MacBook Late '08 Boot Time Problems

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by HIMAN1998, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. HIMAN1998 macrumors 6502

    HIMAN1998

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    When I press the power button on my late '08 MacBook to start it up, it sometimes takes a while for the Apple logo to show up. As long as about a minute or so. Any fixes to this?
     
  2. DmbShn41 macrumors 6502

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    What kind of hard drive are you using? OS? Could be signs of a failing HD, or possible bad SATA cable.

    Have another HD available? Do a quick install of OS on it, and just boot it. See if times are comparable.
     
  3. HIMAN1998 thread starter macrumors 6502

    HIMAN1998

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    I have a 500GB Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid Drive, I have a spare 320GB that was used before I got this, I could try that out.
     

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