iMac update - strange boot bleep?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by kjid, May 12, 2011.

  1. kjid macrumors regular

    May 3, 2011
    I just upgraded with the thunderbolt upgrade, when it restarted it made a deep ±3 sec long bleep and then it rebooted again to the grey apple screen but with a loadbar under it.

    When it was done loading it booted normally and the update has been done.

    Is that the normal way upgrades happen? Or did something go wrong?

    (27" 2011 model)
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  3. kjid thread starter macrumors regular

    May 3, 2011
  4. Georgio macrumors 6502


    Apr 30, 2008
    Essex, UK
    Welcome to your first firmware upgrade.
    In future make absolutely sure that you don't panic and turn off the computer mid-upgrade as a friend of mine did who had just bought a powerbook Mac.
    Pretty much killed it until Apple gave it the kiss of life.

  5. kjid thread starter macrumors regular

    May 3, 2011
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    Thanks. Its just a scary sound for a (nomore) windows user
  6. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    Haha, yeah that would be freaky the first time. Windows Update doesn't check for manufacturer firmware upgrades at all; just driver, stability, and security updates. You can download bios, optical/hard drive, etc... updates from the maker's website usually. I had a Dell that did a similar beep when the bios was upgraded.

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