Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2011 8:15 AM (in response to Mateus109)Apparently "FIXME" is a message for engineers? Seems ridiculous that this message appears thousands of times in the log.
(please excuse my spelling/grammar in post one!)MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 21, 2011 2:33 AM (in response to Mateus109)Seriously does no one have any ideas? Others with this issue said the only solution was to reinstall OSX!
I'm not alone: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=846406
I managed to change the message slightly by removing the Airport network interface option to read: *+...not valid UTF-8, ""+*. But after re-enabling Airport, the original message returned: *+...not valid UTF-8, "�SMB012"+*MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2011 2:09 PM (in response to Mateus109)Just in case any else has this problem and finds this thread, I've found the fault. With help from an other user, I ran the configd in debug and checked all the bundles. Running the following gave loads of odd messages in System.log:
*sudo /usr/libexec/configd -dv -t /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/PowerManagement.bundle*
Assuming power must be to blame, I removed the battery and the messages stopped!
The battery must be faulty and sending codes to the Mac that it doesn't understand.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 31, 2012 10:56 AM (in response to Mateus109)
I have a similar error coming from powerd and from any program that checks the battery's status (iStat in Dashboard, System Information/Profiler)
3/31/12 1:52:18.076 PM powerd: FIXME: IOUnserialize has detected a string that is not valid UTF-8, "�SMB012".
It seems the battery's serial number is using a non UTF-8 character. This has happened to me with two third-party batteries, but I don't think it's happend with an authentic apple battery. When I take the battery out, the messages stop.
I'm on a 15" 2.2GHz Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro 2007, this has happened with 10.6 through 10.7.3.
I think it might also be causing my mac to crash. Often, it will crash completely (shut off power altogether) immediately after displaying this message.
Also, my mac won't enter safe sleep when the battery reaches a low charge level.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2012 4:05 AM (in response to ahanuban)
Apparently the Apple batteries are quite complex as they contain hard-wired programs to accurately manage the power supply (third-party batteries are a lot more basic). My 2008 MacBook Pro does won't enter safe sleep either as I believe the battery is not telling the OSX when it reaches low charge.