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>Mac OS X 10.4.10 update problems

>After installing the Mac OS X 10.4.10 update on the brand-new 20-inch iMac, it didn’t come up after reboot anymore. All I saw was the Apple logo and this spinning wheel.

Thanks to the support guys from the Apple shop called ‘The Innovators‘ (Tilburg, Netherlands) the problem was quickly fixed as follows:

  1. If you don’t have one, then buy a FireWire 400 connecting cable, so with the same connector on both ends.
  2. Connect 2 Macs using the cable.
  3. Restart the faulty one and hold T while it boots. You should then get the FireWire logo on the screen. The harddisk of the faulty machine is now mounted on the other one.
  4. Download the combined Mac OS X update.
  5. Run the update package from the good machine.
  6. When asked for a destination, select the other machine, connected via FireWire.

That’s it 🙂

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>Mighty Mouse scrolling woes

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The Apple Mighty Mouse looks quite good, IMHO, but after only a few months the scroll wheel starts behaving oddly. I have both a wired and a wireless (Bluetooth) version and both have stopped scrolling downwards.

This appears to be a widely known problem with these mice. However, the main hurdle is that they cannot be cleaned internally like older mice could be, in the past.

Just a warning for those who consider buying it: make sure there’s no dirt coming anywhere near your scroll button; poking your nose is a recipe for quick disaster 🙂