Installed 10.6 on Rev C/SSD, startup issues...

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by PsyD4Me, Sep 1, 2009.

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    PsyD4Me

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    Well, after SL update it seems that it takes about a full minute for my SSD MBA to startup, which is strange because it used to take about 10 seconds.
    What do you think is happenning?
     
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    I have a similar issue. I did a clean install of Snow Leopard and migrated my leopard files, and the Rev. C SSD MBA still takes roughly 35 seconds to boot up (skype is the only start up app). This is only marginally faster than my HDD MBA running Leopard, which always booted up in under a minute. It seems that the MBA takes a while to reach the chime and the Apple logo stage, but really blazes through after that. The overall start time is not especially impressive for an SSD machine, and my 13" MBP, with 5.4k HDD boots up Snow Leopard (with similar settings and apps) in roughly the same time,+/- 1 second.
     
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    Scottsdale

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    Mine is three seconds faster with Snow Leopard. I have rev C 2.13 with SSD. I did the upgrade method of install.

    I have to believe your startup apps are causing this somehow?

    Also, my shutdown is in less than one second.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    Same performance here as Scottsdale. Boot up time seems the same (I didn't time it). Shutdown is almost instantaneous vs taking a few seconds prior. I also did a clean install and dragged my safari preferences, pictures, documents, and itunes library over from a TM backup. I reinstalled all my apps manually.
     
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    AIRniloc

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    skype is the second worst startup item you can possibly have (behind the treacherous 'DING!' )...

    remove skype as a startup item and reset your PRAM and SMC just for fun ;)

    re-setting your PRAM and SMC may be unnecessary, but should fix it...
     
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    PsyD4Me

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    turns out that it was Sprint's SmartView mobile broadband software that was eating up the time....
     
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    Just wondering...

    ...how did you guys perform your SL install on the MBA: wireless (remote iMac or other Mac drive) or with a wired superdrive ? Thanks
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    rev C came with an ethenet dongle. I used my XP laptop ethernet's port to my air's dongle and used the remote disc method. I didn't need a hub. It seems to be the fastest without using a superdrive.

    I already have a compact lite on external DVD drive, but it requires 2 USB ports. It won't work directly with the air neither through a USB hub for OS installs. However it will work through a USB hub after bootup.
     
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    shaun0207

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    My Macbook Air is talking a full 20min to startup since installing 10.6. I have 120GB HDD. any ideas?
     
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    Have you tried resetting SMC?

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1411

    The System Management Controller is an integrated circuit (computer chip) that is on the logic board of the computer. As the name implies, it is responsible for power management of the computer. It controls backlighting, hard disk spin down, sleep and wake, some charging aspects, trackpad control, and some input/output as it relates to the computer sleeping.

    Over time, the settings in the System Management Controller may become unusable, which can result in operational anomalies with the computer. Examples include not turning on, not waking from sleep, not charging the battery, or not recognizing the AC Adapter, among others.

    and/or the the PRAM?

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1379
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1242
     
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    shaun0207

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    I have 10.6.2 installed. That's actually when the problem started to get even worse. I will try you suggestion. Thank you very much for the help.
     

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