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This is either great, or terribad - i'm not sure which.


What I do know is iphoto/iweb are nightmares to deal with - I don't understand how anyone wants to deal with those ever. Lose your iweb sites2 folder but have the original content? Gee, that's nice. Have fun re-building your site from scratch.
 
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post #112 of 863
Honestly the only thread i can recall that tops this one is the "Stuck to my Chair" thread
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ITS GONE! ITS FINALLY GONE! OMG I AM GOING TO CRY, BUT IT IS FINALLY GONE!

You know that beast of an iPhoto issue? DONE! Yes, that is right. I solved that sucker and it is OUT OF HERE! OMG YES! Now the lady that picked it up... if only...
 
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I thought this upgrade was suppose to be easy...

You know them hard drive upgrades? Yeah, generally they are easy right? Pop them on the cloner, get it going and all good. Then when it is done, resize the parition, run some Disk Warrior nasty action on it, repair some permissions and send it out the door. Well... I wish.

This customer is a friend of my boss, so I agree to do the machine for a crazy ass low price my boss decide to do it for (with no meat on the bone of course). e-e

Anyways, I look at this Macbook nonuni and I am surprised at what I see. 2.5GB of space left on the drive and it is actually BOOTING? How the hell...What? I don't even. Am I crazy? I take this drive and put it onto the cloning machine and clone it to a 320GB drive (120 to 320). About an hour passes and it is done. Resize, run DW, repair permissions... Then the last thing was to setup a time machine. So that is what I did. What do you think happened? Time machine didn't want to back up. Kept saying it encountered an error. Then afterward would proceed to backup again.

I go through, reform the drive thinking something is wrong with the external. NOPE. Reset home folder permissions. NOPE. Removed the TimeMachine .plist file. NOPE! Can I have a cup of coffee? NOPE!

I got the original drive handy, so I blow away the 320GB drive, reinstall Snow Leopard and migrate the data over. Well, mail broke, BUT Time Machine finally worked (wheee.gif). I remove the account in Mail then go to re-add it. Password doesn't work (pulled from the keychain). I give the customer a call and get her email and password. Try to setup mail again. It fails saying that the user name and password is wrong.
I drop down to Safari, fire up Yahoo and log in. Works just fine. Re-add the account into mail and what do you know? Working... Did I just smoke some some butt crack here? That shouldn't have worked.
 
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Passwords always seem to fail.

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Dust? Wait what? Dust? WHY THE HELL WON'T IT GO AWAY?! FAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

You know iMacs are a pain in the butt right? I mean, really. They are a PAIN. Top open one up, you have to take the glass off with suction cups, do your thing and put all back together again.... without any dust between the glass and the LCD.

http://www.ifixit.com/Device/iMac_Intel_27%22_EMC_2429

Just so you know what I mean.

Anyways, I take this Late 2008 iMac 20" apart, change the drive, put it back together again and start using the silicone roller for getting the dust off the glass and the LCD. I swipe if a few times across both, then quickly and gently put the glass back on (held in by magnets). Well. dust.

Open it up again, clean it.

DUST

Do it again.

DUST

Try again.



5th try was the charm. No dust. Turned it on... no video. e-e I forgot to plug the LVDS cable back in.

 
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D:

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Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post

Dust? Wait what? Dust? WHY THE HELL WON'T IT GO AWAY?! FAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!
You know iMacs are a pain in the butt right? I mean, really. They are a PAIN. Top open one up, you have to take the glass off with suction cups, do your thing and put all back together again.... without any dust between the glass and the LCD.
http://www.ifixit.com/Device/iMac_Intel_27%22_EMC_2429
Just so you know what I mean.
Anyways, I take this Late 2008 iMac 20" apart, change the drive, put it back together again and start using the silicone roller for getting the dust off the glass and the LCD. I swipe if a few times across both, then quickly and gently put the glass back on (held in by magnets). Well. dust.
Open it up again, clean it.
DUST
Do it again.
DUST
Try again.

5th try was the charm. No dust. Turned it on... no video. e-e I forgot to plug the LVDS cable back in.

Happened to me before too biggrin.gif
    
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lol!!!!!!

Like i said. Your adventures would make a great movie haha
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When it comes to hard drive upgrades we install the new drive, image it with whatever OS they had (or do a netinstall if it's 10.7 or 10.8) and just run migration assistant. It makes for a lot less headaches.

As for the whole roller thing, you actually use that? We just blow them with an electric air dealio and we're good to go. When I worked at Apple we used it because the dust problem in the room was awful, but where I am now it's all good.
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