[nikonf4] Re: Mac Trouble

  • From: "Bill O'Connell" <woc2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2010 16:31:15 -0500

Hey, wait a minute there hod down guy, thought strange spinning about 3 times 
and keying in weird commands was reserved for PCs :->


From: nikonf4-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:nikonf4-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Eric Welch
Sent: Saturday, November 20, 2010 12:08 PM
To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [nikonf4] Re: Mac Trouble


When you start, hod down Command+S and then wait for the command prompt. 


The instructions are there in the text that scrolled by. 


First type:


/sbin/fsck -y -f


Press Return. 


When it finishes, it will say The system has been modified or that it appears 
to be okay.


Then type:


/sbin/mount -u -w /


Wait for the prompt.


Then type "reboot" and press Return.


Hopefully it will be okay.    


Sent from my iPad

On Nov 19, 2010, at 8:25 PM, Dave <downsouthdave@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

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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