How to Deal With Macintosh Problems

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Computer problems are a reality for all computer systems in the market. And Macintosh computers are not an exception and that's why we will like to share these solutions of how to deal with Macintosh problems:Compu-Hero's TipIf you are having problems connecting to your network or the Internet, a reboot will often force a Mac to reconnect. If the problem continues, reset the PRAM. You should also try to restart AirPort.

1 Frozen Application: If an application freezes or stops responding, try force quitting the application from the Apple menu or by pressing Command + Option + Escape. After quitting the program, try to relaunch it.

2Update Errors: If you run the Software Update Application (inside System Preferences) and get any kind of error, it maybe that you need to repair permissions. Go to Applications > Utilities and open Disk Utility. Then, choose your boot drive (normally Macintosh HD) and then click the Repair Disk Permissions option. After this, try the software update process again.

3Malware! Virus! So you were told that Macintosh computers don't get viruses ha, well that is partly true, because it is not common for that to happen, but it does happen. As a matter of fact, Apple recommends antivirus software for Mac OS X. If for some reason you end up with a trojan horse, a worm or something worse, try this anti-virus solutions: Intego VirusBarrier X5, McAfee VirusScan for Mac, or Symantec Norton Anti-Virus 11 for Macintosh.

4Stuck CD / DVD: If your CD / DVD drive is not ejecting your disk, and it's definitely not being used by any programs, restart your Mac while holding down the left mouse button. This should force all the optical drives to open and eject the kidnapped disk. You could also open Terminal and type drutil tray open, then enter.

5Lost Admin Password: Not remembering your password can be a real pain especially when you want to install new software or when you just want to run the Apple's Software Update application. To reset your admin password just boot from the OS X install DVD that came with your Mac. To do this insert the DVD and restart your Mac while holding the [C] key down. Then select Utilities > Reset Password and choose a new password.

6Dead Network Connection: If you are having problems connecting to your network or the Internet, a reboot will often force a Mac to reconnect. If the problem continues, reset the PRAM. You should also try to restart AirPort.

If you need extra help with your Macintosh computer or products, we can troubleshoot and repair desktop, and portable Macintosh products in the comfort of your home for less than what you would pay at the Apple store. You can also just give us a call to (916) 606-7302 or schedule our on-site service and we will take care of the situation. We are so confident that you will like our service that we are the only computer repair company offering a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.


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