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hobbbz
Oct 15, 2007, 02:39 AM
Apple really is out to get my money out of me this month.

A week or so ago my Airport Express died. No warning, it just stopped working one day. So I do the good little fanboy thing and upgrade to an Airport Extreme Base Station.

I installed it, updated its firmware to be current, and the next day my 17" Powerbook G4 stops booting. I don't know if they are related and I'm in the process of backing it up through target disk mode.

I just wanted to see if anyone had heard of anything similar happening.

Slight update as I'm posting this while trying to fix it: Disk Utility returned the error "Invalid extent entry" and then failed to finish verifying. I have repaired the drive now and it has not given me that error again.



zioxide
Oct 15, 2007, 10:29 AM
yeah there's probably no way it's related to the airport.

now that you repaired the drive, does it boot?

hobbbz
Oct 15, 2007, 10:58 AM
Still doesn't boot but it was 3AM when I repaired it so I gave up for the night. I'll be trying some more tonight. Worst case, I'm all backed up I just have to reformat/reinstall Tiger