MBP slow to turn on and "chime"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dereklai., Feb 7, 2011.

  1. dereklai. macrumors member

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    hi,

    my MBP circa oct '10 (i7; SSD; 8GB ram) is somewhat slow to simply turn on and chime. it takes roughly six-seven seconds to get to that point. afterward, though, it's very fast to boot to desktop. it's a new machine and if anyone could solve this discrepancy for me, that'd be greatly appreciated. thanks!
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Do you have Windows installed via Boot Camp? It may look for a bootable device first and that takes some time. I have the same "problem" with my MBP, but I only use its sleep feature, therefore I only turn it on every month or so.
     
  3. dereklai. thread starter macrumors member

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  4. dereklai. thread starter macrumors member

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    i've timed it and it's six seconds every time. is that abnormal?
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    That sounds quite fine, mine takes a bit longer sometimes.
    Btw, why do you restart that often?
     
  6. dereklai. thread starter macrumors member

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    really now. my old macbook pro was almost instantaneous.

    and i'm just shutting down and turning on normally.
     
  7. al2o3cr macrumors regular

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    Mine did this right after the SSD upgrade; I had to go back into the Startup Disk control panel and re-select the drive, as it was hunting for the old one before falling back to the new.
     
  8. dereklai. thread starter macrumors member

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    hurm, i actually got the SSD from apple, so would it still be looking for the "old" one?
     

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