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Forum: General 02-03-2009, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,652
Posted By visiondr
Dave, I just thought I'd follow up with you on...

Dave,
I just thought I'd follow up with you on what happened.
It turned out that the Mini's optical drive was toast. Apparently, the optical drive shares a bus with the hard drive and thus it won't...
Forum: General 01-21-2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,652
Posted By visiondr
Well, sad to say, nothing worked. I think the...

Well, sad to say, nothing worked. I think the Mini is dead. I'm taking it into my local Mac store for a diagnostic/repair. Thanks again for your help. It's a good thing I have everything backed up....
Forum: General 01-20-2009, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,652
Posted By visiondr
Hmm, that makes sense. Start up the Mini in...

Hmm, that makes sense. Start up the Mini in Target Disc Mode whilst connected to the MacBook. Then launch Disc Utility from the MacBook, repair (attempt to repair) the Mini. If that works, great....
Forum: General 01-20-2009, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,652
Posted By visiondr
So, you're suggesting I start up the mini in...

So, you're suggesting I start up the mini in Target Disc Mode (hold down "T" at start up)? I may have tried that as well. I'll try it just in case. However, I suspect that'll fail just as all the...
Forum: General 01-20-2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,652
Posted By visiondr
Good question. Unfortunately (again with the...

Good question. Unfortunately (again with the "unfortunately") the MacBook is Intel-based and the Mini is a G4 so. For that reason I don't think the Mini will be able to boot from the MacBook. Or will...
Forum: General 01-20-2009, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,652
Posted By visiondr
help with complex restore

My Mac Mini is giving me a grey screen - no "spinning gears" on grey background - just grey and frozen there with the CPU (and the fan) ramping up to full speed. To make matters worse, I can't...
Forum: General 03-26-2007, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 14,793
Posted By visiondr
Of course! (slaps forehead with heel of palm)

Of course! (slaps forehead with heel of palm)
Forum: General 03-26-2007, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 14,793
Posted By visiondr
Hmmm... It seems something like that would be...

Hmmm... It seems something like that would be scriptable (logout, then login as another user). I'll do some investigating.
Forum: General 03-26-2007, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 14,793
Posted By visiondr
Dave, you were right (as always). The backup,...

Dave, you were right (as always).
The backup, while slow, did work. It took just over 80 minutes.
Now, all I have to do is figure out how to set this up to work without touching the machine. The...
Forum: General 03-26-2007, 01:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 14,793
Posted By visiondr
Stalled Network backup

My name is Ron and I have a problem...

Up until now I've been using SD! with great success to backup our two computers (Mac Mini, Macbook) via a hard connection. But I've become lazy and want to...
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