15 minutes startup after fan replacement on MacBookPro17....

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by tzikisXL, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I have a MBP17 Unibody Late 2009.....I replaced the right fan with a new one....After the replacement, ALL of the startups, take about 15-20 minutes....I took a photo of the startup screen....I have Lion, I have unchecked the Restore Applications function, I had reset the PRAM and NVRAM, but still the same.....

    Any suggestions?????????

    PS: I have published here my thread, because of the software matter, like the Startup time of Lion.....
     

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  2. Quad5Ny, Aug 4, 2011
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    That progress bar in that picture seems to suggest your starting up in Safe Mode.

    Try these steps in order(your going to have Google some of them):
    1. Reset NVRAM & SMC
    2. Open Disk Utility, Verify your Partition Map & OS X partition
    3. Open Terminal & Run all the periodic scripts - "sudo periodic daily, sudo periodic weekly, sudo periodic monthly", Repair Disk Permissions, Restart
    4. Open Terminal & Check the permissions on your root - "cd /" then "ls -al@" (For SL I think they should be drwxrwxr-t root:admin)
    5. Boot in Safe Mode, Restart, Open Terminal & run "sudo update_dyld_shared_cache -force", Restart
    6. Re-build the kext cache - Open Terminal & Type "sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions/", Repair Disk Permissions, Restart
    7. Start in Verbose Mode and watch the startup output and see where it's going slow (Hold Command-V right after powering on)
    8. Check if your HD cable is seated properly
    9. Do a clean install of OS X
    10. Call Apple

    You don't need to do all of them. If your problem is fixed then stop at that number.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    @Quad5Ny

    Thank you very much for your response.....Unfortunately, nothing from your suggestions worked for my problem, EXCEPT from clean install, which I am doing right now....

    Should I try again Lion or it would be better to stay at Snow Leopard, and wait for more stable updates from Apple?

    Thanks in advance.....
     
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    Jerome Morrow

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    Install Lion if it works OK and restarts are normal then keep it otherwise you have no choice but to install Snow Leopard then.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have just complete the Snow Leopard installation.....

    The main question remains the same: Should I install Lion again?

    I had Lion, which was working quite good, until I changed my fans....

    So, for a MBP17'' with 8Gb RAM and a fresh 750Gb WD 7200, it should not be a problem to install Lion....But why I had these extremely long startups with Lion?

    Two years with SL and everything was working perfect.....
     

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