[nikonf4] Re: Mac Trouble

  • From: "Jay Paxton" <JayPax@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: <nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 13:07:32 -0600

That is great.  That is why I am a MAC head.

 

If it had been a Dell, you would still be on the phone with a
1-800-IDIOT from Bangalore.

 

Instead, your problem is now solved.

 

 

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From: nikonf4-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:nikonf4-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Dave
Sent: Monday, November 22, 2010 12:53 PM
To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [nikonf4] Re: Mac Trouble

 

No. It was free; the Genius Bar always is. And they don't push to sell
you anything. I guess they could have promoted a new HD, memory or some
such, but they ran their test sequence and proclaimed all systems go. I
had upgraded the HD myself about two years ago, so I suspected it may
have been corrupted but they said it was fine. I took out the original
Hitachi and installed a bigger Seagate. They implied [they can't
recommend] that if I made another HD substitution I might wish to
consider any 5400 rpm Seagate or Hitachi drives.

 

 

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From: Jay Paxton <JayPax@xxxxxxxx>
To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Mon, November 22, 2010 12:35:17 PM
Subject: [nikonf4] Re: Mac Trouble

Did it cost you very much?

 

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From: nikonf4-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:nikonf4-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Dave
Sent: Monday, November 22, 2010 9:18 AM
To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [nikonf4] Re: Mac Trouble

 

Yes, they took it in the back room and wiped the hard drive and
reinstalled the OS. I had a recent backup at home. 

 

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From: Jay Paxton <JayPax@xxxxxxxx>
To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Sun, November 21, 2010 10:12:20 PM
Subject: [nikonf4] Re: Mac Trouble

So were they able to fix it at the Apple Store?

 

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From: Dave
Sent: Sat 11/20/2010 9:31 PM
To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [nikonf4] Re: Mac Trouble

No, but they did at the Apple Store. It didn't work. Neither did holding
the N key to boot from their network.

 

 

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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!

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