Ok, this is STUPID frustrating. I'm NOT a novice user with Mac's, but I'm stumped to figure this bug out...
13" MacBook Pro 5,5
2.53 GHz Core 2 Duo
120GB SSD - OS & Applications
750GB 7200rpm HDD inplace of optical drive. - User files/profile set on this HDD.
Fresh Mountain Lion/10.8.1 (clean) install from USB (formatted HDD first).
1. Can not sign in to ANYTHING that uses my Apple ID (except iTunes. iTunes seems to be working, I think). Specifics listed below:
iCloud (System Preferences):
You can't sign in at this time.
Try signing in again.
iCloud - Calendar.app (Preferemces>Accounts>Account Type: iCloud):
Sticks on "Searching "iClound.com" for calendar servers" for quite a while then shows the message:
"Calendar found a CalDAV server but couldn't log in with the user name "firstname.lastname@example.org". Make sure the user name and password you entered are correct, then try again."
Sign in with my Apple ID username and password. Another box pops up reasking for my password, then I get the screen telling me my FaceTime address, where people can call me (my Apple ID). I click "Next", it says "Verifying" then "Verified" then boots me right back to the innitial sign in screen with the error message "Incorrect Apple ID or Password".... FRUSTRATING!!!
Enter Apple ID & password, a box pops up asking me to reenter my password, so I do. Then I get the error message:
"Could not sign in to iMessage"
"Could not sign in. Please check your network connection and try again."
App Store (Store>Sign In):
Enter my Apple ID and password. It sits and thinks for a bit, then the box disapears like it accepted my input, but then does nothing. Doesn't show me my store account, and when I reclick on the "Store" Context Menu, I see the "Sign In" option like I never gave it my username and password to begin with.
I've tried to create new Apple ID's (through the menu choices), both using an external email address, and creating a new .me email address. No good there either:
Click create a new ID> Location = United States, Birthday= my birthday (im 32 so no limit there).
Doesn't matter if I choose to use an existing email or wish to create free apple email. I get the "Terms of Service" screen, click the "I agree box" and then I again get the "You can't sign in at this time. Try Signing in again." error message...
I've searched and searched all over Google, even tried some of the fixes the Hacintosh folks are using to correct similar issues, but in-so-far nothing has worked. I'm at an impass here.
I installed Mountain Lion over my Lion install, and everything worked. I reformatted my HDD and installed a raw, fresh copy of Mountain Lion, and *poof* no workie, workie all brokie, brokie.
Before someone states the completely obvious, yes I know my Apple ID and pass are correct. I signed in to Apple.com, iTunes, and iCloud with it just fine. Using my computer's built-in service fuctions, or individual apps that I can point to my Apple ID, it wont let me in. I can't do crapall. Can someone here please lend a hand? Hopefully I'm not the only person having this issue?!?!?!