Macbook started up on Hardware test...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by TreasureIreland, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. TreasureIreland macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi,

    Iv just started up my macbook, and it went to the hardware test screen, i clicked extended test.

    However is this just a routine thing, that it makes you do every now and again? Or is it doing this as something is wrong?

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Did you hold D on start?

    It shouldn't have done it by itself.
     
  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    No, what you are experiencing is not at all normal... A Mac should never boot into the Hardware Test on its own. There are only two situations when this is likely to occur:

    1. You pressed a key at startup that told the Mac to boot into Hardware Test
    2. The Mac's firmware couldn't find any other bootable volumes
     
  4. TreasureIreland thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi!

    No I did not hold D on start!

    Thanks :)
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  6. TreasureIreland thread starter macrumors newbie

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    this is the first time it's done it!

    Think I used it yesterday, seemed fine! & it probably 10 months old!

    Thanks :)
     

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