Despite Mac OS X's ease-of-use, Mac users frequently encounter frustrating problems with their systems. And, when they do, they frequently have to resort to online forums (if they can get online), or trek to the Apple Store and wait for a "Genius" to help them. Now, former Apple Genius and current MacGuruLounge.com host Matt Waschchuk has delivered a faster, more practical solution: Mac OS X Troubleshooting How-To. When time is of the essence, Mac users and support professionals can turn to this book for reliable, easy-to-implement help with nearly 200 troubleshooting and system maintenance tasks. This book's completely up-to-date, tested, and step-by-step procedures address all recent versions of Mac OS X, including Snow Leopard 10.6. In addition to guiding users through troubleshooting steps, each chapter helps them understand why the problem occurred, and why the solution worked.
Among the many topics covered in depth: problems that can be solved by adding or reinstalling software; techniques for cleaning or fixing libraries, caches, preference files, and application support files; problems with the Internet and applications such as Mail, iChat, and Safari; wired and AirPort wireless networking woes; problems with peripherals ranging from printers to iPods and iPhones; backup/restore, OS X reinstallation, and disk cloning; startup problems; and much more. * A concise, task-based guide to hundreds of crucial Mac OS troubleshooting and maintenance tasks: helps solve problems more quickly, reliably, and efficiently * Tested, step-by-step procedures for everything from startup problems to AirPort troubleshooting, permissions and preferences to iPods and iPhones * Authored by MacGuruLounge.com host and former Apple Genius Matt Washchuk