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404 Error - Don't even know where to look for answer

by mytwistedsister / June 29, 2011 2:55 PM PDT

I do not know where this belongs, if it is singular to Apple computers, but I'll give it a shot.

I belong to a forum which contains, among other things, blogs and discussions.

The past two days, I have had 3 instances of not being able to "go there" and instead get this message:




404. That's an error.

The requested URL
/Forums.aspx?p=REPLY&forumthreadID=706047&startat=1&quote=1&quoteforumpostID=24643441
was not found on this server. That's all we know.

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That's a server side error
by Jimmy Greystone / June 29, 2011 10:31 PM PDT

That's a server side error, meaning the problem is on their end, not yours.

Every now and then you can get some stale cache in your browser that will keep feeding you the 404 page even after it's fixed, so if it persists for more than a day or two, try clearing your browser cache. If it still doesn't work, then there's probably some major meltdown going on with the server side software (or even hardware) for the site, and someone is either in way over their head, or whatever went wrong is one of those things that is just going to take a long time to fix.

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404 error?
by adeline531 / September 8, 2011 2:43 AM PDT

I used to play games on grab.com a lot - but the past few days the site will not load - I vaguely recall seeing a 404 error. Is this a problem with their site or my computer. The page for grab.com comes up but will not load games, tournaments, etc. I have contacted grab but have not gotten a reply from them.

Model Name: iMac Model Identifier: iMac8,1 Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz Number Of Processors: 1 Total Number Of Cores: 2 L2 Cache: 6 MB Memory: 2 GB Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz Boot ROM Version: IM81.00C1.B00 SMC Version (system): 1.30f1 Serial Number (system): W8810BWAZE4 Hardware UUID: 8D9AD4AE-0ED9-56D2-88DD-8B62F55220AE

10.6.8 Snow Leopard

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usually their site
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / September 8, 2011 5:31 AM PDT
In reply to: 404 error?

as you can, one assumes, get to other web sites

P

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404 Error
by adeline531 / September 8, 2011 8:14 AM PDT
In reply to: usually their site

grab.com is the only website that I cannot access

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The very first thing to do ...
by Kees_B Forum moderator / September 8, 2011 5:43 AM PDT
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in such cases: find another PC, laptop or Mac in another location (you might have friends or family members having one, not to speak of school or work) and try there. Only if it works everywhere else and not with you, it's time to begin suspecting your Mac or your ISP.

Kees

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It happens and is not specific to Mac's
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / June 29, 2011 10:27 PM PDT

404 just means that the requested page was not found.

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