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TS3638 Application Store cannot sign in

438 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 9, 2012 9:05 AM by Dah•veed RSS
maurom9 Calculating status...
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Jul 9, 2012 5:01 AM

I was never able to sign into the Application Store with my Macbook Air. I have reinstalled the operating system, redone the authorizations in iTunes, and nothing. I do not have an antivirus installed and I do not have third party applications like Little Snitch. I have taken the Macbook Air to an Apple Store in Johannesburg and after two days they gave up and said that they were going to research a solution, but they never got back to me, and this was six months ago. I have no idea what else to do. And neither do the Apple "Geniuses" I consulted. Please help.

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (29,545 points)
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    Jul 9, 2012 6:49 AM (in response to maurom9)

    Disclaimer - For me the Apple Support Communities are an international user to user technical support forum. As a man from Mexico my first language is Spanish. I do not speak English, however I do write in English with the aid of the Mac OS X spelling and grammar checks. I also live in a culture very different from that found in most 1st world nations, such as that in the two dominant North American countries. Written language has no tone. When offering advice in the ASC, my comments are not meant to be anything more than helpful and certainly not to be taken as insults.

     

    If the Mac is under warranty, the Mac App Store is a vital part of Mac OS X and the Mac ecosystem, since the Mac cannot be repair, call Apple Care and have them make arrangements to replace the Mac under warranty.

     

    Be sure to prepare for the new Mac by backing up your content. I suggest not cloning the old Mac or doing anything that might transfer whatever ails the old Mac to the new Mac.

    '09 Mac mini, iPad 2, iPhone 4S, Mac OS X (10.7.4), iOS (5.1.1) Mac user since 1984
  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (29,545 points)
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    Jul 9, 2012 9:05 AM (in response to maurom9)

    Buy an external SSD and install Lion on it as if on a new Mac. Boot from the ext SSD and see if the problem persists. If it doesn't persist, replace the internal HDD and start over. To save money, you might ask someone to help you get an ext SSD that can be removed from its casing and be installed in the Mac.

    '09 Mac mini, iPad 2, iPhone 4S, Mac OS X (10.7.4), iOS (5.1.1) Mac user since 1984

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