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Tbrown28 07-19-2013 07:12 PM

MBAir to Cintiq Monitor: problems with MBA
 
Recently bought a 21 UX cintiq monitor and was very excited to get crackin' at it. Unforunately I'm still waiting for one more adapter in the mail to use with my imac, but I currently have all the parts to use it with my mac air. Said MBA was given to me by a friend, and it runs fairly poorly. Set up the monitors and they were working correctly, went to switch the cintiq to my primary monitor, and the MBA screen went blue. As did the cintiq monitor. I powered down the MBA and unplugged it from the cintiq.

MBA seems to need some kind of hard drive repair or heavy reinstallation, as it takes roughly 30-45 minutes to start up. Once running it seems to run fine, except it freezes for quite some time when i right click. Any suggestions appreciated

bobtomay 07-19-2013 07:24 PM

Sounds like a dead/soon to die hard drive.

I'd try a Verify/Repair of the drive - how depends on the OS installed on the machine.

Tbrown28 07-19-2013 07:40 PM

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Originally Posted by bobtomay (Post 1527158)
Sounds like a dead/soon to die hard drive.

I'd try a Verify/Repair of the drive - how depends on the OS installed on the machine.

haha love your icon btw, got to read it in my head in a foghorn leghorn voice. "I say, I say son this hard drive here.." I assumed the same, ran repair disk (not verify), there were lots of permissions it disagreed with but no errors that were seriously out of whack. (just lots of them) It promptly froze after disk repair, but restarted and seemed to be working the best the best it had until I attempted to switch primary monitors.

bobtomay 07-19-2013 08:37 PM

One of my favs - along with Beaky Buzzard.

Sounds like you did a repair permissions - there is also a Verify/Repair drive in Disk Utility - it can't be run while booted up into the OS.

Need to either boot from the original OS disk - am "assuming" this is an '08-'09 MBA that still had hard drives in them - I forget, but I think they shipped with a USB key with the OS on it.

Or if the machine has been updated to 10.7 or 10.8, you can reboot holding down the command and R keys - select Disk Utility after it boots up.


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