The version is 10.6.8. I did a few things yesterday, PRAM reset, did the /sbin/fsck -fy in terminal and rebooted into safe mode and shortly after i got a kernal panic when trying to restart using the apple symbol. I also looked in the log and there are many failures. I tried updating the software, it said i had 9 items but only 4 installed. It wont boot into blue anymore, now just the grey screen with no apple or wheel. however i can still boot into safe mode
The reinstall is not able to complete. It gets to the point of restart and then freezes on either a grey or blue screen after restarting. If I take the disc out and restart I can get safe mode to boot up. I have tried this 2 times. it is now over 10 minutes on the blue screen of the 2nd attempt.
Things of note:
date and time have reverted to 12/31/2000
Fans running at high speed
Just this morning battery was completely drained by sitting in safe mode in less than an hour
Cannot restart with OS disc and holding C key, just freezes at grey or blue screen
In safe mode: disc verified--appears ok
allot of permissions messed up, have done repair multiple times on the same permissions, they dont seem to be getting repaired
hardware test: appears hardware is ok
Also had a kernal panic last night:
panic(cpu 4 caller 0xffffff8000233762): "bremfree: lost tail "@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-1504.15.3/bsd/vfs/vfs_bio.c:1376
Backtrace (cpu 4), Frame : Return Address
(lots of numbers)
BSD process name corresponding to current thread: mdworker
Mac OS version: 10K549
Darwin Kernal Version 10.8.0: Tue Jun 7 16:32:41 PDT 2011; root :xnu-1504.15.3~1/RELEASE_X86_64
System model name: MacBookPro8,2 (Mac-94245A3940C91C80)
System uptime in nanoseconds: 378358918458
I will try those soon. I had Sophos anti virus and Vlc player installed. I just took those off and now the reinstall is progressing. keeping fingers crossed
back to blue screen, reset PRAM and nothing new/better. since I am having trouble with the c key on start up how do I erase the hard drive to reinstall?
I am still able to boot into safe mode. I used the boot disc, clicked the utilities button, selected restart adn the screen freezes blue. It can't seem to get past the reboot.
I have done that and now it is reinstalling the OS again right now, I thought it would just reboot. I expect it to freeze again
Ok, no dice. after it installed the screen went black. I restarted and it is back to blue with no progression.
I am having trouble with the erasing. how do i do that with all thes issues? safe mode still works
If the "C" key is not working to boot into the OS how do I get there, does the "option" key do the same or start an install?
The only way i can get past the blue screen is through safe mode. Any time I restart it goes to blue screen unless I press option or shift while booting up. I have also had 2 black screens in all this, where it just stops, black screen and fans on high.
al restarts without safe mode get stuck on the blue screen
did that, restart without disc went to blue screen.
option key held selected install disc, yes booted to blue screen
can't get past mount. mount_hfs: Permission denied
there is also Root device is mounted read-only
Yes it sees the disc and no on the cable
I can, I am at the utilities, is there something i should do at this point, it wants to reinstall the OS
I was able to erase the HD. It is installing right now
Install finally completed, but inorder to get to the screens i have to go through safe mode. Anytime SM is not used there is a grey or blue screen. On the first restart after install the screen went black with large verticle dark blue lines (pretty). I then restarted and the same issue again, in SM i completed the install, restarted and it went blue. Then restarted again it went grey, then back in SM and the screen is now black, dont know if it is sleeping but it will not respond, just restarted into SM.
of note: the start chim has been getting quieter, dont know if it is related or a volume thing.
Are there some codes that i can look up that will tell us what is going on?
Where do we go from here?
this is a 2011 not sure if early or late model. not sure which are the RAM there are 2 chip boards in the center facing the battery. are those it, each has 4 blocks on it. also the SMC did not work.
also i didnt mention it has had a few bumps in a verticle position in a backpack. hardware issue has been a worry
the blue screen also goes through 2 tones, a litter one then shifts to a darker one
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