In the previous message ‘Mac Problems’ I was getting the error message ‘You need to restart your computer. Hold down the Power button for several seconds or press the Restart button.’ and asked if any one could help. NO ONE DID.
Well finally got it sorted. After endless forum searches and numerous calls to the apple shop, unpugging unnecessary peripherals, formatting the mac, using disc utillities, my hubby Isa decided to start on the hardware.
First he decided to go for the hard-drive, because we wanted a bigger one any way. The original 80GB wasn’t enough. The mac now has 320GB hard-drive, wow. Will still probably fill it… It was quite expensive with the apple shop, so went else where and got it cheaper (3x cheaper). So fingers crossed we switched it on.
Another error. What are we going to do? I read on one of the geeky forums that his error was because one of his memory sticks wasn’t fastened in properly… So we tried it. There was no problem there. So Isa took one out and Eureka it worked. But we have found out that memory sticks from a microsoft computer put into a mac computer don’t work. The mac screams and blows out a puff of air. Its trying to blow out the windows crap that has been inserted…. 🙂
Any way the mac is now happy again, normal mac memory, it just only has half of its original memory until we can venture back to the apple shop to get some more.
Hopefully god willing we won’t get any more problems, thanks to the new geek in the family, ISA… 😉