Seriously, I’ve been killing myself trying to figure out why the speakers on my Mac Mini at the office have been popping and crackling at me for the past few days; alas, it looks like my upgrade to OS X 10.4.10 is to blame. What could they have possibly changed in the OS to cause this? It’s one of the odder bugs related to a system upgrade I’ve ever experienced…

Update (7/3/2007): it looks like Apple has fixed the bug; go grab Audio Update 2007-001.


Consider yourself lucky, My computer’s a hard drive began making a terrible clicking and scraping noise immediately after I upgraded. Now it won’t boot and the clicking and scraping won’t go away.

In the meantime, I’m using an old broken computer while I wait to send the more broken one in to be fixed. No, I hadn’t backed up since the middle of May.

• Posted by: Rebecca Blood on Jun 25, 2007, 1:16 PM

Ack! That’s awful. Did you guys try the old standard, putting the machine (sealed inside a ziploc bag) in the freezer for a while, and then trying it out? I tend to have little faith in Apple’s willingness to save your data, so I’d try stuff like that before sending it off… you’ll certainly get a fixed hard disk, but it’ll be a new or refurb one without your data on it. :(

• Posted by: Jason on Jun 25, 2007, 1:21 PM

I’ve never even heard of freezing the computer to fix it! I’ll ask jjg about it.

Weirdly, I’m not so concerned about the data. The idea of starting with a clean slate is somehow really appealing - and I’ll bet I’d never miss what was lost.

• Posted by: Rebecca Blood on Jun 25, 2007, 2:34 PM
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