Apple logo takes a while to show up during boot up

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by celticpride678, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. celticpride678

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    Boston, MA
    #1
    I noticed that when I restarted my MacBook today, the Apple logo takes a while (20-30 seconds) to just show up before the spinning gear shows up.

    I'm not sure what caused this. Any ideas? Thanks.

    Things I've tried

    1. Repair disk permissions
    2. Verify disk
    3. Reset PRAM
    4. Boot into Safe Mode
    5. Make sure Mac OS X 10.6.5 is the startup disk
     
  2. Erob macrumors newbie

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    Danville, AL
    #2
    This happens to mine also. I'm guessing the computer is just loading the apple logo a little slower than usual. I wouldn't be concerned.
     
  3. nelz886 macrumors member

    nelz886

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    #3
    Make sure you don't have a disk in your optical drive (it may boot slower). Also, the SATA cable connecting the HDD to the logic board may be failing.
     
  4. celticpride678 thread starter Guest

    celticpride678

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    #4
    There isn't a disk in the drive. Anyway to test the cable?
     

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