SOFTWARE UPDATE FAIL [how to delete?]

Discussion in 'macOS' started by LukeDeFian, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. LukeDeFian macrumors member


    Dec 5, 2007
    Dear Santa Claus,

    Every time I run the Software Update app, it says that there is a new version of the ''GarageBand Jam Pack (v.1.0.1)'' but every time I try to update it, it says that there was an error during the update.

    How can I delete this update, so that i dont need to deal with it?
    Or even better, how can I make the friggin update work?

    I've been a very nice kid,

    P.S.: PLEEASE call unkle Steve and tell him to release 10.5.2 soon!
    bye bye
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Selecting an update and pressing DELETE should remove it. However, have you tried installing it from Apple's site manually? What part is it stalling at? Is it allowing you to download it?
  3. Todd Cooper macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2008

    I have a NOVICE question.

    It was said that one could delete updates, but there was no explanation on how to find these updates. I know this is groundbreaking "noviceness", but still.:confused:

    My screen went dark from the top towards the bottom, where it fades from dark at the top to normal at the bottom.

    It happened after installing some automatic updates, so perhaps i can uninstall them?

    BTW, the screen is normal after the screensaver turns off, but then it returns to being dark at the top, etc.

    I appreciate all help from this board.
  4. Gee macrumors 65816

    Feb 27, 2004
    London, UK
    Are you saying your screen gradually gets dark at the top over time?
  5. Todd Cooper macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2008
    Thanks for the quick reply.

    It happens instantly.

    It´s dark at the top, and it gets gradually lighter towards the bottom. Around half-way to the bottom of the screen, it turns back to normal.
  6. ihabime macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2005
    The OP is talking about removing something from the software update window, not an already installed update. As far as I know once an update is installed you can't really just remove it, if you have time machine you could roll back you OS to a point before the update. The only other way is to reinstall from your original OS disks and not install the update that caused the problem, but any future updates are likely to build on that update, so you might have the same issue.

    FWIW, your screen problem sounds like it might be HW related, If you're still in applecare, I'd give them a call.
  7. Gee macrumors 65816

    Feb 27, 2004
    London, UK
    I agree - I think it might just be coincidental with a software update.
  8. Todd Cooper macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2008
    No mo´ Applecare for this guy.

    Although, I read something about resetting the module that controls the screensaver and fans, etc.

    Anyone know what that was all about?

    I tried the procedure, but to no avail.

    Is there another way of resetting this module? Or perhaps some different module?

    P.s: I just reinstalled Tiger, and was hoping it would fix my problem. Did it work? No.
  9. Todd Cooper macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2008

    Tried the procedure of resetting the SMU. Great idea, seeing as the fans now are on all the time. A problem I didn´t have earlier.

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