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Power cut question

Message #1 - Posted 2013/02/19 - DaveL

I have a Mac Mini with mountain lion and a G4 laptop with Tiger. They have been happily talking to each other with no problem, until recently. When trying to transfer some files to the laptop they refused to conect. We had a power cut the other evening with the Mac Mini switched on. I didn't switch it on again until the next morning when I sat down to try to get them talking again and found all was well.
Does anyone have any idea what was the problem and how a power cut solved it.
Dave L

Message #2 - Posted 2013/02/19 - Jolly Roger

Previously, DaveL wrote:

I have a Mac Mini with mountain lion and a G4 laptop with Tiger. They have been happily talking to each other with no problem, until recently. When trying to transfer some files to the laptop they refused to conect. We had a power cut the other evening with the Mac Mini switched on. I didn't switch it on again until the next morning when I sat down to try to get them talking again and found all was well.
Does anyone have any idea what was the problem and how a power cut solved it.
Dave L

Define: "refused to connect"

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Message #3 - Posted 2013/02/20 - DaveL

On 19/02/2013 19:20, Jolly Roger wrote:

Previously, DaveL wrote:

I have a Mac Mini with mountain lion and a G4 laptop with Tiger. They have been happily talking to each other with no problem, until recently. When trying to transfer some files to the laptop they refused to conect. We had a power cut the other evening with the Mac Mini switched on. I didn't switch it on again until the next morning when I sat down to try to get them talking again and found all was well.
Does anyone have any idea what was the problem and how a power cut solved it.
Dave L

Define: "refused to connect"

It said it located the G4 laptop but was unable to connect to it. Dave L

Message #4 - Posted 2013/02/22 - Leonard Blaisdell

Previously, DaveL wrote:

I have a Mac Mini with mountain lion and a G4 laptop with Tiger. They have been happily talking to each other with no problem, until recently. When trying to transfer some files to the laptop they refused to conect. We had a power cut the other evening with the Mac Mini switched on. I didn't switch it on again until the next morning when I sat down to try to get them talking again and found all was well.
Does anyone have any idea what was the problem and how a power cut solved it.
Dave L

I'm assuming that your power cut was a power outage. That would be the same as a sudden sloppy shutdown. Your turning on the Mini next morning would be a boot. Your original problem needed you to restart the Mini, but the power outage did it for you. Mother Nature came to the rescue for once.
First rule of Macs: When things don't work like they did yesterday, restart.
First rule of the Internet: When things don't work like they did yesterday, do nothing.
I have second rules but normally, I don't need them.

leo

Message #5 - Posted 2013/02/23 - DaveL

On 23/02/2013 04:58, Leonard Blaisdell wrote:

Previously, DaveL wrote:

I have a Mac Mini with mountain lion and a G4 laptop with Tiger. They have been happily talking to each other with no problem, until recently. When trying to transfer some files to the laptop they refused to conect. We had a power cut the other evening with the Mac Mini switched on. I didn't switch it on again until the next morning when I sat down to try to get them talking again and found all was well.
Does anyone have any idea what was the problem and how a power cut solved it.
Dave L

I'm assuming that your power cut was a power outage. That would be the same as a sudden sloppy shutdown. Your turning on the Mini next morning would be a boot. Your original problem needed you to restart the Mini, but the power outage did it for you. Mother Nature came to the rescue for once.
First rule of Macs: When things don't work like they did yesterday, restart.
First rule of the Internet: When things don't work like they did yesterday, do nothing.
I have second rules but normally, I don't need them.

leo

Thanks Leo. I often shut down over night and also did a restart to try to solve this problem which is why I asked the question, I don't understand why it happened as I did all the normal things to overcome the problem.
Dave L

Message #6 - Posted 2013/02/23 - Sebastian Tombs

Previously, DaveL wrote:

On 19/02/2013 19:20, Jolly Roger wrote:

Previously, DaveL wrote:

I have a Mac Mini with mountain lion and a G4 laptop with Tiger. They have been happily talking to each other with no problem, until recently. When trying to transfer some files to the laptop they refused to conect. We had a power cut the other evening with the Mac Mini switched on. I didn't switch it on again until the next morning when I sat down to try to get them talking again and found all was well.
Does anyone have any idea what was the problem and how a power cut solved it.
Dave L

Define: "refused to connect"

It said it located the G4 laptop but was unable to connect to it. Dave L

That was one Hell of a question to be asked.

Message #7 - Posted 2013/02/23 - Jolly Roger

Previously, Sebastian Tombs wrote:

Previously, DaveL wrote:

On 19/02/2013 19:20, Jolly Roger wrote:

Previously, DaveL wrote:

I have a Mac Mini with mountain lion and a G4 laptop with Tiger. They have been happily talking to each other with no problem, until recently. When trying to transfer some files to the laptop they refused to conect. We had a power cut the other evening with the Mac Mini switched on. I didn't switch it on again until the next morning when I sat down to try to get them talking again and found all was well.
Does anyone have any idea what was the problem and how a power cut solved it.
Dave L

Define: "refused to connect"

It said it located the G4 laptop but was unable to connect to it. Dave L

That was one Hell of a question to be asked.

As opposed to your helpful statement?

Send responses to the relevant news group rather than email to me. E-mail sent to this address may be devoured by my very hungry SPAM filter. Due to Google's refusal to prevent spammers from posting messages through their servers, I often ignore posts from Google Groups. Use a real news client if you want me to see your posts.

JR

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