Typo? Culture store?? Koichi Yasutani - a.k.a. Steve + MP Lakewood, WA U.S.A. 2010 / 11 / 20 19:02 PST On Nov 20, 2010, at 1328 , Bill O'Connell wrote: > 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 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!