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In Topic: Reinstalling OS in single user mode

15 March 2018 - 12:12 PM

+1 to Matt for his accurate prediction of "what the popsnizzle went wrong?"  Upgrade it is, and I'll actually see if the trade-in program on the Apple site will take it off my hands rather than mess around with eBay.

Thanks for the advice

In Topic: Reinstalling OS in single user mode

14 March 2018 - 05:10 PM

Logic board it is. Yay? Now the question is whether it's worth the $600 repair or if I should put that toward a new iMac,  Thoughts?

In Topic: Inspiring YOU!

09 March 2018 - 10:26 AM

View Postipickert55, on 08 March 2018 - 10:52 AM, said:

Kitties hold everyone in contempt, don't they?

In Topic: Reinstalling OS in single user mode

06 March 2018 - 05:28 PM

View PostThain Esh Kelch, on 06 March 2018 - 12:42 AM, said:

Ah, the oscilloscope. Every pro mac users last resort.

And when we've used it to confirm that our Mac isn't working, we can always play Quake on that one instead.
That's pretty cool, though I hope to never have to rely on that option for my gaming needs.

Apple Store could not resolve the issue even after wiping the hard drive and reinstalling Sierra.  They've taken possession for further diagnosis, and will let me know if it is the hard drive or the logic board (maybe both I guess) w/in 3-5 business days.

In Topic: Reinstalling OS in single user mode

01 March 2018 - 05:17 PM

USB installer was created by taking a new USB w/ 16 GB space and downloading MacOS Sierra installer and Disk Creator on a (functional) iMac. Fired up Disk Creator and created the Sierra installer on the USB drive. I'm assuming that worked.  (This was carried out by someone else doing me a favor at a separate location though I talked with them as they did it. Before ejecting the USB, they confirmed it contained the installer). Granted, it could be a bad USB drive or Disk Creator didn't work or they messed up somehow.  

I assume the other option you are referring to involved using Terminal.  I did not (and would not) ask my friend to do that since it's kind of fiddly and I know it would exceed their comfort level.  Not to mention that the iMac they are using is at their office and our use of it to create the bootable USB was probably pushing the boundaries of workplace propriety.  I can only imagine what would happen if a supervisor walked by and saw them typing commands into Terminal.

As for the support issue, I bypassed all the phone/chat options and booked an appointment at the Genius Bar. I feel like I've done everything I can short of renting an oscilloscope, a theremin, and a Jacob's Ladder and breaking open the case. I'm frankly tired of it.

Again, I appreciate all the help. One of the main reasons I love this forum is how genuinely helpful (and occasionally funny ;) ) everyone is here.