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Re: PowerBook Woes

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  • Subject: [mg3044] Re: PowerBook Woes
  • From: "Chris Purcell" <purcell at>
  • Date: Sun, 28 Jan 1996 03:21:04 -0500
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On a Mac there is no .mb file, that stuff is in the resource fork. But your
suggestion worked - I recovered my crashed notebook by using "Open Special",
and the analgous "Ignore binary data in resource fork". Thanks.
>I have a Powerbook 540c, and I have seen problems after you plug in the 
>supply. I guess the right thing to do is to plug in the Powerbook to the 
>supply, then the supply to the main.  It went wrong when I did the thing 
>the other way.  I was going to look at the manual but I couldn't find it,
>which was why I was abandoning the last posting.
>I run mathematica on a Sun workstation, so I am not sure if this will
>help.  I suspect what's wrong lies in the .mb rather than the .ma file
>(do you have these?).  I have the options of deleting the .mb file, or 
>using 'Open special...' to ignore the .mb file.  This gets rid of the 
>cached graphics and stuff like that.  If you haven't any graphics on your
>first page, then the thing might load, but crash when you scroll down
>the document because it has found a duff bit of cached graphics.  Chuck 
>the lot away (or just rename it) and mathematica should recalculate the lot.

Dr. Christopher J. Purcell
Group Leader,Transducers
Defence Research Establishment Atlantic
9 Grove St. Dartmouth, NS, Canada B2Y3Z7            
Tel: 902-426-3100 ext 389
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