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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 9:53 am    Post subject: Mouse hanging. Reply with quote

My mouse started hanging today. This happens like a few times a minute. The hard drive makes a noise and it will get freed up. Screwy! Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This happens no matter what you're doing on your computer, so even if you have no apps open?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing open. It almost seems like the HD is hanging and making everything to freeze. The HD clicks 2-3 times and causes the system to lock. It then clicks another 2-3 times and everything gets freed up. I'm going to call Apple and see what they say. Everything was running fine until I installed MSN messenger 5.0 this morning! Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update: The hard drive is dead. Sad Apple is going to replace it. Very Happy It was clicking non-stop last night.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 9:56 am    Post subject: Mouse hanging Reply with quote

That is scary!!! Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, hopefully you're all backed up. That makes sense, normally when hard drives start clicking they're on their way out.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

devo wrote:
Update: The hard drive is dead. Sad Apple is going to replace it. Very Happy It was clicking non-stop last night.


Yikes! Sounds like your HD was in it's death throes. lol

I was going to say it sounds like a heating issue, on my PC when it starts to overheat, the mouse hangs for no reason and it gets sluggish untill I do something to cool it off.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Backup... What's a backup? Laughing

I just hope they replace it with a 5400rpm drive. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

devo wrote:
Backup... What's a backup? Laughing


Unfortunately, this is my mentality. As I've never lost anything, I haven't had the type of learning experience that normally fixes this. Laughing

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I just hope they replace it with a 5400rpm drive. Very Happy


I was going to say I hope they do this for you, too. It'd be a nice little speed boost.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2005 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I try to do regular backups of my music and photos. Couldn't imagine losing all these pictures of my kids. I really need to clean up my folders before implementing a total backup strategy. I have a bad habit of throwing things into any old folder. Thank god for Spotlight!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update. I got my Mac mini back today and I am back in mini bliss! They replaced the hard drive with a Toshiba drive. It's amazing how loud other computers sound once you get use to the Mac mini's complete silence. Shocked
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