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Troubleshooting Apple Computers

I've been so busy these days that I have seriously neglected starting my Apple Section. I hope to build it up fast so if you have any tips, tricks or trap or cool websites please pass them along.

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The two most popular methods for fixing 80% of problems you may encounter with a Apple Computer are as follows:

Option 1:

If you start experience so many system crashes that you can't take it anymore then Rebuilding the Desktop may solve your problem. Most of the time it does.

Boot up the computer while holding down Command and the Option keys. Remember that rebuilding the Desktop file removes any information you may have in the Get Info boxes.

Option 2:

Zap your PRAM! A special part of RAM, called PRAM, controls the settings such as the clock and Desktop settings. This area of RAM might become corrupt. You can "ZAP" the PRAM to reset it to its correct settings by performing the following:

Return to the Desktop

From the Special Menu, select Restart.

Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys all at once (you might need someone to help you...)

Release the keys when you hear the system startup sound at least 4 or 5 times.




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