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

    #1
    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

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    #2
    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

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    Weird!

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

    Cave Man

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

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    10.8.5 makes my Mac Pro restart after waking from sleep.

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

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    It killed my Bluetooth dongle. No longer recognised. Have to hack a plist file... about to do it now. Grr.
     

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