iMac takes ages to start up.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by endingstart, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. endingstart macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2008
    Hi, I just bought a new 2.4 ghz iMac today. It set up fine and didn't take more then 5-10 minutes. The first thing I did when it was all set up was do a software update. It downloaded 10.5.2 and around 14 other things. After that it told me it had to restart, so i restarted it. The black screen stayed for around a whole minute and then it took around 10-12 minutes to turn on. I thought that was weird but guessed it was because of the software updates. I then had to restart it again later and it took even longer that time. :eek:

    This isn't normal is it? My macbook with 512mb of ram and 1.83 ghz only takes 20-30 seconds to turn on :(

    Any ideas why its doing this? :confused:

  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    That's not normal, but I would try restarting again just to be sure. ...Maybe it was still catching up with some updates.
  3. endingstart thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2008
    Thanks, i figured out the problem! :)

    It was because the iMac was plugged into an extension cord, not the wall. Now its starting up fine. :cool:
  4. Siriosys macrumors regular


    Dec 24, 2007
    New Zealand
    What??? Wow, the electicity required for a restart is obviously moving too slowly along the longer cable than if you plugged it in directly to the socket:D:D:D

    I'd seriously consider a new power company if I were you:D

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