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    iPhoto Wont Open!!
    Hi all,

    Not sure if this is in the right place so please move if so!

    Anyways, just performed a few software updates including the security one etc.

    Now, when i try to use iPhoto, i click on the icon, it bounces, brings up the taskbar at the top but nothing else!

    I have deleted the iPhoto Cache & plist files, done a permissions repair, restarted but still no joy.

    Also, when i try to use iMovie, that just crashes and quits!!!

    Any help much appreciated!

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    Try opening iPhoto while holding down the cmd+alt buttons, a window should open giving you a few options to repair the database, try the top option first, if that doesn't work try the bottom option.

    Hope this helps

    - Simon

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    Hi Simon,

    Thanks for that.

    However, i cant even get that to work, the same thing happens.

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    Anyone?

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    Sorry for the delay in the reply, haven't been able to access the internet properly for a little while...
    Try moving your iphoto library to a different location (desktop as an example), to do this go to Home (Your Username in the finder window) > Pictures and move the file called iPhoto Library.
    Re-open iphoto to see if that solves the problem and iPhoto opens correctly. If it does, close iPhoto move your library back and reopen iPhoto again using the same procedure I mentioned above, if it does not work then maybe a re-installation of iLife is needed :s

    HTH,

    - Simon

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    Thanks Simon,

    I have have done all you suggested but still nothing.

    I have even removed the photo library to the desktop, deleted iPhoto, and reinstalled from the App DVD that came with my MBP.

    The only thing i can think now is that it is a compatibility issue in OSX somewhere.

    The only became an issue after doing the latest updates.
    Macbook Pro 13" / OSX 10.6.8 / 8gbRAM/ 2.26 C2D

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    We've got similar problems here with a Mac Mini 2.6/2x1G/160 10.6.8

    Pages- Missing cursor and unable to view text while typing but doc info and inspector says it's all there.Text appears briefly if you go 'full screen' and then disappears.

    iPhoto-Can view thumbnails but can't enlarge photo to edit, screen goes black.

    iTunes-Can't view album artwork in overflow.

    Tried everything apart fro re-installing..it all seems connected in some way. I've been deleting plists and re-booting to no avail and am beginning to think a complete clean slate is required regarding backing up data and reinstalling OSX and starting from scratch.

    What do you think because that would maybe be a PITB?

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