The No.1 Website for Pro Audio
 Search This Thread  Search This Forum  Search Reviews  Search Gear Database  Search Gear for sale  Search Gearslutz Go Advanced
Some Mac tools for recent issues DAW Software
Old 28th March 2016
Lives for gear

Some Mac tools for recent issues

Had some issues lately and learned a couple of things that are worth passing on.

Machine 1, recent iMac 27", a number of applications were acting flakey and system was having issues rebooting. Turns out the Fusion drive was going bad! Sometimes what seems like software can be a hardware issue!

Machine 2, similar build and issues. Absolutely no hardware issues but an OS Recovery (internet based re-install) solved it

Tools to know

Using Apple Diagnostics

On newer machines you can test the hardware by rebooting and Holding Command D

OS X Internet Recovery, you can keep your drive, data and apps intact but reinstall the OS from the Internet by rebooting and holding Command R

Old 2nd April 2016
which iMac are you using?
Old 2nd April 2016
Lives for gear

Originally Posted by juliomonroy View Post
which iMac are you using?
Mine is late 2012 27" with i7 and Fusion drive, the other one that had the failing Fusion Drive is newer
Old 2nd April 2016
the mid 2012 with fusion drive words with pro tools 12?
Top Mentioned Products
Post Reply

Welcome to the Gearslutz Pro Audio Community!

Registration benefits include:
  • The ability to reply to and create new discussions
  • Access to members-only giveaways & competitions
  • Interact with VIP industry experts in our guest Q&As
  • Access to members-only sub forum discussions
  • Access to members-only Chat Room
  • Get INSTANT ACCESS to the world's best private pro audio Classifieds for only USD $20/year
  • Promote your eBay auctions and listings for free
  • Remove this message!
You need an account to post a reply. Create a username and password below and an account will be created and your post entered.

Slide to join now Processing…
Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Forum Jump
Forum Jump