2012 iMac: Display preferences will not load

Discussion in 'iMac' started by imac275, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. imac275 macrumors member

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    When I open system preferences on my new iMac and try to go to the Display preferences, I just get a message saying 'Loading Displays...' at the top of the window and the beach ball.

    The preferences do eventually load, but this takes anywhere between 10 minutes and an hour to happen. When it loads, it works fine.

    All other preferences and everything else about the machine works fine, so it seems a strange fault.

    Anyone else had this?
     
  2. bill phillips macrumors regular

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    check your activity monitor and post a screen shot if you can, see if you see anything abnormal
     
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  4. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    What have you got connected? It's probably more to do with peripheral display equipment.
     
  5. imac275 thread starter macrumors member

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    Nothing connected to do with display, just an external HDD and speakers.
     
  6. bill phillips macrumors regular

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    well disconnect all that and try it first, just to rule those things out like the other guy was sayin, good chance that could be causing something, and then reconnect after
     
  7. imac275 thread starter macrumors member

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    I tried rebooting with nothing connected apart from the BT mouse and trackpad and still get the problem.

    Apple had agreed to replace the iMac for other reasons but when the replacement turned up worse I decided to keep the original one so still looking for a solution to this.
     

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