Big Sur killed my MacBook...

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Big Sur killed my MacBook...

Post by JDC222 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:49 am

I have a 2014 MacBook Air that still runs (ran) like new.

I updated to the newest iOS last night “Big Sur” and it put my MacBook on to error mode.

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I have rebooted several times, to no avail.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Big Sur killed my MacBook...

Post by jeckyll » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:31 am

Damn, that sucks.

Hope you get it fixed Dave.
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Re: Big Sur killed my MacBook...

Post by JDC222 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:34 am

I’m chatting with Apple support now....urgh


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Post by jeckyll » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:38 am

Not the way to spend a Saturday morning...
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Re: Big Sur killed my MacBook...

Post by JDC222 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:40 am

Either way, I’m going fishing shortly...lol


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Re: Big Sur killed my MacBook...

Post by rockmastermike » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:16 am

JDC222 wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:40 am
Either way, I’m going fishing shortly...lol


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Post by SoCal C4S » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:33 am

Reload the last version. Big Sur is not meant for Apple machines older than 2015, if I recall correctly.

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Re: Big Sur killed my MacBook...

Post by apnk » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:35 am

Maybe it's time to upgrade? The new M1 chips seem awesome, I'll hold out until the iMac M1's come out. Luckily I was able to update my 2015 Macbook pro.

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Re: Big Sur killed my MacBook...

Post by tattoo chef » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:41 am

SoCal C4S wrote:Reload the last version. Big Sur is not meant for Apple machines older than 2015, if I recall correctly.
MacBook Air 2013 and later is supported.

The MacBook (just MacBook) 2015 and later is supported.




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Re: Big Sur killed my MacBook...

Post by manitoujoe » Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:42 pm

I still use my old 2009 MacBook Pro. Overstuffed the RAM with a hack a friend taught me. Still good.

Good luck with a fix!


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Re: Big Sur killed my MacBook...

Post by Selym » Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:05 pm

manitoujoe wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:42 pm
I still use my old 2009 MacBook Pro. Overstuffed the RAM with a hack a friend taught me. Still good.

Good luck with a fix!


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What's the hack?

I'm still running a MacBook Pro from 2010 (MacBookPro7,1 - 2.66 GHz).

I'm not sure what I'm going to do when 10.13 (High Sierra) goes EoL. Maybe I'll install a Linux distro on it.

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Post by JDC222 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:22 pm

I am at the Genius Bar right now. MacBook has to be wiped clean and re-loaded - no other fix. The Big Sur update was corrupt.

The Apple Tech guy said “Apple is working on the issue but there’s likely to be many, many people affected by this”.
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Post by Selym » Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:27 pm

JDC222 wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:22 pm
I am at the Genius Bar right now. MacBook has to be wiped clean and re-loaded - no other fix. The Big Sur update was corrupt.

The Apple Tech guy said “Apple is working on the issue but there’s likely to be many, many people affected by this”.
That's terrible. Hopefully you have your data backed up somewhere.

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Re: Big Sur killed my MacBook...

Post by SoCal C4S » Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:43 pm

I have my Update Settings setup to let me know when a new one is ready, but not to automatically DL and update. That way, I can do a full backup, then load the new update.

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Re: Big Sur killed my MacBook...

Post by JDC222 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:44 pm

Quite possibly part of Apple’s “cleansing” for a new product launch...
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Re: Big Sur killed my MacBook...

Post by SoCal C4S » Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:51 pm

Nothing would surprise me. They were fined just over $100M for throttling speed on older phones, when their cash reserve is north of $200B. Lol- crooked as a politician.

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Re: Big Sur killed my MacBook...

Post by manitoujoe » Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:34 pm

Selym wrote:
manitoujoe wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:42 pm
I still use my old 2009 MacBook Pro. Overstuffed the RAM with a hack a friend taught me. Still good.

Good luck with a fix!


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What's the hack?

I'm still running a MacBook Pro from 2010 (MacBookPro7,1 - 2.66 GHz).

I'm not sure what I'm going to do when 10.13 (High Sierra) goes EoL. Maybe I'll install a Linux distro on it.
I’ll look for it again. Basically, the Max RAM listed isn’t correct. You can add more with my model. I wasn’t able to surf the internet at one point, and now, it’s fine. I definitely don’t update the OS tho. ;)


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Re: Big Sur killed my MacBook...

Post by hoppyjr » Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:40 pm

JDC222 wrote:I am at the Genius Bar right now. MacBook has to be wiped clean and re-loaded - no other fix. The Big Sur update was corrupt.

The Apple Tech guy said “Apple is working on the issue but there’s likely to be many, many people affected by this”.
That sucks. I hope you have a backup system in place, so you don’t lose important stuff.

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Re: Big Sur killed my MacBook...

Post by SoCal C4S » Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:49 pm

#BlameCanada

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Re: Big Sur killed my MacBook...

Post by bedlam » Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:10 pm

I read that Big Sur breaks 3rd party VPN's. Worth considering if that is a thing for you

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Re: Big Sur killed my MacBook...

Post by JDC222 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:25 pm

SoCal C4S wrote:#BlameCanada
Hahaha!!!

All good, wiped clean, Big Sur installed. All my info was re-installed via the Cloud.

Apparently the issue is with computers updating from Catalina to Big Sur, a new install works fine.

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