iMac beep on restart after system update.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by FurryFoxMacuser, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. FurryFoxMacuser macrumors member

    FurryFoxMacuser

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    I just restarted my iMac after I just did a system update. It was a long loud beep then nothing for about 25 seconds then I got the mac start up chime and the screen went blank then the boot up chime sounded once again and the mac is running fine now but is there something to worry about? Should I take it back to the store. I think this could have something to do with the fact that I haven't shut the mac down since Saturday only putting it to sleep. But I'm not mac expert so if anyone knows anything any help is appreciated. Thanks.

    -Dan
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    It was probably the firmware update. Which iMac model do you have?
     
  3. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

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    Nope. I think it's fine. There was a firmware update, I believe, that came out this week. If that was installed then the Macintosh would restart twice. I'm pretty sure your iMac is fine.
     
  4. FurryFoxMacuser thread starter macrumors member

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    @Intell, I have the 21.5" iMac. And it was a firmware update. So it is ok to keep putting my mac in sleep mode each night?

    -Dan
     
  5. ycwee37 macrumors member

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    exactly the same thing happened to my iMac as well..nth to worry~
     
  6. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

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    I know this isn't addressed to me, but yes it's okay to put your Macintosh in sleep mode every night. I do this a lot and only do restart every week or two.
     
  7. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    Happened to me too yesterday, gave me bit of a fright as well. But since others are having a similar experience, I guess it is nothing to worry about. :)
     
  8. Texran macrumors regular

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    I just walk away, mine goes to sleep on its own. I never restart other than when an update requires it.
    I had a Linux server used for gaming that stayed up for over 2 years since I never performed any updates that required reboot.
     
  9. BMWman1029 macrumors newbie

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    I got the crap scared out of mewhen It did this bc I was on my phone and didn't see it coming. But everything was fine... and when it was done it opened the set up your Mac menu and I was about to have a heart attack bc I thought it was booting in OS X recovery! XD
     

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