Slow turn on!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by baddj, May 17, 2009.

  1. baddj macrumors 6502

    Mar 4, 2009
    Hello all.

    I would like to ask what can i do and is this normal i got this macbook about 2 or so months ago and when you click on the on button i takes longer to turn on the screen and longer before it shows the apple logo and longer before it starting loading osx with that round loading thing-o. would it be that i have a lot of crap on my mac and need to format or is it something wrong with it?
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    The first step solve all to slowness with the Mac: Run Disc Utility and repair your permissions.
  3. Germwise macrumors regular

    May 2, 2009
  4. t0mat0 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2006
    #3hotwords? lol. Damned twitter...

    How long - give us the different parts in seconds. How fast was it roughly in seconds previously?
  5. baddj thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 4, 2009
    Well when i first got it when i clicked the button the screen came on about 2 secs now its about 4 to 5 secs and the apple logo came up in like 3 secs now its more like 8 secs. and the loading thing came up about 3 secs now its more like 9 secs.
  6. VSMacOne macrumors 601


    Oct 18, 2008
    You're just being nit picky :p

    unless you're looking at 1.5 to 2 minutes startup time, you've got nothing to worry about.

    Still, the startup time is affected mostly by how full your HD is. So if you can back up some stuff and clear it from your HD, you should see a small improvement.
  7. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008

    That's nothing. I thought you meant like, minutes of time passed...
  8. ebika macrumors 6502

    Nov 17, 2008
    I rarely ever use the power button. Sleep mode is way faster than cold starts, especially if you disable hibernate.
  9. Willis macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2006
    Beds, UK
    if your that bothered, download Onyx and perform the Automation. I do it about once a month or so and good way of clearing crud off
  10. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

    Insulin Junkie

    May 5, 2008
    Mainland Europe
    Concur with the user who said that it's down to you having more stuff on your HD now.

    Incidentally, the title promised a more interesting thread ;)

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