It won't download....just says waiting?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by jog-on, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. jog-on macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2011
    Hi Chaps,

    Started to download Lion about an hour ago and so far nothing has happened. The icon is at the bottom of the screen but it just says waiting, there is no progress at all.

    Any idea what i should do?
  2. brainblink macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2011
    I had this problem, I just left it an hour or two on its own and it started.
  3. jog-on thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2011
    thank you, I'm new to macs...only had one for two weeks so forgive this basic question but I think the lion download will take all night judging by the lack of progress. if the mac goes to sleep will the download continue?
  4. Ecoh macrumors 6502a


    Oct 30, 2009
    Just bought Lion from App Store, says "waiting" also, I think I saw it flash a message about apple server and an error #500.

    I guess I will just wait.
  5. jog-on thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2011
  6. psingh01 macrumors 65816

    Apr 19, 2004
    same problem. i doubt they waited to charge my CC though :rolleyes:
  7. scrogers macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2007
    Several of us from this post are also having similar "500" "100" and other weird appstore errors right now.

    I think there may be some issues....
  8. rmcbuckeye macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2011
    Took me at least an hour and half to download/install Lion last night.. It would download then it'll go down to -1 minute, -2 minutes, then it went to at least -10 minutes, then went back to normal countdown, then completed. I was a bit worried, to be honest.. but it worked fine.

    Except FaceTime will not let me register for some reason.
  9. jog-on thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2011
    hmm, I guess I just wait. maybe leave it overnight.

    What happens if its still like this in 10 hours time, who do we contact?

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