[nikonf4] Re: Mac Trouble

  • From: "Bill O'Connell" <woc2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2010 21:55:17 -0500

Hasn't to mine.  Only issue I'm having is updating my iPhone.


From: nikonf4-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:nikonf4-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Dave
Sent: Saturday, November 20, 2010 6:22 PM
To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [nikonf4] Re: Mac Trouble


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

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

    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
> 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,
> Any ideas, gang?
> Don't make me go to the Apple Store on Saturday!

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