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  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,880 points)
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    Aug 11, 2012 12:21 PM (in response to joesoes)

    Hi,

     

    GO to the Home Folder/Library/Preferences again and find com.apple.imservices.imessage.plist

     

    With Messages shut down/Quit/Closed drag the said .plist to the Trash and then restart Messages.

     

     


    8:21 PM      Saturday; August 11, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Lion 10.7.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • joesoes Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    Aug 12, 2012 6:36 AM (in response to Ralph Johns (UK))

    Thanks Ralph but that did not help either.

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,880 points)
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    Aug 12, 2012 12:22 PM (in response to joesoes)

    Try Claunia's method

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/19224594#19224594


    8:22 PM      Sunday; August 12, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Lion 10.7.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • joesoes Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    Aug 12, 2012 12:47 PM (in response to Ralph Johns (UK))

    I tried to delete the .plists he mentioned but that did not work. Not even resetting the PRAM worked.

  • joesoes Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    Aug 13, 2012 9:42 AM (in response to Ralph Johns (UK))

    Is a factory reset the only thing left to do?

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,880 points)
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    Aug 13, 2012 1:04 PM (in response to joesoes)

    Hi,

     

    How would one go about doing a Factory Reset on  Mac ?

     

    The Thread started by asking about not being able to get the Messages app on  a Mac to sing in to the iMessages service.

     

    My impression now is that you may be talking about an iPhone

     

     


    9:04 PM      Monday; August 13, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Lion 10.7.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • joesoes Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    Aug 13, 2012 1:09 PM (in response to Ralph Johns (UK))

    Hi,

     

    Sorry for my bad english. I´m talking about my MBP. iMessage on my iPhone works fine

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,880 points)
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    Aug 13, 2012 1:16 PM (in response to joesoes)

    Hi,

     

    Claunia's Method is the closest thing to a total reset of the App.

     

    IF you have AppleCare I would give them a call.

     

     


    9:16 PM      Monday; August 13, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Lion 10.7.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • joesoes Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    Aug 13, 2012 1:18 PM (in response to Ralph Johns (UK))

    I dont have AppleCare, i´m afraid.

     

    I´ll just go ahead and do a reset of mountain lion from my USB-drive.

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,880 points)
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    Aug 13, 2012 1:24 PM (in response to joesoes)

    Sounds like a plan

     

     


    9:24 PM      Monday; August 13, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Lion 10.7.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • joesoes Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    Aug 13, 2012 1:28 PM (in response to Ralph Johns (UK))

    Big thank you for the help tough, Ralph

  • MXP 150 Patriot Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 7, 2012 7:52 AM (in response to Ralph Johns (UK))

    Good day,

     

    same problem here, brand new MBA, Mountain Lion, Imessage worked fine for about 2 weeks till today, where I suddenly couldn`t send any messages! All my contacts appeared in red, none of them were supposedly "registered", people I was chattting with only yesterday though.

     

    I went through this thread, I deleted all the relevant files in Library/Preferences with Imessage stopped, rebooted the computer, nothing.

    I set the DSN to 8.8.8.8, alas.............to no avail.

     

    I would like to know how this happens all of a sudden, on a brand new laptop, with the latest software.

     

    My Apple ID is NAME@yahoo.com, and has been working fine for years.

     

    Regards,

     

    MXP 150 Patriot

  • MXP 150 Patriot Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 7, 2012 8:52 AM (in response to MXP 150 Patriot)

    Ah, I forgot to mention........I signed out because of my inability to send any messages.

    So now I can not sign in any more.........it says:

     

    "Server encountered an error processing registration, please try again later", and that is for a good few hours now........H.E.L.P!???

     

     

    Cheers,

     

     

    MXP 150 Patriot

  • joesoes Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    Sep 7, 2012 9:07 AM (in response to MXP 150 Patriot)

    Can you logg in on any other device? If yes, i think a reset of you're MBA is the only option.

  • MXP 150 Patriot Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 7, 2012 9:17 AM (in response to joesoes)

    Good point Joesoes,

     

    I managed to log on to my wife`s Ipad with my account, and my wife gets the same server error while trying to log in with her username on my MBA.

     

    Mmmm, where do I go from here!???

     

    Why does my MBA give me sudden problems?

     

     

    Cheers,

     

    MXP 150 Patriot

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