Software Update not working

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  1. dsharits macrumors 68000

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    Software Update refuses to work on my iBook G4 (10.4). I open it up, it shows me the window and the progress bar makes no progress. I have tried reinstalling OS X , and I have tried manually updating to 10.4.1 with no new results. Anyone else have this problem? Anyone have any idea how to fix it?
     
  2. eva01 macrumors 601

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    have you tried it on different internet connections? maybe it is your internet.

    and did you try possibly deleting preference for software update
     
  3. dsharits thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I have tried it on different connections, but I have not trashed the preference file. I'll try that right now. Thanks!
     
  4. dsharits thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well, negative on the trashing of the pref file. It didn't change anything. Anything else to try?
     
  5. eva01 macrumors 601

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    do you have a separate firewall possibly that is blocking the port in which the software update connects through?
     
  6. dsharits thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well, here's the thing. My Power Mac has no trouble with Software Update, and it's on the same network, connected to the same AirPort Express.
     
  7. eva01 macrumors 601

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    welp i'm outa ideas except call apple.

    sorry i couldn't help
     
  8. dsharits thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Hey, I appreciate the attempt! I'm stumped as well, so I may end up calling Apple. I just wanted to see if anyone on these boards has dealt with anything like this before.
     
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  10. dsharits thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Mine's a little different. When I open Software Update, the progress bar in the sheet that says "Checking for new software" never makes any progress. It gets to about a quarter of an inch and sits there forever, almost like there's no connection. I know there's a connection, because everything else works fine, and it never tells me that there is no connection. I could leave it for a month, if I wanted to, and the progress bar would still be there, having not moved at all.
     
  11. dsharits thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I am very happy to report that the 10.4.2 update fixed the problem. I don't have any idea what was wrong, but it's fixed now, so I really don't care. :D
    Thanks for the help, everybody.
     
  12. firewizard macrumors member

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    man wish i could say the same this is killing me, i updated to 10.4.2 and i still have the same exact problem with software update as in the thread i posted earlier http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=135248

    im not a programmer at all wish i knew what that malloc stuff was and how to fix it,

    well if anyone can help it would be great

    HJW
     

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