If you shop around, you can find flights to Mumbai for under $2,500. :-D On Nov 20, 2010, at 3:22 PM, Dave wrote: > I did; just got back. It's restoring now. Lucky thing I didn'r have to go to > the Dell Genius Bar. Air India wanted over eight grand just to get me there > and back. There wasn't even a crowd at the GB; they called me 25 minutes > early, booted it from their network, and ran tests on the main board, HD and > memory. All worked fine. The problem was (by elimination) corrupted data in > the boot sector. It was probably the result of doing a huge update to the OS > over the wireless net. They suggested using an Ethernet cable when doing > updates. > > Dang! That couldn't happen to a PC, could it? > > > > From: Bill O'Connell <woc2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Sent: Sat, November 20, 2010 4:28:15 PM > Subject: [nikonf4] Re: Mac Trouble > > Did you go to the cult store and get it fixed? > > From: nikonf4-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:nikonf4-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On > Behalf Of Dave > Sent: Saturday, November 20, 2010 8:18 AM > To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [nikonf4] Re: Mac Trouble > > Thanks, Koichi. I did the updates too and it worked fine afterwards. I can't > boot, so I can't get to any of those remedies. I can't restore either, > because it won't boot to the system disk either. > > > From: Koichi Mac <nikonf3tmd4@xxxxxxx> > To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Sent: Sat, November 20, 2010 6:28:42 AM > Subject: [nikonf4] Re: Mac Trouble > > > I did the Mac OS, Safari and iTunes updates early this week. The Mac OS > update was pretty big one, something like 678 MB. It took a few minutes even > for my MacPro to reboot after the update, but I haven't had any problem. > > Is your FW HD backup the clone of your internal drive? Assuming it is > so, and if it doesn't boot up from that either, maybe you have either problem > with your logic board or memory, or however remote, a corrupt updated files > on your HD. If you don't hear HD clicking repeatedly, your HD is probably > OK. And if you can manage to boot up, <About This Mac> <More Info> > <Hardware> <Diagnostics> will show the state at the time of boot up. > > > > > Koichi Yasutani - a.k.a. Steve + MP > Lakewood, WA U.S.A. > 2010 / 11 / 20 03:29 PST > > On Nov 19, 2010, at 2059 , Dave wrote: > > > I made an appointment for 3PM tomorrow; there was nothing open for morning. > > Minor progress: I got the system disk to eject.I have my original HD that I > > could install, but somehow it doesn't seem like a HD crash. God, this PC is > > slow and fidgety. > > > > From: Jay Paxton <JayPax@xxxxxxxx> > > To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > Sent: Fri, November 19, 2010 11:39:20 PM > > Subject: [nikonf4] Re: Mac Trouble > > > > I know the last thing you want to go is go to the Apple Store and fight a > > crowd of teeny-boppers to the Genius Bar, but that is your best bet to > > getting it fixed quickly. Go online and make the appointment at the Genius > > Bar tonight and it won't be so bad. > > > > From: Dave > > Sent: Fri 11/19/2010 10:25 PM > > To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > Subject: [nikonf4] Mac Trouble > > > > I was using my Macbook 13" laptop tonight when suddenly it froze in Safari > > and the Force Quit didn't work. Neither did anything else. I held the power > > button down, and it shut off. > > > > Now when I try to turn it on, it starts to boot, chimes, and the little > > thermometer comes up. It's the one that shows when you have a long startup > > sequence to go through. Then the whole thing powers off instead of booting. > > If I hold down the power button until the long tone sounds, the same thing > > happens. I inserted my OS disk hoping to do a restore, and it just ate > > that; it won't eject no matter what, and there's no paper clip hole. > > > > Power on, progress thermometer moves to about 5% then restarts a couple of > > times, then it powers off. I powered up and connected my firewire backup HD > > but it's no help. > > > > This Macbook has been flawless since 12/06, and I just installed the latest > > big OS and Safari updates last night. It worked perfectly all day, however. > > > > Any ideas, gang? > > > > Don't make me go to the Apple Store on Saturday! Eric The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason. - Hunter S. Thompson, – Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80s, page 43.