Firewire(?) weirdness

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Bedawyn, Sep 30, 2003.

  1. Bedawyn macrumors regular

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    Okay, my computer worked fine last night. And it woke itself up fine this morning, as it's supposed to. A bit later, I heard the speakable alarm voice -- I didn't actually listen to it, but I assumed it was the usual "Mail is too dumb to figure out that it's still dialing before giving up" message that I get every morning.

    But by the time I drug myself out of bed to look at it, the screen had been filled with a dark blue background and a large orange symbol. I think it's the Firewire symbol -- a circle with a solid bar and two dashed bars radiating from it? (It's too early in the morning to go find pics.) At any rate, it's one of the symbols for devices I don't use. The symbol was floating, so at first I assumed it was something from the .Mac screensavers -- a strange and alarming choice, but I don't make them. However, the screen wouldn't wake from it, and I hadn't been snoozing long enough to put the hard disk to sleep. I had to reboot, and when I did, I couldn't find that image in the .Mac slideshow.

    It's working fine now, but I don't like random weirdness, as it tends to mean problems later. Anyone have an idea what was going on here?
     
  2. Marble macrumors 6502a

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    Do you do hallucinogenic drugs immediately before/after sleeping? Do you believe in God? Do you have clinical psychosis?

    If so, any combination of these things could explain your problem. If not, I guess I could see your computer do that if it was in Firewire Target Disk Mode, but I've never used it so it's just a guess (you should have to reboot to get that, anyway.

    Maybe you should get your head examined or the morning coffee mix analyzed, because as they say... It's probably a user error ;).
     

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