AAARGH! More computer trouble!

Rick Womer rickpics14 at
Sun Jan 6 19:45:54 EST 2019


Restored the system from a Time Machine backup.

Black screen. Won't even boot into Recovery mode.

Use command-S to boot into Single mode: "ERROR! Could not find APFS
system volume handle."

Taking it back to where I bought it, tomorrow morning.


On Sun, Jan 6, 2019 at 6:07 PM Rick Womer <rickpics14 at> wrote:
> For those keeping score:
> A bit less than a year ago, my Mac Mini (photo computer) suffered
> toasting of its i/o board, and I had to replace it with a new one.
> Yesterday the new one froze while I was transferring pix of
> Herculaneum to SmugMug. When I tried to restart it, nothing happened
> -- the white apple on a black background appeared, the "thermometer"
> crept about 10% of the way along, and then everything went blank.
> I had no time to attempt repair until this afternoon. I booted in
> "recovery mode," and ran Disk Utility .  It reported a problem in the
> SSD. So I ran Disk Utility on the Apple SSD, Container Disk 2, Mac HD,
> Apple Disk Image, and OS X Base System. All were deemed healthy,
> except a note that there was an "overallocation on main device."*
> Restarted, and it started. Then it froze again.
> I'm now restoring the OS from a Time Machine backup, and then I'll
> have to restore all the data.
> I was besieged by computer problems in 2018; and they seem to have
> crept into 2019 too.
> Thanks for letting me vent.
> Rick
> *Anyone know what this is?

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