my new ibook broken???

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by WillMak, Aug 4, 2005.

  1. WillMak macrumors 6502a

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    help, I powered on my ibooy from shut offf and I hear the "da dum!" welcome sound but after that nothing happens....whats going on???
     
  2. WillMak thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I tried restarting witrh the comand and ctrl power button and manual shutdown by just holding the power button...but nothing is working.
     
  3. stridey macrumors 65816

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    Sounds like you've got some largeish problems. How new is new?
     
  4. WillMak thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow that was weird...I unplugged my usb mousefrom the usb port and restarted again...now it's working...sigh window was so much more simpler. Did I do any damage by doing a manual shutdown? (holdin down powerbutton)
     
  5. WillMak thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    about 34 hours :)
     
  6. stridey macrumors 65816

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    Did you install the drivers for your usb mousefrom (;))?

    And no, you didn't do any damage.
     
  7. WillMak thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    oh yea, I plugged in the mouse when I first got it, it auomaticsallly worked no drivers required. I left the mouse in the usb port when i shut it down. Are macs so fragile that i have to disconnecrt everything before I shut down and powert up?
     
  8. stridey macrumors 65816

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    Don't insult macs if you want me to help you out.

    In fact, macs are so strong that you don't have to shut down and power up at all. Just close the lid (put it to sleep) when you're not using it, or leave on if running on AC power.

    I suspect that the problem is incorrect drivers (despite the fact that the mouse worked when you first plugged it in), unless it's a mouse made by Apple. Try doing a google search for "mousemodel drivers" obviously replacing mousemodel with your mouse model.
     
  9. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Scratch that Windows comment, buddy. Windows freaks out all the time when something is plugged in it doesn't like.
     
  10. dsharits macrumors 68000

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    No, that shouldn't happen. I would give Apple a call and ask them what they think about it. You don't have those 90 days of free phone support for nothing.

    Stick with it, and after a few days, you'll wonder why you ever used Windows.
     
  11. WillMak thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  12. stridey macrumors 65816

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    In the history of computing? Probably. None of us though.
     
  13. dsharits macrumors 68000

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    I've never had it happen, and I use a mouse with my iBook all the time. Like it was said earlier, don't shut it down, put it to sleep.
     
  14. WillMak thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    alright sweet. I appreciate the help guys. I guess I'll just continue uising the ibook normally and if anything weird happens I'll call up apple support. Hopefully this is just a one time thing.
     

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