Aperture 3 Fails to Launch

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mikeherdes, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. mikeherdes macrumors member

    Jan 29, 2010
    I've been trying for the last two days to fix Aperture 3 on my Macbook Pro, but I'm having no luck.

    Here is the error I get:

    cess: Aperture [665]
    Path: /Applications/Aperture.app/Contents/MacOS/Aperture
    Identifier: com.apple.Aperture
    Version: ??? (???)
    Build Info: Aperture-1290000~2
    Code Type: X86-64 (Native)
    Parent Process: launchd [141]

    Date/Time: 2011-01-31 22:16:53.916 -0800
    OS Version: Mac OS X 10.6.6 (10J567)
    Report Version: 6

    Interval Since Last Report: 381094 sec
    Crashes Since Last Report: 27
    Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 23
    Anonymous UUID: D1A977B0-79D9-4427-9BA0-1408EF63258C

    Exception Type: EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP)
    Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000
    Crashed Thread: 0

    Dyld Error Message:
    Library not loaded: /Library/Frameworks/PluginManager.framework/Versions/B/PluginManager
    Referenced from: /Applications/Aperture.app/Contents/MacOS/Aperture
    Reason: no suitable image found. Did find:
    /Library/Frameworks/PluginManager.framework/Versions/B/PluginManager: no matching architecture in universal wrapper

    Binary Images:
    0x7fff5fc00000 - 0x7fff5fc3bdef dyld 132.1 (???) <B536F2F1-9DF1-3B6C-1C2C-9075EA219A06> /usr/lib/dyld

    Model: MacBookPro5,5, BootROM MBP55.00AC.B03, 2 processors, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.26 GHz, 4 GB, SMC 1.47f2
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, PCI, 256 MB
    Memory Module: global_name
    AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x8D), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (
    Bluetooth: Version 2.3.8f7, 2 service, 19 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
    Serial ATA Device: ST95005620AS, 465.76 GB
    Serial ATA Device: HL-DT-ST DVDRW GS23N
    USB Device: Built-in iSight, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8507, 0x24400000
    USB Device: Internal Memory Card Reader, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8403, 0x26500000
    USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x0236, 0x04600000
    USB Device: IR Receiver, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8242, 0x04500000
    USB Device: BRCM2046 Hub, 0x0a5c (Broadcom Corp.), 0x4500, 0x06100000
    USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8213, 0x06110000

    I've tried reinstalling the program multiple times with no luck, restoring my computer from a time machine back up, and I've tried replacing the apple prokit files.

    I really need to get this working again. Any help would be appreciated.

  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Does the same happen with another, temporarily created, user account?
    Have you tried a normal reinstallation of Mac OS X yet, without the use of Time Machine?
    Do you still have Apple Care?
  3. psxguru macrumors 6502a

    May 19, 2006
  4. mikeherdes thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 29, 2010
    Thanks for the replies. I can't get past the error screen (no part of Aperture opens).

    I don't have apple care, but I'll try creating another account. I haven't tried a full reinstall because of the time that would require, but it's starting to look like I may have no choice.
  5. mikeherdes thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 29, 2010
    Creating another user account does not work....

    I'll send anyone $20 CND though paypal if they find a way to fix it without reinstalling os x.
  6. RedRaven571 macrumors 65816


    Mar 13, 2009
    I was having same problem with iPhoto, found a solution that worked for me.

    According to this Apple forum,

    the same solution may work for you.

    System Preferences > Spotlight > Security

    Add your Bootcamp volume to the Security section (either by clicking '+' and selecting the partition; or just drag the volume icon into the Security section)

    Then try launching A3 and see what happens. Apparently there is some issue with Spotlight, Bootcamp and 10.6.6.

    Good luck!

    PS - if it works, keep your $20; just happy to help if I did.
  7. mikeherdes, Feb 1, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2011

    mikeherdes thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 29, 2010
    Thanks for the suggestion, unfortunately it didn't work. I even deleted the entire boot camp partition and still had no luck.

    Turns out it's a simple fix.

    For those with the same problem:
    1. Navigate to: /Library/Frameworks/PluginManager.framework/Versions/B/PluginManager
    2. Delete the PluginManager
    3. Get a new copy of the PluginManager. (You can copy one from a friends macbook) or use the one hosted here: http://qvenon.com/files/PluginManager.zip

    Thanks to those who offered help.
  8. mrreillyb macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2011
    The above fixed worked for me! I have spent a week crawling through forums and trying everything, and this was the fix, thank you!!
  9. PHST macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2011
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Aperture 3 Fails to Launch

    Same problem occured to me after updating the App version of Aperture to 3.1.2. Your solution worked! Thank you.

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