Can't view the Switch ads on my Mac

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in Genius Bar edited January 2014
There's something profoundly wrong with this. When I try to go to <a href="http://www.apple.com/switch/ads/"; target="_blank">http://www.apple.com/switch/ads/</a>; on my OS X Mac using ANY browser it's can't load the page. I get an error saying an error occured trying to load URL ,blah, blah, blah. What makes this hurt so much is that I had to use a Windows machine to get to the page and watch all of the new ads.



Can anybody offer any suggestions?



Thanks,

Jim <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />



[ 06-18-2002: Message edited by: jconstant ]</p>

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 4
    neutrino23neutrino23 Posts: 1,546member
    Do other pages at the Apple site load OK? Only this page gives an error? Can you be more specific about the error? Are you behind a firewall? Did you select QT preferences for your internet connection?
  • Reply 2 of 4
    [quote]Originally posted by neutrino23:

    <strong>Do other pages at the Apple site load OK? Only this page gives an error? Can you be more specific about the error? Are you behind a firewall? Did you select QT preferences for your internet connection?</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Yes, the other pages on the site load okay. The error says (after several minutes of the spinning cursor) "The attempt to load &lt;URL&gt; failed". I'm not behind a firewall - its my home machine on a cable connection and the QT preferences are set. But here's something interesting that may offer a clue. On <a href="http://www.foxnews.com"; target="_blank">www.foxnews.com</a> the two graphics at the top of the page (the Fox News logo in the upper left and the larger image across the top next to the logo) do not load at all. But I view the site from my Windows machine at work and everything loads correctly. This is using IE and I'd need to check Netscape and Omniweb when I get home to see if they have the same problem.
  • Reply 3 of 4
    fotnsfotns Posts: 301member
    You should be happy you can't see those ads, they are annoying and stupid.
  • Reply 4 of 4
    I figured out my own problem. I'm using NetBarrier X and just discovered that it was set to block URLs containing, among many other things, any URL with '/ads' in it. Turning that off fixed the problem. Thanks for trying to help!







    [ 06-19-2002: Message edited by: jconstant ]</p>
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