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  1. L

    Startup disk randomly disappears and reappears since installing Big Sur

    I installed Big Sur when the public beta came out, no funny business, all official, and the installation went without a hitch (MacBook Pro, 2017) However, often when waking from sleep I will get the flashing ? folder showing the startup disk is "missing". It's not every time, may 25%. To get it...
  2. B

    MP 1,1-5,1 Mac Pro 3,1 No Chime

    Hiya folks. Well, my workstation was having issues. I had another Mac Pro (4 core) that I'm working on now. But my 8-core needed some work. I had two GeForce cards in there, SSD, 4 other drives, PCI SSD, USB3 PCI card...24 GB RAM. It was shutting down, so I thought the power supply couldn't...
  3. J

    16” i9 dgpu MBP won’t startup

    Have had kernel panics before, but today it wouldn’t wake up at all. I could get it to come back via an SMC reset, but the minute i plugged a peripheral in, it crashed. Tried again with reset, restarted, but nothing. Now, the SMC doesn’t even seem to work. I’ve also tried the NVRAM reset...
  4. A

    iMac 2008 not booting / screen issue

    I was recently given an iMac (2008 I think) from an old lady who said it wouldn’t Start up. I thought I’d give it a go but I’m more of a pc guy so could do with some help. It turns on to apple loading screen but stops halfway through & the screen goes dodgy like in the pics. Any idea what this...
  5. Mr Robert

    Imac 27" 2011 Non Starter

    I started having problems when my Mac would start, seeming the hard drive had eventually corrupted and couldn't get past the start up bar I have purchased a new drive Sandisk SATA iii 512mb + Heat adapter (OWC) but after checking realised this may not be compatible as the iMac only has SATA II...
  6. sibby

    Macbook pro won't start - goes to startup disk hard drive boot screen

    Hi folks, I have a fairly old Macbook Pro (I think it's 2011/12). I was using it last night then the battery cut out. When I went to charge it up and power up, it gave me this screen (pic attached). Do you know why this has happened, and do you have any advice as to steps I should take? I...
  7. JedNZ

    Resolved Mac Pro Server (Mid 2012) strange antics powering up

    Just bought another cMP 5,1 Server (Mid 2012) Quad-Core (single CPU). When I first plugged the power cable in it started automatically before I even hit the power button. All good, so I upgraded the firmware from the original 7F to 89, then popped a RX 580 in and upgraded to 144.0.0.0.0, but...
  8. Infantryron

    MacBook Pro 2012 Retina - Absolutely CRAZY - Cant figure it out! Please help....

    MacOS Mojave Version 10.14.6 Macbook Pr (Retina, Mid 2012) Processor 2.3 GHz Intel Core I7 8GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Graphics - Intel HD 4000 1536mb 15.4' Display - Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536 MB Graphics 1 - Randomly my CPU would start overheating and crash. 1a) It was due to mdsStore constantly...
  9. M

    New 2019 Macbook Pro 32GB RAM/1TB SSD, slow to boot

    Hi all, I've scoured the forums and reddit and couldnt find a real answer for new macbook pros but start up times (pushing the power button, to the login screen) are substantially slower than my prior 2015 macbook pro on Mojave. Is this normal? Is there a way to optimize? Any help would be...
  10. glittergyrl

    Windows.plst on Startup. How to fix?

    Hello! A few months back I started to get a screen pop up on startup called windows.plst (see image attached). I have searched online to see how to get rid of this but have come up empty. I was on Sierra previously and upgraded but that has not taken care of this problem. Does anyone know...
  11. seitsme

    iphone 5 powers up only with Home+power key combination

    My iphone 5, was a secondhand device bought a while ago as a replacement to other model i have had. It has the latest ios on it. It was working ok despite it came in contact with water and then was cleaned with isopropanol and started up ok. The charging dock was also replaced from another...
  12. phoenix.factory

    Why we don't need boot screens

    Hi all, the title is voluntarily provocative :) I invested quite a long time and money to get my graphics cards to show up the little apple logo at startup. I found this imperative if I wanted to install mac os from scratch... Then I started using my brain "in another way". Maybe you all know...
  13. A

    Mac Pro, starts in safe mode only

    Hi all, I'd appreciate opinions about this technical issue. It's a Mac Pro that was presented as failing to start - it would get 60% through its startup cycle and then restart, over and over. - The computer starts in Safe Mode every time, with stable graphics - The disk passed Disk Repair. -...
  14. C

    SSD way forward?

    Hi, Sorry if I'm barking up the wrong tree as I'm not up to speed on tech. I have an early 2009 iMac with 8mb memory running El Capitan (the latest OS it will take). Recently start-up has been a problem: it takes ages, especially after a crash when each app gets a spinning cog. I've slimmed...
  15. A

    Face Time Camera Opening Unexpectedly

    Anyone having an issue with FaceTime Camera window opening unexpectedly on startup? Occasionally after turning on my 5k iMac the FaceTime Camera opens unexpectedly. I wiped my system and installed MacOS Mojave from a flash drive. So it could not be an issue with previously installed...
  16. M

    Two issues with MP 5,1: shutdown hangs and undeletable files

    I'm having two rather bothersome issues with my Mac Pro that I've been unable to resolve. The first is that the machine hangs on shutdown - and often on startup as well. On shutdown it hangs on the wallpaper screens - no cursor, no dock or toolbar. I have to force a shutdown with the power...
  17. O

    Macbook pro 2015 13" start up problems - flickering screen/keyboard then power down

    Hey everyone, I'm having problems with my 2015 MacBook Pro 13" - basically I went to turn it on last week and the keyboard backlight flickered, the startup chime sounded but then nothing (no on screen activity, then finally the flickering keyboard would get weaker and it would seem like it was...
  18. Roadmap Apple

    QuickPlan - The Most Intuitive and Efficient Project Planning App

    Mobilinked (MBL App) is delivering the business apps for project and management work. User centralized design is the principle for developing the intuitive and high effective apps, with a deep understanding of the needs of the users. Planning efficiently is sometimes matter trouble the users...
  19. jfalky

    iMac will not start up

    Hello! New to this forum (The Farming Forum is more my kind of place usually!), I'm hoping for a bit of advice on an issue with my iMac. (running latest OS, can't remember which version) When I power on it will attempt to start up, then part way through loading it will just crash and shut...
  20. C

    MacBook Pro takes days to boot

    Please help! I believe this all started after an update, but I'm not sure. I believe I am now running Sierra, but I can't get in to confirm... My MBP began running very slowly one day. I noticed all of the memory was being used and tried to restart the computer to figure out the problem. The...