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  • MAC PRO (EARLY 2009) Screen Freezing

    Posted by Chris Woods on October 7, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    Hello. I have a MAC PRO (Early 2009) that is running OS 10.11 and I had this computer since 2009 and has been running great ever since. But I just noticed it started to freeze up. The screen would freeze. I could still move the mouse around but I couldn’t click on anything and the keyboard wasn’t working. I held down on the power button to restart. After it started up again it was okay. But this has happened twice in the last few days and I’m not doing anything different or using any new programs. I’ve been on OS 10.11 since 2017. So I’m not sure why is suddenly is doing this. I know recently my speaker on the MAC monitor is going out. Not sure if it is just the monitor. If anyone can help I would appreciate it. Thanks!

    John Rofrano replied 3 years, 7 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • John Rofrano

    October 7, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    It could be excessive heat build up from dust in the machine. The heat sinks on the CPUs can fill up with dust over time (especially after years of use). I would open it up and vacuum it out. If that doesn’t fix it, It could be failing memory. I would run a hardware diagnostic and see if anything turns up. Good luck!

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