View Full Version : I got a problem with my MacBook Pro, can anyone help me?

09-16-2014, 04:58 PM
Here's the link to it: https://www.weasyl.com/journal/63808/i-forgot-to-tell-you-it-s-was-my-birthday , it's on the second section.

Please comment on here or on that journal.

09-16-2014, 11:02 PM
People seemed to be more helpful on here then Newgrounds: http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1374906#bbspost25235943_post_text (Only one person help you out but on the other fucking hand 6 fucking people just making jokes about how shit is a apple products are? Serious what is the fucking point posting that when people just act like a complete fucking asshole about it!)

09-24-2014, 02:13 AM
Newgrounds definitely isn't the place to go for help, sorry to burst your bubble there but people aren't as welcoming there as they are here.

As a mac user myself, I've encountered a problem like this before, I started my computer up in single-user mode, doing this by holding command along with the s key to open up the terminal, (DO THIS DURING THE GREY STARTUP SCREEN.)

Once all the text has loaded up, you should have the option to type in /sbin/mount -uw / which will mount the necessary files and allow you to edit files, otherwise you wouldn't be able to do this.

You'll then want to type in rm /var/db/.applesetupdone , this will remove a setup file and allow you to make a new administrator account, through that you should be able to transfer your important files to that account and hopefully onto a portable, mountable flash drive.
Or add it to dropbox, whichever you prefer.

after typing in that command you'll want to type reboot, which will set you up through the setup process once again, and you'll have your new administrator account, in order to transfer the files you'll want to do it through your harddrive, whichever you've renamed it to.

Be sure to make the name of the new admin account different than your existing one, otherwise that could cause problems.

Let me know if this works, I'm still not super sure if it can help you but it helped me when this happened.
If you transfer your necessary files to your flashdrive and this does work, I'd consider going to a computer specialist about this, usually it could mean a dead hard drive or you have some corrupt files bogging down your computer.

10-02-2014, 10:13 PM
I would run Disk Utility from bootable USB or Live CD for your Macbook if you got one with it, if you don't just download the installer from the App Store on your Macbook and burn it to a USB stick then boot from it there.

From Disk Utility I would do a filesystem check to make sure the hard drive doesn't have any corrupt sectors and is working OK, then check that all the permissions are all correct by running a check from Disk Utility, these can usually take a while to do depending on how big the hard drive is.

also thing with laptops is gotta be careful not to bump it too hard or it will mess up the spindle discs inside the hard drive since they're quite sensitive to such things, can be one of the few annoying things with hard drives because they have moving parts inside, compared to an SSD which has no moving parts. You'll know if you've knocked it too hard and you begin to hear the hard drive making weird noises. Not that I am implying that may be the problem here, but just to make a note of that could be a possible cause.