Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Apr 27, 2010
    Posts
    57
    IPhoto opens to a beach ball that wonít stop spinning
    Then it says “not responding” when I open “Force Quit.”

    I was importing pics from my iPhone when my iPhone started syncing and the iMac began auto-updating. Did this cause the glitch? How can I access iPhoto? I cannot access any pulldown menu--the beach ball just keeps spinning.

    Help! I’m just back from vacation and have about 2500 pics to upload and sort.

  2. #2

    pigoo3's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 20, 2008
    Location
    U.S.
    Posts
    35,386
    Specs:
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.8.5
    Quote Originally Posted by propita View Post

    Help! Iím just back from vacation and have about 2500 pics to upload and sort.
    I hope that you are not trying to upload all 2500 photos all at once. This is a VERY big task...and will likely cause the beach ball problem. Do it in smaller batches.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

  3. #3


    Member Since
    Apr 27, 2010
    Posts
    57
    no, multiple sources
    It took the first batch from a san disk just fine. When I connected my iPhone, things glitched.

    I still have two sandisks and an iPad to upload. Plus, possibly, the iPhone.

    it was a 3 week vacation with two people taking tons of pictures.

    Any help?

  4. #4

    pigoo3's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 20, 2008
    Location
    U.S.
    Posts
    35,386
    Specs:
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.8.5
    Try rebooting the computer. Then try uploading/downloading the photos. Sometimes this helps.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

  5. #5


    Member Since
    Apr 27, 2010
    Posts
    57
    Nope!

    I tried that last night, but tried it again anyway. I can’t access anything in iPhoto, since the ball starts immediately.

    Damn this!

  6. #6


    Member Since
    Apr 27, 2010
    Posts
    57
    I upgraded iphoto. I didn’t know there was a free upgrade/update. It seems to be working! Yay!

  7. #7

    pigoo3's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 20, 2008
    Location
    U.S.
    Posts
    35,386
    Specs:
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.8.5
    Congrats!

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Spinning beach ball
    By shels4u in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-26-2014, 07:52 PM
  2. spinning beach ball
    By mac73 in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-27-2011, 04:53 PM
  3. Spinning Beach Ball
    By gzavincent in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 11-04-2010, 10:28 PM
  4. Why I keep getting the spinning beach ball
    By Zicky in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 08-29-2009, 08:28 PM
  5. G4 spinning beach ball
    By macacomoco in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-16-2005, 06:38 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •