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    iCloud in MBP (2009) preference pane not working...any ideas?

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    iCloud in MBP (2009) preference pane not working...any ideas?
    Hi, I have successfully updated to the new Lion (10.7.2) and IOS 5 on my iPhone but I cannot connect to iCloud in my system preference pane. It keeps stating that I can't sign in a this time, but I am able to login into iCloud.com and I am also able to login into iCloud via my iphone. Does anyone have any ideas as to why I am not able to login into it via the preference pane? or is there something on my MBP that might be blocking it? I have attached a pic to show what it keeps saying

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    iCloud in MBP (2009) preference pane not working...any ideas?
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    It's probably over-whelmed servers
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    Unless you have some elaborate network setup, probably not. Give it some time as alluded to by Dysfunction - Apple is getting hammered with requests all over the place today.
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    and... FWIW iCloud isn't working for me at all today. Of course, it barely worked yesterday. Mobile Me took over a month to become even reasonably reliable on it's introduction.. I really don't anticipate better for iCloud to be honest (at least since Mobile Me was a paid subscription there were financial incentives to fix it).
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    Interesting. I've had no issue with it. In fact, it's been rock solid since I started using it yesterday. Granted, I don't have any demanding cloud related needs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    Interesting. I've had no issue with it. In fact, it's been rock solid since I started using it yesterday. Granted, I don't have any demanding cloud related needs.
    I can't even check my email dude (hardly a demanding task). The IMAP servers refuse connections, this is true on all my devices in the house (and multiple accounts). Their services page shows some issues.

    If you went through the .mac > mobile me transition, this should be of no surprise.
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    I didn't do any of the transitions (.Mac to MM or MM to iCloud) nor am I using iCloud's email service. I really only use the calendar sync (which I live by) and the contact sync.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    I didn't do any of the transitions (.Mac to MM or MM to iCloud) nor am I using iCloud's email service. I really only use the calendar sync (which I live by) and the contact sync.
    Ahhhhh see.. there ya go

    really glad I'm done paying for these services btw. Always kind of felt cheated.
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    iCloud in MBP (2009) preference pane not working...any ideas?

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    Thanks for the info guys, just tried again when I got home from work. Still get the same screen in the preference pane...I have not found another person with this exact issue yet so I thinking in might be a setting on my macbook.

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    iCloud in MBP (2009) preference pane not working...any ideas?

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    Hi,

    I am new here...

    Actually I came hunting for a solution to a similar problem... Not exactly but somewhat close... Or maybe not...

    I created the icloud account and set up everything... Now when I logged into icloud.com and clicked on mail it asked me to create an id using system preferences --> icloud... I did that and then clicked on the check next to
    "mail & notes" under system preferences --> icloud... But when I close preferences it unchecks itself.. Same thing with system preferences --> Mails, Contacts & Calenders --> icloud...

    Can anyone give me a pointer as to where could the issue be...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaguiar9281 View Post
    Thanks for the info guys, just tried again when I got home from work. Still get the same screen in the preference pane...I have not found another person with this exact issue yet so I thinking in might be a setting on my macbook.

    mine is exactly the same and i can't sort it.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by crystalballs View Post
    mine is exactly the same and i can't sort it.....

    It was little snitch that prevented it from logging in, I had to update LS to 2.4 and the pref pane login worked. Hope that helps you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dysfunction View Post
    really glad I'm done paying for these services btw. Always kind of felt cheated.
    There were always free services that replicated most (if not all) the functionality of MobileMe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    There were always free services that replicated most (if not all) the functionality of MobileMe.
    The fully integrated contacts as push based synchs, that was the only function worth paying for
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    iCloud in MBP (2009) preference pane not working...any ideas?

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    I'm having the exact same problem. Occurs on two different machines, a mac pro and a macbook pro. Only thing of note about my situation is that I was a MobileMe user for a longtime, and used to have a .mac address. I've tried getting out of iCloud and back in, and making sure my iCloud id was correct, all to no avail.

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