Major Jaguar Issues...

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by tjwett, Oct 30, 2002.

  1. tjwett macrumors 68000

    tjwett

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    Okay, I'm on a Quicksilver 733 with 1.25 gigs RAM. About a month ago I did a totally clean install of Jag and am totally up to date with software updates, drivers, etc. It has worked okay up until now.
    Here's my probs:

    1. I can't shut down my computer. If I choose Shut Down from the Apple menu I get taken back to the Log In screen and lose my mouse so I can't do anything but log back in. I have to hold down the power button to turn the machine off, which is not good.

    2. If I unplug headphones from the headphone jack Jaguar crashes and I am taken back to the Log In screen. This has happened since I installed Jag.

    I have fixed permissions and have no peripherals connected. What is the deal?

    I know this may belong in the Mac Help forum we all know more people will see it here. Any ideas?
     
  2. Chad4Mac macrumors 6502

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    If these problems were happening to my machine, I would back-up and reinstall. Your problems on the system sound pretty screwy.

    IMO, the OS will never act stable both in your head and on the computer again (i.e. you will never have complete confidence in the currently running OS) even if you recieve advice on how to fix it.

    A fresh OS X reinstall never hurt.javascript:smilie(':)')

    I work with sensitive, important data. I have to have confidence in the OS. Corky **** like this going on gives me pany attacks javascript:smilie(':confused:').

    reinstall


    Chad4mac
     
  3. tjwett thread starter macrumors 68000

    tjwett

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    That's just the thing. I spent over a week backing up and did a new install and still have the same problems. I just can't see why an analog audio jack would affect the OS is any way. I could see a possibilty if it were a digital output but analog shouldn't do anything weird. And you're right about losing confidence. It's like getting into an accident with a new car. Even if they fix it to be "like new" it just never feels the same.
     
  4. mischief macrumors 68030

    mischief

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    here's something to try:

    take the machine in to an Apple Store (if there's one nearby) or any Apple Authorized Service Provider and have the power/speaker combo board checked. You may want to just make sure all your internal connectors are tight and secure first. It may be as simple as a loose connector @ that board. I get the distinct impression that this is a simple HW issue and not the OS.... that Jag is just pickier than what you had before so the error is more pronounced.;)
     
  5. tjwett thread starter macrumors 68000

    tjwett

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    Re: here's something to try:

    Well I have the flagship SoHo store right here in the neighborhood but I'll probably bring it to Tekserve. I hate lugging the towers around. My experience has been that the G4s like to just sit somewhere and not be moved around much. What about the battery? Is it possible for a dying battery to be causing issues like these?
     
  6. mischief macrumors 68030

    mischief

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    Re: Re: here's something to try:

    Doesn't sound right to be the battery. The sound issue is the flag for the power/sound board connector. The dumping you to login could point to an itermittant signal from the power button too, particularly if you have automated login turned off. All in all it sounds like a loose wire or low-grade short involving that board.
     
  7. tjwett thread starter macrumors 68000

    tjwett

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    Re: Re: Re: here's something to try:

    Thanks for the help. I'll take a look and see if I can find anything. I hope it's just a loose connection and not a short. Thanks again!
     

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