Archive for the 'iMac Mid 2007' Category

Summary of Problems
Monday, November 3rd, 2008

…you can get an invalid node structure from hitting the power button to shut down. I hit the power button to shut down because I was having problems shutting down normally, which was caused by an invalid node structure.

Western Digital Caviar Failed
Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

On my late 2007 iMac, I had a 500GB Western Digital hard drive fail. It was a slow, painful death. It’s a WD5000AAKS, manufactured 05 Nov 2007.

Hard Drive Failed; Apple Can Not Get Data
Saturday, November 1st, 2008

After almost 6 months of me saying that I think it’s the hard drive failing, Apple has finally confirmed that the hard drive failed. It failed so badly that they can not get any data off of it. I get to pay for getting data off of a 9-month old hard drive. I’ll be posting […]

A Dreaded Trip to the Apple Store
Friday, October 31st, 2008

1. The design of the Apple Store’s Genius Bar is awful.
2. Now I understand why businesses don’t choose Mac. I keep losing billing hours.

iMac: Total Lockup. It’s Busted. Rebuilding from Ground Up.
Friday, October 31st, 2008

My iMac finally died today, less than a year old.

iMac Won’t Shut Down (again)
Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Case 100 732 668 (started in 06/08) Trouble shutting down again. Short call.

Black External Monitor Flashing
Thursday, October 30th, 2008

If you have an iMac, you can request that a Mac Genius come to you to do a hardware diagnosis as part of AppleCare.

External Monitor Flashing Black
Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Here’s how to resent P-RAM (pram=baby carriage. Is Apple support making fun of me making me do this weird keyboard acrobatics as a placebo? At this point, I would not doubt it.)

1. Turn off computer
2. Press left hand Option and Command keys
3. Turn on computer
4. With right hand, press down the P & R keys
5. Machine should make three start-up sounds. Hold keys until the third sound is done.

Archive and Install: Another Lie Uncovered
Monday, October 20th, 2008

In case you’ve missed the problem with this, here it is: To use TimeMachine, you have the restore the broken system, the system that motivated the archive and install in the first place.

Saturday, The Wrap Up
Saturday, October 18th, 2008

Spent another 2 hours on the phone. My system is still not back 100%. The largest bump to report is the crash while performing Software Update. Tomorrow: checking all my data after reinstalling more than 50% of my applications. Notes on Archive and Install Put in Leopard DVD Restart, holding down the C key. This […]