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Chapter 11. Extra Road Warrior Tips

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Troubleshooting

Sometimesbadthingshappentogoodpeople.Putanotherway,

sometimescomputerproblemsevenhappentoMacusers.The

problemsmightincludenotbeingabletostartthecomputer,or

juststrangebehavioroncethecomputerstartsup.The

followingtipscanhelpkeepyoudigitallysoundwhenyour

laptopgetsgoofy.



TheSafeBootProcedure

Strangelaptopbehaviorcansometimesbefixedwithasimple

procedurecalledaSafeBoot.

TorunyourlaptopthroughaSafeBoot:

1. Turnoffthecomputer.

2. PressthePowerbutton,thenimmediatelyafteryouhearthe

startuptone,pressandholdtheShiftkey.Youcanletgoof

theShiftkeywhentheApplelogoappearsonthescreen.



Whenyou'reinthis"SafeMode,"onlythefilesandextensions

requiredtorunthecomputerareloaded.SafeBootchecksand

repairsthedirectoryofyourharddrive.Youcanuseyour

computerwhileinSafeMode,butsomefunctionsmaynotbe

available,soit'sbesttorestartbeforeyoudoanywork.This

procedureisthesameasusingthe"RepairDisk"commandin

DiskUtility.

ToleaveSafeMode,restartasyounormallydo.SafeBootis

agoodthingtodoeverysooftenasmaintenanceand

prevention.



ForcedRestart

Ifyourlaptopisamessandwon'tshutdownorrestart,hold

downboththeCommandandControlkeysandpressthePower

buttontoforcearestart.



RepairDiskPermissions

Manyofthethingsthatyouinstallonyourcomputercreate

"receipt"filesthatcontainpermissionsofvariouskinds.

Occasionallythesepermissionfilesgetcorrupted,orsomething

happenstothemthatstartsconfusingtheoperatingsystem.As

aresult,yourcomputermightactstrangelyandunpredictably.

Youcanoftenputthingsbackinorderwithasimpleprocedure

called"RepairDiskPermissions,"foundinDiskUtility.

Torepairdiskpermissions:

1. OpenDiskUtility.You'llfinditintheUtilitiesfolder,whichis

locatedintheApplicationsfolder.



2. IntheDiskUtilitywindow,shownbelow,selectyourstartup

harddrivefromthelistofdrivesintheleftcolumn.

3. Clickthe"FirstAid"tabtoshowtheFirstAidpane.

4. Clickthe"RepairDiskPermissions"button.



Thescrollingtextboxfillswithcommandsbeingexecuted.

WhenDiskUtilityisfinished,thetextboxdisplaysthe

message"Permissionsrepaircomplete."



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5. QuitDiskUtilityandrestartthecomputer.



ResetthePowerManager

ThePowerManagerisacomputerchipinsidethelaptop.

Settingscangetconfused,causingallsortsofproblemssuchas

notwakingfromsleeporrefusingtochargethebattery.

ResettingthePowerManagerreturnsthehardwaretodefault

settingsandforcesashutdown.



Theresetprocedurevariesfordifferentlaptopmodels.For

instance,toresetaMacBookPro:

1. Turnoffthecomputer.

2. DisconnecttheACAdapterandremovethebattery.

3. PressandholdthePowerbuttonforfiveseconds.

4. ReconnecttheACAdapterandreplacethebattery.

5. Restartthelaptop.



Forother,oldermodels,youmighthavetoremovethe

keyboardandpressaPowerManagerresetbutton.Tofindthe

procedureforyourlaptopmodel,gotoApple.com,click

the"Support"tab,thentype"resetpowermanager"inthe

Searchfield.



PackaDiscofRepairUtilities

MacconsultantswhofixMacproblemsforalivingusuallykeep

acoupleofdiskrepairutilitiesintheirbag.Youcanbuythe

samestuffandcarryitwithyou.Twoofthemostpopular

utilitiesareAlsoft'sDiskWarrior(Alsoft.com)andMicromat's

TechToolPro(Micromat.com).



