New Unibody 2.53 Slow Boot up, normal?

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  1. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

    Roy Hobbs

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    My new 2.53 Unibody MBP take almost 35 seconds to show the Apple on the gray screen another 30 seconds of the gear spinning under the Apple and then another 30 seconds before every thing is opened.

    The iMac 2.16 c2d it replaced was MUCH faster than this.

    Is this normal....should I reload Leopard???
     
  2. nippyjun macrumors 65816

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    Not normal. Should be 30 sec total.
     
  3. spgiva macrumors regular

    spgiva

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    I don't know about normal or not, but I know my MBP (also 2.53) has a really variable boot-up time anything from 30 seconds total to a minute and a half. I have not been able to corelate why/when it takes longer.

    good luck!
    -SPG
     
  4. crazyrog17 macrumors regular

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    It has to get the system 'back together' after an update or improper shutdown. It'll look for files and such.

    That shouldn't be a normal occurrence though. ~30 total to boot for me.
     
  5. hacksaw-C87 macrumors regular

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    My macbook (2.4Ghz, 4GB Ram, 250HD) takes 90 seconds plus to load. It's really frustrating. Had anyone tried resetting the Pram. I'm going to try it and report back and see if it's had an impact. Vista didn't take much longer to boot than my new Mac!
     
  6. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    Why do you reboot? Close the lid when you don't need it, open the lid when you need it again. Comes back immediately.
     
  7. Roy Hobbs thread starter macrumors 68000

    Roy Hobbs

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    Sometimes you need to and other time I need to shut down.
     
  8. apolloa macrumors G3

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    My 2.53 takes about 45 seconds to be loaded up and ready to use. Definitely slower then my last MB Pro :(
     
  9. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Maybe the recent firmware/GPU updates have screwed something up. Also check that you guys don't have apps that are set to launch on log in. Also check that your hard drives are in good shape i.e. permissions repaired and no errors
     
  10. a4abt macrumors regular

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    My MBP takes up to 1 minute to boot up if there's an external HDD attached to it.
     
  11. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    That's because you have 4GB of Ram!
     
  12. apolloa macrumors G3

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    I have no apps set to load at launch, plus my laptop is about 2 to 3 weeks old. I have installed XP SP3 on it but it's set to just boot into Mac OS when switched on. Apple have pulled the latest graphics update haven't they? Can't remember why.
     
  13. hacksaw-C87 macrumors regular

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    Does more Ram slow down your system at boot up? I didn't know that, thanks for the info :)

    I shut down the system to save energy and cut on costs, I'm afraid I have issues with leaving electronics on when you don't need to :)
     

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