iMac C1D suddenly boots slooowly...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by OwlsAndApples, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. OwlsAndApples macrumors 6502a


    Oct 4, 2006
    It all started when I woke up the iMac (the one in my sig for specs) from sleep and all I got was the blue login screen background, no white dialogue box for logging in or anything. So, after waiting for it to sort itself out, I tried a variety of keyboard commands, but still had to turn it off at the back. Now when ever I boot up from off, the light on the chin illuminates solidly, and the screen remains off (the HD whirrs into action also). It takes about 10-15 seconds for the 'hummm' sound to happen before booting as normal.

    Before this the iMac would be at the login screen in about 10 seconds from pressing the on button. I also get a fair bit of beachball and some freezes in safari now on. It was all going so perfectly before...:(

    Anyone know what may have happened/how to get it back to normal? Or will it have to be reinstall of OS X :( ...?

    Thanks for any help! :)
  2. Mr Ikasu macrumors member

    Nov 20, 2004
    My iMac G5 (iSight) also does what sounds to be the same thing.

    I had problems with the mac a few months back and took it to be repaired and a new logic board was fitted.

    I very rarely boot from off but when I do I always mean to try and find out why it's doing waiting so long before actually booting.

    Any ideas appreciated.

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