphones work. They keyboard does ...
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Retina MacBook Pro freezes after replacement screen fitted

I have a rMBP 975, mid-2012, running 10.9.1, and half a month ago, I went to the Genius bar to change my screen. After that, in the past week, my Mac has frozen three times. I don't know what the ...
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Newly-upgraded Mavericks machine hangs on startup

I just upgraded to Mavericks on my 2.8 quad desktop, and now it won't fully boot. It gets to the Apple logo, then hangs. I tried safe boot but got the same result. Where to next?
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What is wrong with my iMac? (video corruption, unstable)

I have a 24" Early 2009 iMac. During "intensive" use (such as Photoshop, WebGL, etc.), the system starts to become very unstable, resulting in bizarre graphics corruption and other weird behaviour. ...
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How do I fix my iPhone 4?

I am currently having problems with my iPhone. So it froze last night and went completely black. so I left it for a while, hoping it would un-freeze. then all of a sudden it turned off and I tried to ...
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iPhone iOS7 hangs and requires restart when Switching between apps

Occasionally, the iPhone hangs and requires a restart when trying to switch between apps by double-clicking the home button. Mostly happens when in landscape mode, but yesterday that phone hanged ...
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After Mavericks upgrade, no app that uses iCloud data storage works — all hang

I recently upgraded my Mac Pro (MacPro3,1) to 10.9. Since then, I cannot use any app that can save or read documents from iCloud Documents and Data storage. This includes TextEdit, Pages, Numbers, ...
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Mac Freezes when left IDLE

I'm having a trouble with my Mac. It freezes totally when left idle for an hour or so and I can't get it to work by moving my mouse, pressing keys on the keyboard, etc., and I have to force restart ...