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joenspa last won the day on April 3 2017

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  1. joenspa

    Disk Permissions won't repair

    You know it's interesting too that none of the startup shortcuts are working. Command R just boots normal, no recovery mode. Holding down D at start up does not take me to the diagnostic app. This is the second old Mac I have had this with in the last month. The other was a Mac Pro 1,1.
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    Disk Permissions won't repair

    Our guess was wrong. Any drive internal to the computer cannot have disk permissions fixed or be formatted. If I take the exact same drive and mount it externally it can be formatted. I fear there is something wrong in the controller on the motherboard and my poor computer has met end of life. I welcome any other things I should try.
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    Disk Permissions won't repair

    You think an SSD will make much of a speed difference in a 2008 MacBook Pro?
  4. I have never had this and Adam if you have an answer this may be good for the show. I have an older 2008 MacBook Pro running 10.11.6. It started acting weird about a week or 2 ago. Ran real slow at times, longggg boot ups and eventually wouldn't boot. I got it to boot by holding down the power button a really long time. However it still runs slow. Very slow at times. I went to Disk Utility and tried fixing Permissions. It gets to one point and freezes. The progress bar stop just over half way and freezes there. I don't think it's just slow because I haver left it for 5-6 hours with no progress. I reinstalled the system and got the same result. Booting in Recovery Mode and and running Disk Utility shows everything ok. Any thought on what to do when good utilities go bad?
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    Mac Pro 1,1 Hardware Test?

    Never could get to hardware test. We were trying to just do a test a an old 1,1 we had bought. It boots and runs so I guess we'll just go with that. The other options you listed are better choices except for the fact that this is used with an old ProTools audio system. If we changed from the 1,1 model it kicked off about $20,000 of upgrades. We'll just keep our finger crossed.
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    Mac Pro 1,1 Hardware Test?

    Option D didn't do it. Some good info in that GitHub link though. Thanks!
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    Mac Pro 1,1 Hardware Test?

    Long time no see folks. Hope it's still a little active here. I am working on an old Mac Pro at a recording studio. It's a Mac Pro 1,1 with 10.5.8 on it. I cannot get to a hardware test for it. I looked online and it seems I need a system disc and hold down the D key. I put a 10.5.1 disc in the drive, held down the key and nothing. Just boots as normal. Any ideas?
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    PayPal in Apple Pay?

    That's too bad. I have talked to several folks, on and off line, and they all would like to use PayPal more but just can't get it to work in a store.
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    PayPal in Apple Pay?

    Am I missing something? I don't see a way to add PayPal to Apple Pay. Surely this is possible.
  10. joenspa

    Cant sync music library from itunes to iphone

    I see this is an old post but I have this too. Unfortunately it's by design and I wish they would change it. Once iCloud Music Library is turned on it wipes out all the music stored on your phone (or iPad) and you must access it via the internet. Basically streaming your content. Generally works great except quite often I am without internet. i.e. on a plane, in a foreign country or in the basement of a venue. You can go to your device and download what you want by tapping the cloud icon but this can take awhile if you want most of your library actually stored on your device. I really wish they would go back to letting us download or sync with our computers. If it wasn't for Apple Music I would shut it off.
  11. joenspa

    List view in Calendar?

    It's 2 fold. Cleaning and then moving in mass if necessary. I have Fantastical so I'll check that out. Thanks!
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    Photo Deleting Craziness

    In my opinion way too many bugs right now. They need to step back, clean up and make it "just work". Did you find a work around?
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    Photo Deleting Craziness

    Photos is about to drive me nuts. Some of my Photos automatically download to my laptop but not all of them. I will admit I have not done full blown trouble shooting on this but I don't see pattern. I am NOT using iCloud Photo Library but I am using My Photo Stream. So today I imported from my phone what hadn't been done yet, with the box checked to delete after importing. But because of this craziness I still have 1,931 photos in my camera roll on my iPhone. Anything I imported today is in Photos and My Photo Stream on my laptop but not my iPhone. Anything that has automatically downloaded to my laptop is in My Photo Stream at both locations. If I delete any of the 1,931 photos left in my Camera Roll on my iPhone it deletes it from from the Camera Roll and Photo Stream on my phone but NOT on my laptop. I have found Photos so unpredictable that I kind of quite doing anything with it. It's impossible for me to manage. Do you folks think I have something corrupt or that I just don't understand what Apple wants me to do?
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    finding missing cover art.

    I hate to be Mr Negative but I have redone my artwork twice and when I turned on iCloud Music Library it wiped out most of it again. Some even has wrong cover art. Videos in the new TV app on my iPad are all wrong. I love a nice clean fully rated iTunes Library but it's one of those things I gave up on. PS For me Apple has a ton of bugs right now. The idea of "it just works" is slowly going away. Still love it but the honeymoon seems to be ending.