5143 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 30, 2007 9:53 PM by MT Buck
have you tried to start up your computer in target mode ? By pressing T
immediately after the startup chime you could try this. A bouncing FireWire
symbol will appear on the screen, if you're successful.
Then you could hook up your computer to another mac by using a 6/6 FireWire cable
and from that computer delete some files and maybe repair disk and permissions.
As a general advice - never let free space on a mac's HD drop below 10 gigs !
Thanks for your help Robert & Sig. I gave it a try, but my "Full" MacBook Pro never showed up on my old Powerbook. Interestingly, the external Hard Drive that was connected to my MacBook Pro via Firewire 800 showed up, but the laptop itself did not.
As soon as I get it fixed I promise to follow the suggested 10% free space rule... I've learned my lesson. Any other suggestions??
I don't know exactly what happened - but after trying just about everything... suddenly it is working again.... I did so many desperate acts from Removing the battery to adding and ejecting installation disks, to unplugging a frozen iPod (with read "Do not disconnect"), to holding the "T" key, "C" key, to praying to the computer Gods. And now it is working again?! I'm just really happy. Thanks for all the help - I'll follow your advice (which should be 15% - sorry about saying 10% before) and free up space on the hard drive and be sure I never let it get this full again!