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TPerhai Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 9, 2012 1:49 AM

After the update to Lion 10.7.3, I get hourly repeating alerts from iCal. I've dismissed them but they keep on coming. And the list of the alerts keeps expanding each day. iCal is also repeating past alerts in the list. In addition, the alerts pop up with the Submarine sound, which I also cannot turn off. Needless to say, these hourly interruptions are very annoying. I've applied the Combo Update to try to fix the problem and looked for a solution in iCal and in the system but there isn't anything showing that tells me how to stop the issue.

 

Imagine trying to record audio and have one of these alerts pop up, as I have experienced. Not only does it cause a glitch in the recording, it also adds the sound to it. I turned off Alerts in the Sound preferences and that didn't help.

 

There seems to be no discussions with this problem recently.

iMac (20-inch Mid 2007), Mac OS X (10.7.3), 500GB internal drive, 4GB RAM
  • rpmartin Calculating status...
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    Feb 10, 2012 8:24 AM (in response to TPerhai)

    I'm having the exact same issue on my Macbook.

  • angrycaps Calculating status...
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    Feb 11, 2012 8:59 AM (in response to TPerhai)

    I'm still using Snow Leopard and having the same problem on my iMac. It's driving me crazy. They pop up over and over and over again. Every time I restart, there they are again. I trashed my iCal preferences hoping that would help, but nope. I was thinking about upgrading to Lion to see if that solved it, but it sounds like it doesn't.

     

    Help!

  • ThisisLTD Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 23, 2012 7:30 AM (in response to TPerhai)

    Sadly I have to say I have the same issue since the beginning of this week....

     

    I'm on a MacBook Air 2010... Strange thing is... it's iCloud syncing and it's not on my other Mac's/ iOS devices....

     

     

    So We need a resolution!

  • Nicolas Atkins Calculating status...
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    Mar 21, 2012 10:07 AM (in response to TPerhai)

    Me too. Any news?

  • ryanahamilton Calculating status...
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    Apr 20, 2012 6:27 AM (in response to TPerhai)

    Same issue for me. Event reminders that I've dismissed won't stop appearing. I'm using iCloud. Only happens on my MacBook Pro, not my iMac, iPhone or iPad.

  • brianlarson Calculating status...
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    Apr 26, 2012 11:44 AM (in response to TPerhai)

    Same problems here. Running 10.7.3 and using iCloud. Mommy, make them stop!

     

  • durion Calculating status...
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    Apr 27, 2012 5:50 AM (in response to TPerhai)

    Same problem - this is ridiculous - no response from Apple, any news from anyone? This is driving me mad - I can't delete the old meetings as it's a shared calendar and we need them for timetracking, but my list is getting long.

     

    Now I have no idea if I'm actually being reminded or not!

  • Miggl Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)
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    Apr 27, 2012 2:16 PM (in response to TPerhai)

    Same issue here. Very annoying to say the least ... adding myself to the least to follow responses on this thread.

  • Shara_26 Calculating status...
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    Apr 28, 2012 6:13 AM (in response to TPerhai)

    Been happenin' to me somewhere in between the first day I installed Lion and just days after my MacBook Pro was no longer eligible for Apple Care. Bad timing though I now know that because the software was new, I was likely entitled to free phone support. This is terribly obnoxious and annoying. I use my computer professionally as a graphics operator and have had to use alternate user accounts on my computer so that reminders of manicure appointments don't pop up on the screen in front of an audience of of 500 plus executives. NOT good. Not good at all! I started looking for a soluton way back in November/December but figured it was just me when I found no other complaints on this. Well, glad I'm not alone!

  • Shara_26 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Apr 28, 2012 6:21 AM (in response to TPerhai)

    Oh, and another thing I'm curious to know if you all are experiencing is that there appears to be issues with the finder in general. For example, each time I open up iTunes, I get an alert that all of my tv shows are unchecked. A. Who cares? and B. Is that so important that you had to interrupt me? Additionally, it seem that regardless of what section I was in within the iTunes program, it never remembers and always brings me back to my unchecked tv shows, error message and all. It seems there are several examples of this type of thing since installing Lion. Fingers crossed, there will be a resolution in the next major release or sooner. Interested to know if anyone else is experiencing other such annoyances?

  • ThisisLTD Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 28, 2012 6:31 AM (in response to TPerhai)

    For what it's worth:

     

    I did a Time Machine backup on my Time Capsule & to be sure also a Carbon Clone copy on an external drive.

    After that I did a clean install after formatting my Air.

     

    Then I migrated the Time Machine backup back in the clean OS & everything was happy & workable again!

     

     

    T

  • nickfrombexhill-on-sea Calculating status...
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    May 4, 2012 7:39 AM (in response to TPerhai)

    Hi still the same problem here on MacPro OSX 10.7.3.

    Also have issues with other apps not storing changes to content!!

     

    NS

  • mikesmartt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 7, 2012 12:47 AM (in response to TPerhai)

    I am having the same problem. A weekly alert deleted some time ago just keeps on appearing. Anyone found a solution yet?

  • Shara_26 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    May 7, 2012 5:10 PM (in response to TPerhai)

    Taking one for the team and on the phone with AppleCare right now. I'll try to take good enough notes to post back here. If nothing else, I'll see if I can post the support notes as documented by the rep as soon as it's published:

     

    On the phone with second person who is taking notes before transfering me to a third. While I'm waiting, thought I'd share what the first person had me do.Note that this did NOT fix this or any of what I suspect are Finder issues but it can help with some system wide glitches. In any case, it can't hurt:

     

    Reset PRAM. This is easy.

     

    1. Shut down your computer completely.

    2. Turn it back on and immediately, hold down the Control, Option, P and R keys.

    3. You will hear the usual chime.

    4. Keep holding them down until you hear it chime a second time and then let go.

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