10.8.5 update killed my Mac Pro

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Cave Man, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Just did the update and now my Mac Pro 12 core won't boot. When I hold the Option key down there are two copies of my boot drive, but no recovery partition. When I did the update, it shut down as usual, but did not reboot - the fans came on and it just set there with the black screen. After 5 min or so I forced it off and tried to boot but nothing but the grey screen and no progress. I should have known better than to trust the auto updater - I usually use the Combo Updater for such things.

    Building a USB boot stick to see if I can salvage it.
  2. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    The vast majority of "OS X update killed my Mac" threads turn out to be something else.

    Let us know how you get on.
  3. AlphaBoy85 macrumors regular

    Mar 25, 2008

    I just updated and everything seems normal.
  4. Cave Man thread starter macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Just reinstalled a fresh copy of 10.8.5 Mountain Lion and everything seems to be back to normal. Strange.
  5. Inconsequential macrumors 68000

    Sep 12, 2007
    10.8.5 makes my Mac Pro restart after waking from sleep.

    Pain. In. The. Backside.
  6. scottrichardson macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2007
    Ulladulla, NSW Australia
    It killed my Bluetooth dongle. No longer recognised. Have to hack a plist file... about to do it now. Grr.

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