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tikigiant Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)
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Jul 24, 2012 2:58 PM

So I came home last night to a Screen with just the turing sundial.  When I restarted the computer, it pulled up the screen asking me to restore my computer, re-install Lion, etc etc.  I tried to do a restore from Time Machine on my back up drive, but when I pick a date, it just goes to a screen saying it is looking for a drive to restore to, and never finds anything...like the Hard Drive on the computer is gone.

 

Went to Re-install Lion, but need an internet connection, so I suppose I will need to plug into the internet through the cable itself and not wireless?

 

AM I destined for a trip to the Genius Bar here?  Has my world been shattered by an APple product that actually just went dead?  Sheesh...feel like I have a PC!  =-)

 

Any help prior to the hassle of the Genius Bar would be great.  iMAC G5 is the computer.....

iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.4.10), iPod 60GB, iPhone 8GB
  • rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (40,500 points)
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    Jul 24, 2012 3:12 PM (in response to tikigiant)

    G5 machines are Power PC  (PPC) based machines. This means that first we need to clear up some confusion as Lion does not run on PPC based machines. Please click the Apple symbol in the upper left of your screen and tell us what comes up when you click "About this Mac." If you are still confused then click Support in the upper right of this page, click Tech Specs and input the serial number of your machine to look up it's specifications.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,445 points)
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    Jul 24, 2012 5:26 PM (in response to tikigiant)

    AM I destined for a trip to the Genius Bar here?

     

    Yes.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,445 points)
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    Jul 26, 2012 8:44 PM (in response to tikigiant)

    my wife is going to KILL me if I lost all our photo's.

     

    Why are you worried about that? Don't you have backups?

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,445 points)
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    Jul 26, 2012 8:55 PM (in response to tikigiant)

    Before doing anything with Time Machine, make sure you understand how it works:

     

    Mac 101: Time Machine

    Apple - Find Out How - Mac Basics

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,445 points)
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    Jul 27, 2012 6:03 AM (in response to tikigiant)

    It's not clear what you're doing. You need to restore the iPhoto library in the time-travel interface, as described in the articles I linked to above. If you're trying to do it any other way, you'll get nowhere.

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