Apple fscked me again!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Transeau, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. Transeau macrumors 6502a

    Transeau

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    I'm so pissed off!

    I replaced my clone Dual Core Pentium 4 PC with a mac pro.
    I've had the Mac Pro for almost 3 months now and I have had nothing
    but good luck with it! This Sucks! All it ever does is sit there and work!
    Every freaking day! I wake up, I turn it on and it freaking boots!
    WTF!? How can I slack off if all the damn thing ever does is work?
    At least with my PC I could get a virus or a Windows Update would make something stop working!

    *sigh* well, it's still running.. almost 90 of uptime.. I guess I'll start working.
     
  2. yg17 macrumors G5

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  3. Transeau thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Transeau

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    yeah, once... when my 2 year old held down the power button... It booted up and fsck'd it hard.
     
  4. zephead macrumors 68000

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    LOL, I use my Dell as an excuse a lot. I probably won't be able to do that anymore when I get a MacBook, but I'd call that a pretty good trade-off. :cool:
     
  5. SMM macrumors 65816

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    Hopefully people read past your subject line.
     
  6. Transeau thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just wanted to see how long until someone starts to flame :)
     
  7. iSaint macrumors 603

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    Every once in awhile I get antsy and try to find some maintenance to perform on my Powerbook. Updates are a godsend, it makes me feel like I'm doing something. Repairing Permissions is ok, but everything seems to be in order for the most part. I'm actually being productive with my computer!
     
  8. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    LOL, ditto on the updates...
     
  9. Transeau thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Transeau

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    same here! Thank god for the hundreds of Windows PC that I have to service every month!

    I remember the day that my biggest client found out that I have Mac's... I was sitting in his office, doing some network troubleshooting on my MacBook Pro. He walked in and looked at me... said "Um, is that a Mac?" I said "Um.... maybe?"

    When asked why I have a mac and not a dell, i responded "Because I want to spend my time fixing my own stuff"

    He responded "So, why are you selling me Dells and not Apples??"
    I said "Because then you wouldn't need me, and I have a house payment to make.:)"

    Thankfully, they NEED Windows for there EMR Software.
     
  10. the Western zoo macrumors 6502

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    yeah it's pretty much the same with my macbook... almost never anything wrong with it!! once I got my hopes up high cause when I disconnected my tv the screen just went blue and I was like - wauw! finally something to be agry about but the after a minute or so I went back to normal and the blue screen only takes seconds to disappear now - so no fun there....

    now in stead I have to use my time actualy getting things done and I have to spend my time playing games having fun in stead of being pissed and affraid that all my data is lost... sigh - who only had a pc...!
     
  11. smartalic34 macrumors 6502a

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    I had that blue screen too on my MBP after once I woke the MBP while turning off a printer... it would appear for 1-2 seconds when subsequently waking from sleep. but to my disappointment, restarting eliminated the appearance of the blue screen and now it runs so smoooooothly... too smoothly
     
  12. Benjamin macrumors 6502a

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    I would be pissed off too. heheheh. at least you found time to post on MR. :p
     
  13. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    Same here, I try SO hard to maintain my machine. I'm too used to Windows. I'm so much more productive on a Mac than on a PC.
     
  14. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    Maybe he doesn't know what FSCK means.

    File
    System
    Consistency
    Check


    Yes, thats actually how it works.
     
  15. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    You could always try resetting the SMC twice in a row. That might fry the logic board.

    Alternatively, you could try the following:


    [​IMG]
     
  16. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    Yeah it's funny how all them peeps making guaranteed pay by the hour are fine with a P/C. ( as long as they have an IT department )

    Damndest thing about Mac workstations is that they actually work as a workstation should.

    Now if you were working for Apple, I would have shown your client how he could run both OSX and Windows and upcoming Leopard and Vista all on the same machines.

    You'd still have to get everyone on the network and cover their Windows partitions, so they'd still need some IT help.

    You'd also get the next sale once your client saw how much more productive
    everyone was.
     
  17. jonutarr macrumors regular

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    i can take a few items out of ur mac pro to make it more like ur PC :eek:
     
  18. Transeau thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Transeau

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    No thanks.. I'll just suffer with how it is now...
     
  19. zipper1022 macrumors regular

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    ytea i hate when my mac out performes any pc i will ever have... so depressing
     

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