[nikonf4] Re: Mac Trouble

  • From: Dave <downsouthdave@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 10:53:23 -0800 (PST)

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.

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?

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. 

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?

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.

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 
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> 
>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 
>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 
>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 
>hold down the power button until the long tone sounds, the same thing happens. 
>inserted my OS disk hoping to do a restore, and it just ate that; it won't 
>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 
>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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