No, but they did at the Apple Store. It didn't work. Neither did holding the N key to boot from their network. ________________________________ From: Koichi Mac <nikonf3tmd4@xxxxxxx> To: Nikon F4 <nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Sat, November 20, 2010 9:50:43 PM Subject: [nikonf4] Re: Mac Trouble Well I see your problem is solved now which is good to know. But, did you hold <option> during FW boot? That will show you the choice of drive you want to boot. Corrupt boot sector of internal drive shouldn't deactivate this capability. Koichi Yasutani - a.k.a. Steve + MP Lakewood, WA U.S.A. 2010 / 11 / 20 18:50 PST On Nov 20, 2010, at 0517 , Dave wrote: > 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. > > 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!