11 Replies Latest reply: Mar 31, 2012 9:47 AM by berniefrompa
berniefrompa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Once in the application I can work fine as long as I don't try to exit.  And after a while the menus are no longer available at the top, and sometimes the popup on the bottom quits. If any other program opens a popup (software update) then the keyboard goes dead. The only way out is a hard shut down via power button. I'm on the machine right now and can surf the web without issue till the cows come home. I can't exit Firefox, cant use the menu at the top, I can use the mouse to minimize and restore this window, but clicking on anything on my desktop will only highlight it, not open. I have spent $$$ having someone look at it, they said memory was bad, replaced it. Said everything else was fine. It isn't.


I have done the drive check - all ok., tried to reinstall from the original discs and got some good for a while. tried booting and holding some key (cant remember which one - r or p maybe) to clear something upon boot and it worked fine for 3 programs then failed.


I also have a time capsule I used for backup and WIFI that seems to have mutinied at the same time.


Am I screwed?

MacBook Pro (17-inch 2.4 GHz), Mac OS X (10.5.8)