[nikonf4] Re: Mac Trouble

  • From: Koichi Mac <nikonf3tmd4@xxxxxxx>
  • To: Nikon F4 <nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2010 18:50:43 -0800

        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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