[nikonf4] Re: Mac Trouble

  • From: Eric Welch <ericwelch@xxxxxx>
  • To: "nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2010 09:08:19 -0800

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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