Hard drive replaced and now lots of problems
Hi I was just referred to this website and hopefully someone can help with this.
I have a MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010 which I bought in June/July of 2011 off the Irish mac refurbished site.
In about June 2016 I had an issue with a replacement battery which I bought from a computer shop in Dublin, it wasn't holding a charge very long. The guy working there suggested that it may be because I had a lot of movie files on the laptop and it could also be the old style hard drive. He also pointed out that the computer was slow and the SSD would solve this.
A few months later I went back to the same store and got them to install a SSD (Kingston 240GB). No more than a few days or a week later I found that my laptop was shutting down randomly. I brought it back and he checked that the fans were clear and that was it. He didn't know what else it could be. I only had the problem since they worked on it and never before that.
More recently in the last few months when I turn on the computer it takes a while before I can even open program, they just keep bouncing. It says something like 'program not responding. What I always have to do is force quit and try and open them a number of times before they actually do open.
It still shuts down randomly as well as this ' program not responding' issue. But it also cant seem to handle too much activity. For example I wouldn't dare try and run a program like illustrator or photoshop because it seems to make it shut down immediately and often even opening a file in preview using the space bar can cause the machine to shut down.
I have very little files stored on the computer and I have no heavy programs installed. The majority of my use of the mac now is browsing the internet and playing movies and I still experience these problems.
It sounds to me like its a hard drive issue but thats only a feeling I have, I have no real technical know how. Because it is now classed as a 'vintage machine' apple or there licenced stores won't touch it and also because it has had a replacement hard drive and battery.
any help with this would be greatly appreciated