Home > Apple Error > Apple Error Code 2stf/8/3

Apple Error Code 2stf/8/3

I hate to toot my own horn here, but I would hate to see you get screwed by your warranty expiring. I have an IBook G4 and, ever since a program crashed, it started acting up. So, that's ok... Follow the automatic installation steps below to get your computer running to its peak performance. http://svbuckeye.com/apple-error/apple-error-code-2stf-1-4.php

Smith Posts 7,727 When you format it, use the security option to write zeros to it. However, certain Mac OS X features do not work when you are started up in Safe Mode. Ask Your Own Mac Question Expert: VanMagnus Systems replied6 years ago. After the next problem comes, I'll be delighted to correspond again with you. https://discussions.apple.com/thread/1237784?start=15&tstart=0

Useful Searches Recent Posts Options Please select a forum to jump to News and Article Discussion MacRumors.com News Discussion Mac Blog Discussion Frank Canada My Expert answered my question promptly and he resolved the issue totally. I have been working on this since yesterday. Try checking the SMART status of the HDD.

This takes a while—it varies by size and speed of drive, and is typically between one and three hours—but really tests the drive. It's not a peecee. Object oriented with the PHP, all the way there is about to become modularization or reference of function. After hearing the complete story, told with far more details than I'm posting here, the technician (who was had an arrogant "know-it-all" attitude) recomended that I left the PowerBook there, so

OK. The rest sounds sound, though zeroing the hard drive isn't anything new. I have an iMac G5 running OS X 10.4 with 2G RAM that has been working fine until now. I'm told that I excel at programing.

How-do? Let us know a. Advertise on MacRumors Our Staff Arnold Kim Editorial Director Email • Twitter Eric Slivka Editor in Chief Email • Twitter Juli Clover Editor Email • Twitter Joe Rossignol Editor Email • VanMagnus Systems is online now Hi- My mac wont boot up, getting error code 2 STF/8/3 ATA-100 Customer Question Hi- My mac won't boot up, getting error code '2 STF/8/3: ATA-100

  • Freshfield, Liverpool, UK This expert is wonderful.
  • When it does, with the test of the " memory storage " " error was detected " the ? ?
  • Turned it off last night and got up this a.m.
  • Expert: VanMagnus Systems replied6 years ago.
  • Like: tr tr tr trrrrrrrrr tr tr tr trrrrrrrrr tr tr tr ttttttttttt Other than this subtle noise and the longer boot time, things seem normal.
  • Thanks again #5 jprp83, Aug 29, 2006 peterclf uix_expand uix_collapse Registered Joined: Aug 26, 2006 Messages: 3 Likes Received: 0 Hi: yes, I was to fast to comment as Fryke

The speed was inhibited by malfunction. I phoned Apple, gave them the error message & they are sending someone out on Monday to replace the HD. Cheers.. that was what I wanted to tell everybody...

grant Posts: 11member July 2003 Yeah, I found that too. Get More Info But system administration has never been one of my talents. http://www.prosofteng.com/http://www.alsoft.com/Now the error that happen while you were downloading the program lets you know that your Mac crashed. They really helped put my nerves at ease.

I would 9/29/2016 9/29/2016 tyroneboman How do I recover my iPad password if I forgot my password? 9/29/2016 9/29/2016 Ashik How can I get on my I pad it will not Cheers Soulwar. ( I'm sure I've gamed wi' you on Xbox Live!) I'll give that a go and see if I have any luck with it! What Customers are Saying: Hi John, Thank you for your expertise and, more important, for your kindness because they make me, almost, look forward to my next computer problem. useful reference You are here: MacNN Forums > Hardware - Troubleshooting and Discussion > Mac Notebooks > Aparent HD failure...

I have a G3 iBook that has that problem. That was scary, anyway. It does come up in Safe mode and seems to work.

The tech that worked on your machine is clearly wrong.

Not often, mind you, just some of the time. Step 2: Following the installation wizard to install it on your PC. Alerts Alert Preferences Show All... Rest assured, your hard drive is failing.

Unfortunately, since the bad blocks were mapped out, there may not be any evidence anymore. I've now spent hours trying to retrieve the data on the HD (photos/emails/addresses etc), last big backup of mine was in January!!-could be worse I suppose). June 2008 Reply With Quote 10-27-2008,07:03 PM #11 Jon Dole View Profile View Forum Posts Member Since Oct 27, 2008 Location Scotland Posts 3 Specs:iMac G5 I'll give it a go! http://svbuckeye.com/apple-error/apple-error-code-zero.php June 2008 Reply With Quote Quick Navigation Apple Desktops Top Site Areas Settings Private Messages Subscriptions Who's Online Search Forums Forums Home Forums Community Information Center News and Community Announcements Community

which leads me to one new question... Ran a diagnostic and it came up with a error code! ATAYour error refers to the ATA 100 bus controller, which is a chip that connects the hard drive to the mother (logic) board. It does come up in Safe mode and seems to work.

This option is under the "Advanced" button, if I recall 4. Results 1 to 5 of 5 Thread: Apple Hardware Test Error Code? Turned it off last night and got up this a.m. OK.

Reply With Quote 08-07-2008,07:30 AM #3 HandyMac View Profile View Forum Posts Junior Member Join Date Aug 2008 Posts 3 Thanks. I can guarantee that I have more qualifications than the person that worked on your machine. Failing that..keep it switched on 24/7! Useful Searches Recent Posts Mac Support Forums Mac Help Forums Hardware & Peripherals Apple Hardware Test: 2STF/8/3:ATA -100 ata -6 MASTER (Help!!!) Discussion in 'Hardware & Peripherals' started by jprp83, Aug

Believe it or not, he even told me that I had probably done something STUPID during the installation, and that's it... came out. Long gone on the warranty and I can't afford Apple Support.