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Lightning Struck my Switches. I had to register on this site just to thank you. I have been trying to resolve this issue for months. I thought my power saving settings was corrupt. I have tried everything.. Some days it happens several times a day and other times once a week.

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I simply have not spent the time to look into it. I hope that this earlier issue is not a logic board since that would not be worth fixing but I have concerns that it may be memory. It has the full 4GB installed.

Also, I used Data Rescue 3 to analyze my hard drive a couple weeks ago and it was showing many spikes where they say your hard drive is getting close to failure so I had planned to put a new hard drive in in another week or so. The reason I'm describing the earlier incident is I'm wondering if they are related.


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I have done a boot with the Option key pressed to get into the screen where I can choose Restore Disk. I then used disk utility and seems it found a few errors that I believe it repaired but I still have the same issue. Fortunately I have a cloned drive using SuperDuper that was done about a week ago and I use Time Machine and it had backed up about 30 mins before this incident.

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I am wondering if I should choose the option to restore from Time Machine. Since I did some work in the minutes before this I don't want to take that option yet. Does anyone have any idea what's causing this and how I can repair it? Thank you.

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In reply to: That might help you get in and see what is going on. Your Admin account may be corrupt and the easiest solution is to create a new one and move on.


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If no reply comes soon, post in the more active Mac OS X forum at http: Wayne Wayne 11 1. No removable battery in mine. OSX Mavericks resinstall solved the issue for me. No user files or settings were lost during the reinstall and the process completed itself totally unsuperivsed, once started.

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