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Eulipion Calculating status...
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Aug 23, 2009 6:01 AM
My iCal is dead. It shows the right day and month upon opening but the mini calendar at the bottom right is stuck on 2001 and will not respond to mouse clicks to move it on and I cannot set up calendar 'events' at all.

Nothing else is wrong although for a while I couldn't access iPhoto. It produced a message which read 'upgrade needed' and then closed down, time after time. However with the recent Mac updates it's now fine. I'm awaiting a 'fix' for iCal but perhaps I need to wait for 'Snow Leopard'.I cannot find any reports of this and the help guide is completely unforthcoming. Is anybody else having similar problems?

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iMac Intel, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 2GB RAM 250G Drive
  • jabarrett Calculating status...
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    Aug 24, 2009 3:48 PM (in response to Eulipion)
    Yes, I am having the dame problem and more. All of my calendars have disappeared. can't post or edit events, etc. Just spent the better part of 2 hours with Mac support person - no luck in fixing the problem. His recommendation - take it into the mac repair shop.
    iMac G4, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
  • kyla.m Calculating status...
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    Aug 24, 2009 9:00 PM (in response to jabarrett)
    I just started using my brand new Macbook Pro today and I cannot get iCal to work.

    The small calendar is also stuck on January 2001, and I cannot add anything to the calendar at all. I tried syncing it with my iPhone, and everything else synced except the iCal. I tried importing the contents of another iCal, and it froze - I can't even close it without forcing it to quit.

    Has anyone else figured out how to solve this problem?
    Macbook Pro 15", Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • barthurs Calculating status...
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    Aug 25, 2009 9:27 AM (in response to Eulipion)
    My iCal has started "dying" on me also. The application opens, but my events, calendars, or to do's won't appear. The menu bar and icons are all "frozen." I can quit, but at this point all functionality of iCal is lost.

    I recently updated to OS X 10.5.8 and also began adding events from Mail messages this week, around the same time the problem arose.
    MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • jabarrett Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 26, 2009 9:38 AM (in response to Eulipion)
    My iCal is now working. Previously I tried everything posted on the Boards (turned off synching,removed iCal.plist and the Calendar caches) no luck.No success with Apple support person either Finally found the proper link for the OS X 10.5.8 Combo Update, downloaded and installed it - my iCal is up and running, at least for the moment.

    http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/apple/macosx_updates/macosx1058update.html
    iMac G4, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
  • joelnatkin Calculating status...
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    Aug 27, 2009 10:41 AM (in response to Eulipion)
    Mine is dead too. It opens, works for a second typically, then most controls freeze. Menus from the top produce dropdowns that immediately come back up as if they are taunting me. Completely worthless.

    It's been broken for many months. I've given up on it. I've never experienced any Mac software as messed up as iCal.
    iMac 24" 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 2.5 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
  • sgross2 Calculating status...
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    Aug 27, 2009 11:59 AM (in response to Eulipion)
    I have a relatively new IMAC and a new Macbook Pro which I use via an apple
    Airport. A few days ago I installed the most recent security update and both of my computers wIll not operate Ical. I sometimes get a blank form of my calendar or a calendar that appears to be somewhat normal but I can not make any selection, add or delete on it. I can't even close the window but have to quit the program. I am certain that apple is aware of this problem so why don't they acknowledge it.
    MacBook Pro 15", Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • sgross2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 27, 2009 12:00 PM (in response to Eulipion)
    I have a relatively new IMAC and a new Macbook Pro which I use via an apple
    Airport. A few days ago I installed the most recent security update and both of my computers wIll not operate Ical. I sometimes get a blank form of my calendar or a calendar that appears to be somewhat normal but I can not make any selection, add or delete on it. I can't even close the window but have to quit the program. I am certain that apple is aware of this problem so why don't they acknowledge it.
    MacBook Pro 15", Mac OS X (10.5.8)
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