iPhoto 11 Not Loading on MBP

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  1. Tom8 macrumors 6502a

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    When i go to load iPhoto on my 2010 MBP and when i loads it just sits at the main screen with the spinning circle. None of the panels on the left hand side load, and it just sits with the spinning loading sign, not the beach ball, the white circle.

    Do i need to perform a clean install of iLife?
    If so, will that be on the Mac OS X Applications Disc i got from Apple with my MacBook, as iLife 11 came preinstalled?
    will i have lost the projects i've made/will i lose them when i do the install?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Tom8 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Not as if i posted this looking for a reply or anything...
     
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  4. shyam09 macrumors 68000

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    1.give the forums some time.. this is holiday season, things wont happen immediately :)

    2. did you try a re-boot of your computer. maybe that will shape things up.. im a limited mac user (just got one a week ago, so i might not be much help .. so sry.)

    3. http://discussions.info.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2694774&tstart=45

    http://www.macworld.com/article/132243/2008/02/pacifist.html

    these links should help you reinstall, but once again, would suggest you wait a little longer until someone who is an experienced Mac User answers. maybe check back later in the evening,
     
  5. Tom8 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, i'm just getting a bit pissed, since i was using it to create a photo book as a present and now it's not working

    http://lh4.ggpht.com/_dZWGxt2DfMk/T...4/s720/Screen shot 2010-12-31 at 19.20.38.png

    there's a screen shot of all that happens when i boot the application.

    I've restarted my computer, and deleted then reinstalled iPhoto and the problem persists.
     
  6. shyam09 macrumors 68000

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    hmm maybe take it to an apple genius ....
    how did u reinstall?
     
  7. Tom8 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Deleted the Application from my Application Folder and then used the Application Install disc i got with my Mac
     
  8. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    Is your iPhoto library corrupt?

    Quit iPhoto, move the current library somewhere on your desktop and rename it.

    Restart iPhoto with a new catalog. If all looks fine then your old library is corrupt.
     
  9. Tom8 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Could you explain how to do this?

    Do i just copy and paste my photos from 'All Images' into a folder on my desktop?

    How do i do it?

    Sorry
     
  10. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    1.) Go into your "Pictures" folder and drag the iPhoto Library to your desktop. Just let it sit there.

    2.) Start iPhoto. It will say it can't find your Library. Click "Create New"

    3.) Save the Library wherever iPhoto Suggests.

    If iPhoto works then your old Library is corrupt. If you had imported your original photos into that corrupt file they are probably still there. You can get them back in their original form thusly:

    1.) Right click the corrupt iPhoto Library on your desktop.

    2.) Select "Show Package Contents"

    3.) Inside the folder titled "Masters", you'll find all your originals.
     
  11. Tom8 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, we appear to have crossed wires.
    It's not a case of the library not showing up. iPhoto just doesn't load, full stop. It just hangs on the window, like in the picture.
     
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  13. Tom8 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I will try that now.
    Sorry, I've been asleep.
     
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    Thanks a lot!
    My library was corrupt by the looks of. Just started a new one.

    Thanks again
     

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