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Jan 3, 2011

this has happened a few times in recent weeks. I lock the screen on my MBP (mid 2009) and go do something for a few minutes. When I come back, the computer won't come back on. I have to hold down the power button for ~10 seconds and shut the computer down hard and then power it back on. What the heck is going on here?

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Jun 26, 2012

I use an external hard drive for Time Machine backups and to store some larger video files in a folder called Videos.  The Videos folder on the external drive is now locked and I can't unlock it.  I go to Get Info, hit the lock icon and enter my password, but the "Locked" checkbox is greyed out in the General section.  In the Sharing and Permissions section, instead of displaying my name, it says "Fetching . . ." and I can't change the Privilege from "Write Only". 

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Same if we try to change to just READ or just WRITE...etc...nothing...

Just a gray icon of a LOCK under the icons of the drives, and a warning anytime I try to access them, saying I don't have permission to do so.

I even unplugged the firewire drive and plugged it into another computer and it does the same thing!
And I even made a new ADMIN and tried changing it with that, to no avail.
Everytime I look at either of these drives, those 'users and permissions' toggles are back at 'custom' and they just won't relent!

Oh, and I also flashed PRam and 'Repaired permissions' on the boot drive [yes, the boot drive is working fine]

I need the media that is on these drive... a ton of video media on the internal raid, specifically... So I can't just repartition them from boot disk.

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Mar 21, 2012

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I cannot save bpm or cue points to files while they're locked. My serato scratch live software will also not save overviews while they're locked. 

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Mar 20, 2012

I have somehow lost all my iTunes. When I go to play something - I get the grey exclamation mark comes up. In trying to restore from Timw Machine, I find my iTunes is now unlocked. I have gone through the process of unlocking every file I can find and changing all the permissions to read and write. However it is still locked. 

a) how to unlock iTunes using a defferent technique to that which I have tried. 

b) tell me EXACTLY (step by step - because I am a mac newbie!) how I restore from my Time machine preferably. I do have my full collection (about 15 000 pieces) on my ipod if I need that - but I am terrified of loosing everything?


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Apr 12, 2012

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Feb 2, 2012

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Apr 24, 2012

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May 23, 2012

I was playing a flash-based game when the game completely locked up my computer, and the only possible solution was to do a hard reboot (pressing and holding the power key). I waited and then restarted, but the screen had vertical and horizontal pixelated lines running through it all, and it froze several times during the startup process. The computer restarted itself several times, but it kept freezing while still in the grey screen.I tried starting it in safe mode, but I got the same results.

An attempt to run from the Lion restore drive didn't work, either. I reset the SMC and PRAM, and while resetting the PRAM changed the nature of the lines on the screen (narrowed them down), it didn't work, either.I finally got it to boot up, only to have it crash again when I attempted to watch a game on, which uses a Flash player. I have uninstalled and re-installed Flash, to no effect.All of this started after the latest software update from Apple. My data is backed up, but not through Time Machine.I have a 2008 16" MBP running the most updated version of Lion.

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Jul 4, 2012

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Mar 23, 2012

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All it will do is boot into open firmware mode. Currently the install disc is inside of it and I've tried booting the cd using "cd:, bxi" and "dir hd", and it can't open both. Does anyone know how to wipe the HD, and start the installer using firmware? Otherwise, I think I'll have to take out the harddrive and plug it into an external case and then wipe it.

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Mar 19, 2012

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May 25, 2012

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I want to remove the "System Administrator" who recently appeared (within the last few days).How do I make my computer more secure? (I changed my iTunes password already.)

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Feb 25, 2012

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Jan 3, 2010

I was using safari and my screen locked up. Large areas got distorted and little (maybe 1/8" blocks) started flickering all over the screen. It wouldn't recognize any input from my keyboard or mouse. This really scares me for a number of reasons: I wasn't doing anything very difficult to cause the crash, The computer has basically nothing on it, and the reason I bought a mac was for its stability. I head back to school tomorrow (read: I head far away from a mac store), and I need to know if I should go by the mac store before I leave. It's a 27" i5 if that makes any difference.

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