Random error, flashes too fast.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by The Human Herd, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. The Human Herd macrumors newbie

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    Aug 13, 2012
    #1
    So, I have had my iMac for a few years (late 09 model) and recently I have been getting an error the flashes on and then off the screen so quickly, I don't even have a chance to read what it says.

    So far I haven't experienced any serious problems or performance drop, but it's still a scary thing considering how much money I spent on this machine.

    Anyone else have this issue? It's literally up and gone in about, a tenth of a second. It honestly might not even be an error, I just can't read it and don't know what else it could be.

    Help?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    #2
    Dio you have the firewall turned on by any chance. If you do, some apps will pop up a warning that the app is communicating outside the network, then the warning is dismissed quickly. You should only see this warning once per app, then never again, but I notice some apps show it over and over.

    Try turning off the firewall and see if it stops. Then reenable the firewall after.
     
  3. macthefork macrumors 6502

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    Any errors whould show up in your console log. Open Console in your utilities folder.

    Is the error on startup? Or just during use, or within a specific application?
     
  4. crovali macrumors member

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    Oct 16, 2011
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    I have the same problem! Exactly how you described it...I get an error message for about half of a second then it disappears. I was going to call applecare about this but I didnt even know what to tell them. How would they be able to help me if I dont even know what the message says?

    I'm using a new Late 2012 27" iMac.
     

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