Since 10.7/10.8 OS X Corrupts quite often.

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by electronicmaji, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. electronicmaji macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2011
    I run tech support for a local design firm. We have 46 iMac's in house. Along with that most of our workers have personal Macbook Pro's that I provide support for as well.

    For more than the past year I have been noticing the rise in cases of Apple Screen Spinning Disk Syndrome.

    I think if you've used OSX across several systems for any amount of time now you'll be familiar with it.


    To date, since the update to 10.7. Which we upgraded too a couple months after launch. We have had at least 35 cases in the office of this issue.

    On my personal Macbook Pro I have experienced as well, twice in fact. As has my daughter on her Macbook.

    This seems to be a completely new phenomenon. I had rarely if ever seen it before having worked at the company for the past 10 years now. And we have been using macs since they switched to Intel.

    When you look at the hard drive and try to repair it with disk utility it never succeeds at repairing. All the files remain intact if you were to connect it via a adapter to a mac or pc nonetheless.

    It is a really annoying issue that creates a lot of necessary downtime and update necessities. Since I don't personally keep a Time Machine for my Laptop, since I don't want to be constantly plugging it into a external hard drive all the time, I also have to reinstall all my software whenever this occurs.

    Has anyone else had experience similar to my own with a increase in this issue? I am trying to contact apple to know if they're aware of how common it's becoming. Their lack of Knowledge Base articles on the issue seems to indicate they aren't aware of it.
  2. Nameci macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2010
    The Philippines...
    Open and console log on all of your macs and you will have an idea what is happening. Learn more tech support.
  3. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    I manage about 100 machines with nearly all currently on 10.8.4, and have seen nothing like you mention here.
  4. RayK macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2005
    I manage many macs across a college campus and have not have this issue either.
  5. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    I have no problems with this. Only when there's a hardware failure. What does verbose boot tell you?
  6. 2Turbo macrumors 6502


    Feb 18, 2011
    I get this often and my MBA mid 2012 works fine. Just clean installed 10.8.4 still happens. I did disable the startup chime so maybe that affects it.
  7. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    There's no way to disable the startup chime, it's firmware based. The most you can do it have something run a script to mute the speakers when shutting down and unmute them when turning on again. That's what your solution is doing.
  8. sidewinder macrumors 68020


    Dec 10, 2008
    Northern California
    No way? Maybe you should do some research on that.

    Try this command from the terminal:

    sudo nvram SystemAudioVolume=%80

    To turn the sound back on, do this in command in the terminal:

    sudo nvram -d SystemAudioVolume

  9. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    That just mutes it. The chime is still there, just muted. That command doesn't work for systems that are not running 10.7 or higher as well. That command would mute all system generated sounds, even ram beep errors. Not generally recommended for that reason.

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