Currently Being ModeratedJul 22, 2013 1:26 PM (in response to TomNYC)
Does anyone have any idea how to fix this? I'm at my wits end trying to make this work, ready to take this new iMac back for a refund at this point.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2013 3:43 PM (in response to TomNYC)
I eventually talked to an Apple Support senior advisor about this, and the problem stemmed from corruption with Keychain files. Removing specific keychain entries did not work, it had to be reset back to "factory default" which means you will lose all the stored passwords for everything, but, it at least solved this problem.
Here's how to reset the Keychain:
1) In Keychain Access menu, select Preferences.
2) On the General pane there is a button that says Reset My Default Keychain. Click that button.
You should now be able to log in to Facetime and iMessage on your Mac if you were previously having problems, or if you were being prompted for the password over and over again.
Hope that helps someone.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2013 2:15 PM (in response to TomNYC)
unfortunately this did not solve my problem. I've logged out, Reset Dafault Keychains and still getting the same message: The server encountered an error processing registration. Please try again later.
Has anyone found anything else?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 4, 2013 7:04 PM (in response to TomNYC)
I'm having the same issue. In fact, it just started doing it after it was working fine. Resetting the keychain does not solve it for me either.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2013 4:57 PM (in response to Snowjunkie)
Exact same problem. And I'm not happy about deleting my keychain passwords only to have the exact same problem. Not only did this happen "all by itself" but now I can't seem to do anything to correct it. VERY frustrated.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2013 8:19 PM (in response to TomNYC)
I had this same exact issue tonight but somehow got it working later on. Not sure if one of these things fixed the problem or if I just got lucky.
1. I ejected my external hard drive and unplugged it from my iMac.
2. Restarted my computer
Currently Being ModeratedAug 17, 2013 3:10 PM (in response to TomNYC)
Had the same issue and (I hate to even say this cause Macs are not known for this only Windoz) rebooted my computer. Voila, connected no problem.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 21, 2013 12:10 AM (in response to TomNYC)
All I had to do was make sure my date and time was correct and it worked. I was trying for months to make it work and I just realized I had some peoblems with the app store and they told me to make sure my date and time was correct and the problem was fixed. I just did that and after months of trying seeing that stupid message I can finally log into my facetime as well as imessage. Hope this help someone.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 9, 2013 9:44 AM (in response to TomNYC)
same problem here...i changed my time zone to automatc and rebooted computer...signed in and it worked!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 24, 2013 5:18 PM (in response to TomNYC)
Where can i find keychain at on my macbook?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 14, 2014 3:36 PM (in response to TomNYC)
Restarting just worked for me as well.