14 Replies Latest reply: Mar 5, 2012 8:58 AM by XXRichXX
XXRichXX Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

Well.....yesterday my MBP wouldnt go on the Internet, even though I had good signal strength with my APE.

So I tried to restart my MBP but when I did that, I got this (see pic #1) instead of the normal gray apple logo (see pic #2), when the computer boots up. It just kept on blinking with that earth icon, not booting or anything else. So I did a hard reset, by holding down the power button and started my MBP again......and this time I worked.

 

So my question is this: What was it....what does it mean...?

 

Weird flashing image when booting:

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Normal boot image:

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.1)
  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,650 points)

    That is the Internet boot loading screen. That is what you get when you are booting the system from the Apple Web servers. The system used to run the Internet Apple Hardware Test or if you use the Apple Lion Internet Recovery HD system.

     

    More then likely the reason it was blinking was because of your APE not having a good internet connection.

     

    When you restart if you hold down the "d" key it will take you to the online Apple Hardware Test or if you hold down the Option+Command+r keys it takes you to the Online Lion Recovery HD system. Actually booting the computer from across the internet.

  • fane_j Level 4 Level 4 (3,660 points)

    This is what it meant for earlier versions of the OS

     

    <http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2570>

     

    But you're using Lion -- I don't know if it's relevant to you.

  • XXRichXX Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Okay, so it was prob. my APE that caused it. I suspected that this was tha case.

     

    But thanks for the adwise about the online booting, might come in handy some day.

  • XXRichXX Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Well my MBP is prob. a bit confused about witch OS version it runs.

     

    But thanks for the link, have bookmarked it, so if it happens in the future i will be able to look it up with my iPhone.

     

    Thanks and have i great weekend to the both of you.

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,650 points)

    XXRichXX wrote:

     

    Okay, so it was prob. my APE that caused it. I suspected that this was tha case.

     

    But thanks for the adwise about the online booting, might come in handy some day.

    No I don't think so.

     

    Look at the article that fane_j linked to. It seeems your MBP had a problem starting up as in that article it also says that you might get that screen when that happens.

     

    So it is definitely a problem with your notebook as you didn't hold down any key combos to bring up that screen.

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,650 points)

    XXRichXX wrote:

     

    Well my MBP is prob. a bit confused about witch OS version it runs.

     

    But thanks for the link, have bookmarked it, so if it happens in the future i will be able to look it up with my iPhone.

     

    Thanks and have i great weekend to the both of you.

    Go to the Apple Logo in the menu and select About This Mac and it will tell you which version  of OS X you are running.

  • XXRichXX Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Okay.....two secs.

     

    My MBP runs OS X 10.7.3

     

    It has never done this before......only this one time when i couldent go on the net.

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,650 points)

    Yeah I'd go into Disk Utility and run the Varify Disk and if any problems are found run Repair Disk. Then just for the heck of it run Repair Permissions.

     

    Then when all that is done you may want to run the Apple Hardware Test to check out the hardware in your system.

     

    If this is an older MBP the original AHT can be found on one of the 2 DVD discs that came with your system or you can try to run it from the internet. Not sure if your model MBP supports the online AHT.

  • XXRichXX Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Okay ill try to use these tools.

     

    My MBP is a late 2011 2,3 htz sandy brige edition, so its no more than 5 months old. Other than that, then i dident get any disc`s with my Mac when i bought it, everything was pre-installed.

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,650 points)

    OK then your system is setup to run the online AHT. Just restart and hold down the "d" until you see the spinning globe in the center of the screen.

  • XXRichXX Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Cool, think i will do that, just to be safe.

     

    But cant do it right now, on the way out, so will do it later. But ill post a message telling how it whent.

     

     

    But.....Thanks again for the help.

  • XXRichXX Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    I did the harddisc control and it said that there dident seemed to be any problems with the disc.

     

    Then i did the permit control and this is what it wrote:

     

    The frases ”bruger afviger” and ”grupper afviger” means ”user/group deviates” , plus the frases ”skulle være” and ”skal være” means ”should be” and ”shall be” in english.

     

    So the first line reads:

    User deviates on “usr/share/collabd/webauthd”; should be 94;user 221

    and so on.

     

     

    Kontrollerer tilladelser til “Macintosh HD” ”Controlling permits for Macintosh HD”

    Bruger afviger på “usr/share/collabd/webauthd”; skulle være 94; bruger er 221.

    Gruppe afviger på “usr/share/collabd/webauthd”; skal  være 94; gruppe er 221.

    Bruger afviger på “usr/share/collabd/webauthd/locales”; skulle være 94; bruger er 221.

    Gruppe afviger på “usr/share/collabd/webauthd/locales”; skal  være 94; gruppe er 221.

    Gruppe afviger på “Library/Preferences/com.apple.alf.plist”; skal  være 80; gruppe er 0.

     

    Kontrol af tilladelser færdig ”Control of permits finished”

     

    Reparerer tilladelser til “Macintosh HD” ”Repairing permits for Macintosh HD”

    Bruger afviger på “usr/share/collabd/webauthd”; skulle være 94; bruger er 221.

    Gruppe afviger på “usr/share/collabd/webauthd”; skal  være 94; gruppe er 221.

    Reparerede “usr/share/collabd/webauthd”

    Bruger afviger på “usr/share/collabd/webauthd/locales”; skulle være 94; bruger er 221.

    Gruppe afviger på “usr/share/collabd/webauthd/locales”; skal  være 94; gruppe er 221.

    Reparerede “usr/share/collabd/webauthd/locales”

    Gruppe afviger på “Library/Preferences/com.apple.alf.plist”; skal  være 80; gruppe er 0.

    Reparerede “Library/Preferences/com.apple.alf.plist”

     

    Reparation af tilladelser færdig ”Repair of permits finished”

     

    As you can see i have tried to do a repair, but it dossent seem to have done anything about the things written above. It still seems that my MBP deviates form the prefered numbers.

     

    I dont know if this is a problem, what do you think...?

  • fane_j Level 4 Level 4 (3,660 points)

    XXRichXX wrote:

     

    I did the harddisc control and it said that there dident seemed to be any problems with the disc.

    That's the important bit, and it's good news.

    Then i did the permit control and this is what it wrote:

    Ignore it. Those permissions are normal.

     

    It's difficult to say what may have been the original problem. Use Console to view your logs, especially the system logs at the date when it wouldn't go on the Internet and when you tried to restart. This article

     

    <http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4774>

     

    is mostly about sending data to Apple, but it also tells you how to open Console and view your logs. (You don't have to send any data or reports to Apple.)

  • XXRichXX Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Well really dont have anything against Apple getting program data, witch they use to better there products. So if this was the case then i dont care.

     

    Just looked at my logs, but really cant find something that stands out, so just think that next time i happens (if it does) then i will tjek the logs right away.

     

    Think i will close this thread...but thanks for all your help.