ever since my HD replacement

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by imacintel, Jun 30, 2006.

  1. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    ...the iMac hangs at the white light for about 30 seconds longer than it should.

    What could this be?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  3. imacintel thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I men the one that puleses in sleep. Yes it is on start up
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Sorry, I'm still not quite sure what's happening. I'm a bit slow today. :eek:

    So, you boot the machine up and it doesn't respond for thirty seconds except with a pulsing sleep light? Or is this happening after you wake the machine from sleep? :)
     
  5. imacintel thread starter macrumors 68000

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    When I start the machine, the white light comes on. It ususally stays for about 5 seconds, and now it keeps on for about 30 seconds.

    What I mean by the white light is the one below the screen.:)
     
  6. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    Does the machine continue to load while this white light is on? Or does it pause until the light has stopped glowing?
     
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  8. imacintel thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok, here is a progress list:

    1. Press power button
    2.Power light glows for 30 seconds longer than it should

    After this, the machine strts normally.

    Basically, I press the powerbutton, and it sits at the glowing white light. After this, it starts.

     
  9. w_parietti22 macrumors 68020

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    Is the drive selected as the startup disk???
     

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  10. imacintel thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yes.

    Now it isn't only doing this, it's taking forever to boot.:mad:
     
  11. apunkrockmonk macrumors 6502a

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    Put your computer to sleep instead of turning it off if you cannot figure out how to solve the problem and it bothers you.

    Also try contacting the apple store that installed the drive for you.
     
  12. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Weird. I'm guessing it's not taking a long time to login, but rather it's taking a long time to get to the login stage. Maybe try a quick SMC reset. :)
     

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