Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2012 4:16 PM (in response to Tahuilán)
I think that getting Mac OS X Lion would probably help. It weakens the battery life a little bit, but overall it is rather fast, comes with lots of helpful features, and is a digital download which means that you can install it on multiple Macs that you own.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2012 4:34 PM (in response to Tahuilán)
Snow Leopard (10.6.8) is fast and stable. If your new MBP is running Lion, you're in the wrong forums. If it's running 10.6.1, you need to update. FWIW, these might help:
Mac Maintenance Quick Assist,
Mac OS X speed FAQ,
Speeding up Macs,
Macintosh OS X Routine Maintenance,
Essential Mac Maintenance: Get set up,
Essential Mac Maintenance: Rev up your routines,
Maintaining OS X,
Five Mac maintenance myths, and
Myths of required versus not required maintenance for Mac OS X27" i7 iMac 10.6.8 , Mac OS X (10.7.2), G4 450 MP 1.5 GB RAM w/(10.5.8/10.4.11/9.2.2)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2012 12:01 PM (in response to baltwo)
Hi, thank you for reply. I think I'm not the wrong forum, beacause I have SL and I'm having troubles, sometimes it gets freeze and when I use it with the lid closed and it got in "sleep" mode, I have to open the lid again, unplugge the VGA adapter, etc..., this spend more than a minute, do you think this is relly handy?
I mentioned to downgrade to Leopard beacase I hadn't this troubles.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2012 1:55 PM (in response to Tahuilán)
If the new one originally shipped with 10.6.1, you can't downgrade to Leopard.
I'd try updating to 10.6.8 using the combo installer and see if the problem is resolved.
You'll need to do that anyway in order to be able to get Lion.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2012 2:18 PM (in response to Tahuilán)
Your troubles are not usual and may denote either a system problem or a hardware problem (hopefully the former). Lion is better at least regarding ‘closed lid’ and external monitor behavior but I would suggest to not upgrade over the existing ill SL, as the behavior—seeminlgy due to a system issue—may be transferred to Lion. I would suggest an erase-and-install, of either SL then upgrade to Lion or a direct install of Lion after erasing the disk. You must have a good backup first.
Your mac is qualified for Lion, but solve the bad behavior of your mac in SL, which is also a very good, well done OS, that behavior is not at all normal. Also check whether your favorite apps are Lion-compatible (some are not, mainly those based on the old PPC code, which were still supported in SL).
Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2012 10:57 PM (in response to Tahuilán)
Your problem is the system instability in SL, which you describe, and my suggestion was to NOT upgrade Lion with this instability unsolved as you may continue to have troubles in Lion.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2012 2:49 AM (in response to Tahuilán)
But I have all the updates, are necessary yet?
It won't hurt to run the combo installer again - sometimes it resolves problems which appeared with the update.
If that doesn't work, then Catius' suggestions are quite valid.
Either way, you won't be able to go back to Leopard if the MBP didn't ship with it originally, and the MBP model you quote shipped with either 10.6.6 or 10.6.7.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2012 4:04 AM (in response to noondaywitch)
Yes, reinstalling the combo update may be sometimes useful, so giving a try will not hurt.
Another reason for this instability may be linked to applications, which dig deep into the system, if there any uninstall them or at least deactiate them if run automatically upon logging in. AV software should be also removed or deactivated.
Conclusion⌐ do NOT upgrade to Lion before solving the instability issue or slow run in SL.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2012 1:53 PM (in response to Cattus Thraex)
I have reinstalled that combo and it didn't change nothing, the same issues are happening, and now the Mouse moves randomly, you could check the link. So with my last MacBook (non pro) I never had any issue, really, I think if I downgrade to Leopard, I will investigate it, because I can't understand why I'm having several issues with a much better equipment and software.