PackaSystemStartupDisc

Whenyourlaptoprefusestostartup,inserttheMacOSX

startupdisc(theonethatcamebundledwithyourlaptop)inthe

CD/DVDdrive.PressthePowerbutton,thenimmediatelyhold



downtheCkeyonthekeyboarduntilthecomputerbeginsits

startupprocedure.

HoldingdowntheCkeyforcesthelaptoptobootfromthedisc.

LetgooftheCkeywhenthegraphicsappearonthescreen.

Dowhatevertroubleshootingtechniquesyouknowhowtodo,

ortransferyourimportantfilestoanothercomputer(see

Chapter10)justincaseyourMacisonitswaydown.

Torestartyourlaptopfromitsinternaloperatingsystem,

restartfromtheApplemenuandholddownthemousebutton

orthetrackpadbutton(theclickingthingacrossthebottomof

thetrackpad)untiltheCDpopsout.



ForeignLanguageTranslation

ifyouneedasimplelanguagetranslationwhileonthego,use

yourTranslationwidget.Ifit'snotinyourDashboard

already,youcanputitthere:ClicktheDashboardiconinthe

Dock,thenclicktheplussymbolinthebottomcornerofyour

screentoshowallofyourwidgets.Clickthe"Translation"

widgettoputitonyourDashboard.

Choosethelanguageyouwanttotranslatefromandthe

languageyouwanttotranslateinto.Typeawordorphrasein

Englishtoseeitintheselectedlanguage.Thetranslationsare

sometimesinaccurate,sobecareful!



AnotherfreetranslationsolutionisprovidedbyGoogle.On

Google'shomepage,clickthe"more"link.Onthepagethat

opens,click"translate."Orgostraightto

Google.com/language_tools.

Inthe"LanguageTools"windowthatopens,typethewordor

phraseyouneedtranslated(shownbelow-left),thenfromthe

pop-upmenuchoosethelanguageyouwanttouseforthe

translation.



ConvertForeignMeasurements

Whenyoutravelinothercountries,theirdifferent

measurementsofdistances,quantities,andcurrencycanbe

confusing.Youcandownloadfreewidgetsthatconvertalltypes

ofunitsusedinuptosixtycountriesaroundtheworld,

includingcurrencyconvertersthatautomaticallyupdatethe

currencyexchangeratesdaily.



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Ifyoudon'thavetherightwidgetinstalled,butyoudohavean

Internetconnection,youcanuseGoogle'sbuiltin

calculator/converter.IntheSearchfieldofGoogle.com,type

somethinglike"convert86kilometerstomiles."Clickthe

"GoogleSearch"buttonbelowthesearchfield.Thetopofthe

resultspage(below)showsthecalculation.



ToconvertcurrencyinGoogle,typesomethinglike"convert

4,000BritishpoundstoUSdollars."It'squiteamazing.



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SearchtheInternetfor"currencyconverter"tofindotherfree

convertersonline,suchasXE.com.uccandXRates.com/calculator.html.Searchthewebfor"unit

converter"tofindfreeonlinetoolsthatconvertalltypesofunits

andmeasurements,suchas

DigitalDutch.com/unitconverter.



MapsontheGo

Whenyoutraveltounfamiliarplaces,goodmapsmakethe

journeymorefunandlessstressful.Insteadofstuffingyour

carry-onbagfullofunwieldy,foldingmaps,letyourlaptop

providethebestmapsintheworld.YoucanbuymapCDsor

DVDSformanydifferentcountries.Buttherearealsoplentyof

freemapresourcesontheInternetthatyou'lllove.The

followingareourfavorites.



GoogleMaps

GotoGoogle.comandtypeacitynameintheSearchfield,

thenclickthe"GoogleSearch"button(below-left).Thesearch

resultspage(below-right)includesa"Mapof"linknearthetop

oftheresultslist.Clickthe"Mapof"linktoshowtheGoogle

map(bottom).



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