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Does iPhone (4) take over Airport on eMac?

462 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Dec 28, 2012 6:57 PM by BDAqua RSS
Goldenbill Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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Dec 20, 2012 9:49 AM

I'm totally confused about this so bear with me.  My son gave me an iPhone 4 yesterday and connected it to my eMac Wifi base.  Now I can't find any record of my eMac on my ATT Diagnostic Site and there have been four new access numbers added since I last looked including the iPhone on the next to last place.  I'm still trying to connect my wireless iMac to my printer (again)  The printer has lost contact with my Base Station (Airport) on my eMac.


I've downloaded the iPhone User's Guide but it'll take me weeks to absorb what I want to use from the Guide's 156 pages.  I did find this which is what worries me.  (edit -- I tried to paste the quotation but it didn't take.)


----SETTING UP AN AIRPORT BASE STATION -Page 131 - iPhone Users Guide--- 

  What concerns me is that when I used Disk Utility to check my eMac disk the permissions are OK but Verify Disk gives me the message: "invalid extent entry"  then "The volume needs to be repaired -- Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit." 


I read somewhere that I can use my install disk to repair this.  If so, what keys do I use to enter the disk?


Any help is greatly appreciated.     ....goldie


Message was edited by: Goldenbill I spent the better part of an hour on the phone with ATT trying to figure out what has happened.  They're sending me a new Router.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 2T 3.33GHz Intel2 4G-Ram
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,665 points)
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    Dec 20, 2012 10:01 AM (in response to Goldenbill)

    Hi Goldie,


    "Try Disk Utility


    1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc, then restart the computer while holding the C key.

    2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu at the top of the screen. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)

    Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Disk Utility.

    3. Click the First Aid tab.

    4. Select your Mac OS X volume.

    5. Click Repair. Disk Utility checks and repairs the disk."



    Then try a Safe Boot, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, reboot when it completes.


    (Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive.)

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,665 points)
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    Dec 20, 2012 1:34 PM (in response to Goldenbill)

    Tough to tell what it could mess up, but you must repair the Disk before anything else.


    You must repair the HD,  if Disk Utility or fsck should fail to repair it, your best bet is DiskWarrior from Alsoft, you'll need the CD to boot from if you don't have another boot drive...



    Your best bet is DiskWarrior, you need the CD/DVD though.



    But others that may work…


    Drive Genius…



    TechTool Pro…


  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,665 points)
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    Dec 20, 2012 4:32 PM (in response to Goldenbill)

    If If it boots from the external that'd work without the DW CD/DVD.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,665 points)
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    Dec 22, 2012 8:21 PM (in response to Goldenbill)

    Sorry to hear, but it wasn't booted from the external for some reason, try it again & under the Apple at top left>About this Mac, should show the real Startup Diisk.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,665 points)
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    Dec 28, 2012 6:57 PM (in response to Goldenbill)

    Fantastic, great news, thanks!


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