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Question: My mid2010 MacPro is completely useless now

mac Pro mid 2010 only cycles between problem screen:

"your computer restarted because of a problem..."

and the progress screen which is stuck at 80%

loaded. No other choices, ie mac is useless.

Restarts not working.


wont open in Safe mode, wont show alternate

system disks in option start either


I even took out the "upgraded" disk and

still nothing will register. grrrr

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Nov 11, 2017 10:10 PM in response to Steve Zavodny In response to Steve Zavodny

Make sure run first aid with disk utility in the recovery mode. Also if you have to erase the disk. Then attempt to reinstall the macOS.


Otherwise try contacting Apple support they might be able to send out a disk (there might be cost), so you can try installing macOS 10.6.

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Nov 11, 2017 6:57 PM in response to Steve Zavodny In response to Steve Zavodny

This actually reminds me of a poorly installed firmware update.


Don't install the firmware, without making sure the CMOS battery (different from the battery that is used when the computer is not plugged into power), is replaced.


Once it is replaced, then apply the firmware update.


Now are we talking a MacBook Pro notebook, or a MacPro desktop machine?

Nov 11, 2017 6:57 PM

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Nov 11, 2017 7:19 PM in response to a brody In response to a brody

a brody wrote:


This actually reminds me of a poorly installed firmware update.


Don't install the firmware, without making sure the CMOS battery (different from the battery that is used when the computer is not plugged into power), is replaced.


Once it is replaced, then apply the firmware update.


Now are we talking a MacBook Pro notebook, or a MacPro desktop machine?

My mid2010 MacPro is completely useless now

firmware? battery? Suddenly the moment I upgrade to HIGH SIERRA MY FIRmWARE WENT WRONG AND MY BATTERY FAILED? caps lok error







Nov 11, 2017 7:19 PM

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Nov 11, 2017 9:54 PM in response to patrickfromsanta rosa64 In response to patrickfromsanta rosa64

the issue IS updating to hi sierra.


Finally got to cmd-R and then the

update option twirled for hours

to no effect. Tried to restore

from time machine but it

wouldn't see time machine.

Try to install OS and it only gives me

Hi Sierra option, then cant go back.

Nov 11, 2017 9:54 PM

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Nov 11, 2017 10:10 PM in response to Steve Zavodny In response to Steve Zavodny

Make sure run first aid with disk utility in the recovery mode. Also if you have to erase the disk. Then attempt to reinstall the macOS.


Otherwise try contacting Apple support they might be able to send out a disk (there might be cost), so you can try installing macOS 10.6.

Nov 11, 2017 10:10 PM

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Nov 11, 2017 10:12 PM in response to Steve Zavodny In response to Steve Zavodny

computer consumes about 8 minutes on the hi sierra install,

then the apple loading bar appears and it wants another 34 minutes.
IN the past it eventually stalls. good night

Nov 11, 2017 10:12 PM

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Nov 12, 2017 10:30 AM in response to Kodecount In response to Kodecount

OK cmd-R > first aid:
"cant repair volume because other

APFS volumes in its container are mounted..."

even tho it has been erased.


Is there a way to access other volumes with on OS ON THEM?


also there is a disk image called OSX base system.
Is that the new Hi Sierra trying to be present.

Neither of these volumes has "restore" available.

Nov 12, 2017 10:30 AM

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Nov 12, 2017 4:18 PM in response to Steve Zavodny In response to Steve Zavodny

now what?

removed the offending start up drive altogether.

The back up drive worked and computer is running.

Put the offending drive in my USB 3 pci card, and

was somehow able to reformat and then cloned the

back up drive to this reformatted erstwhile start up

drive. System prefs recognized the cloned drive as

a legitimate system drive. Great, ready to go.
Restart shows grey screen and NO start up

commands work - nothing. Took out all drives

except the back up drive that worked before -

NOTHING. Completely lost again. grrrr


anyone?

Nov 12, 2017 4:18 PM

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