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Internet freezes

5309 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 26, 2010 1:36 PM by Compfriend RSS
Claptrap Calculating status...
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Nov 17, 2009 8:11 AM
Starting yesterday, my internet froze up every time I went on certain websites like youtube or even when I was chatting with someone over facebook. I tried switching web browsers to firefox and it still did the same thing. I can go on certain websites (apple, google, yahoo, hotmail, and even facebook as long as I don't chat) but not other ones (youtube, moviefone, and many others). I run the latest versions of firefox and safari, my software is updated fully, and I'm using an aluminum Macbook 2.0 gHz dual core 4gb RAM (less than a year old) running Mac OS X 10.5.8. This also happens no matter where I access the internet from (using my university's internet connection does the same thing). I was just wondering if this is a problem that can be solved fairly easily or if I am going to have to call apple support.

Problem (in a nutshell): some websites (see above) cause safari/firefox to freeze up and the page doesn't finish loading.

Solutions I've tried: switching web browsers, switching wireless networks, checking software update, clearing cache and history.

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macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • susic Calculating status...
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    Nov 17, 2009 4:39 PM (in response to Claptrap)
    I have been having the same problem. I see the issue happening on sites that use video or some type of Flash graphic. Tried re-installing Firefox and also tried Safari with no improvement.
    iMac Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • sig Level 8 Level 8 (35,770 points)
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    Nov 17, 2009 9:48 PM (in response to Claptrap)
    Install the latest version of Adobe Flash Player. http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
     MacBook Pro 2.8 Ghz 15" / 4 Gb Ram, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iPhone 3GS
  • susic Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 19, 2009 5:54 PM (in response to sig)
    Didn't help
    Quicksilver, Mac OS X (10.2.x)
  • wilsonb Calculating status...
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    Dec 5, 2009 7:59 AM (in response to Claptrap)
    I had the same problem with my safari for days. I fixed it by repairing disk permissions through disk utility. Here's how it worked:

    Quit any open applications/programs. Launch Disk Utility. (Applications/Utilities) Select MacintoshHD in the panel on the left, select the FirstAid tab. Click: Repair Disk Permissions. When it's finished from the Menu Bar, Quit Disk Utility and restart your Mac. If you see a long list of "messages" in the permissions window, it's ok. That can be ignored. As long as you see, "Permissions Repair Complete" when it's finished... you're done. Quit Disk Utility and restart your Mac.

    Hope this helps!
    MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Compfriend Calculating status...
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    Jan 26, 2010 1:36 PM (in response to wilsonb)
    It Works! I tried a million things before this and none of them helped. Thank you!
    MacBook

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