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a2k3san Calculating status...
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Sep 20, 2012 2:15 PM

Just downloaded and installed OS X 10.8.2 Imessage doesn't connect... Keep getting "Could Not Connect" with error message "The server encountered an error processing registration. Please try again later."

 

Anyone Else having this issue?

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), IMessage
  • lcb10004 Calculating status...
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    Sep 20, 2012 4:32 PM (in response to a2k3san)

    I'm having the same issue. I've tried many things listed in the community. There are a few threads on it and nothing seems to be working for me. A couple just just said it started working all of a sudden. I might just give up on mine. Your FaceTime has the same error too, right?

     

    Mid 2009, Macbook Pro 13in running OS X 10.8.2, installed yesterday.

  • lcb10004 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 20, 2012 8:55 PM (in response to a2k3san)

    Nope, Mine still isnt working. I don't know what else to try. I've seen a few cases in other threads of people just saying that it randomly started working. So I don't know, I am just going to wait it out.

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,805 points)
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    Sep 21, 2012 2:00 PM (in response to lcb10004)

    Hi,

     

    At the timing of the First post iPhone 5s will have been on sale in some parts of the world for 8 hours or so.

     

    It is now late on the 21st for me and nearly 22 hours  since the "sales" started here.

    That does not include "pre-orders" that may have in fact arrived early.

     

    Some of this will be down to how busy the iMessages servers are.

    (Some are predicting 8 million new units)

     

     


    10:00 PM      Friday; September 21, 2012


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

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and and iPad

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

  • appledomer Calculating status...
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    Sep 24, 2012 10:37 AM (in response to a2k3san)

    Hi,

     

    had the same issue, but now I can't belive, how stupid I was.

     

    This helpd me and fixed the issue: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4314177?start=0&tstart=0

     

    Last time I had the same problem, after i upgrade to ML.

     

    Hope it fix it also for you, guys.....

  • lcb10004 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 2:38 PM (in response to appledomer)

    Thank you.

     

    Editing the host files fixed the problem.

  • MassiveStunnah78 Calculating status...
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    Dec 29, 2012 10:36 AM (in response to a2k3san)

    Hey Everyone!

     

    After talking with a Apple Support member we have found this solution to fix the error of login into Face Time, IMessage, and game Center when upgrading to 10.8.2 OS X Mountain Lion.

     

    Go into Terminal and either type or paste the following into the line  -   sudo nano /private/etc/hosts  (press enter)

     

    You will be ask to enter in your login password for your computer (You will NOT see the letters as you type. Press enter)

     

    Look for any lines that content the following (apple.com, verisign.com, or verisign.net) I found two that were verisign.net.

     

    Place the # symbol in the front of the line (you'll place it in front of a number which might startout 127)

     

    Press the Control + O at the same time, then press enter to save

     

    Press Control + X at the same time to exit

     

    Close Terminal and then restart your computer

     

    It worked for me! 

  • ben.kaminsky Calculating status...
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    Apr 22, 2013 4:09 PM (in response to MassiveStunnah78)

    This is the only thing that worked of all the things across every forum post I've read. Thank you.

  • Miisha Calculating status...
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    Apr 23, 2013 7:31 AM (in response to a2k3san)

    I have similar issue in 10.8.3 OSX running on iMac. Strange is, that both FaceTime and Game Center work on this computer, but Messages does not. While it tries to connect it displays grayed information about the account including the list of e-mails and phone number associated with my iMessage account, but then it fails with above mentioned message: "The server encountered an error processing registration. Please try again later." There is nothing weird in my hosts file, it does not work even if I create new user on this machine. During registration imagent issues a lot of warnings that (some application) does not have capability: (Status). Mentioned application may be CalendarAgent, Mail, even Keynote. I have tried a lot of solutions found around, but nothing helped so far.

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,805 points)
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    Apr 23, 2013 12:35 PM (in response to Miisha)

    HI,

     

    Start with opening Disk Utility in Applications/Utilities

    Use the First Aid tab and Repair Permissions.

     

    Once that has run check the Contacts app.

    Make sure the My Card (Head and Shoulders icon) is set to your Card.

     

    In the past iChat has had issues if the "wrong" card is listed as the My Card or if no card has the Head and Shoulders icon.

     

    If you need to change the My Card use the Card Menu in Contacts (make this My Card).

     

     

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    8:35 PM      Tuesday; April 23, 2013

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.3)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

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

  • Miisha Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 24, 2013 1:10 AM (in response to Ralph Johns (UK))

    Hello Ralph,

     

    Thank you for your advices, but unfortunately they did not help me.

     

    Michal

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,805 points)
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    Apr 24, 2013 1:08 PM (in response to Miisha)

    Hi,

     

    Open Font Book and make sure Helvetica and Lucida Grande fonts are not Disabled.

     

     

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    9:08 PM      Wednesday; April 24, 2013

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.3)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

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

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