Text/code when starting and shutting down - MBA 11.6

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Hustle, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. Hustle macrumors 6502a

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    I just purchased a MBA 11.6''. When I turn it on and off, it always seems to show code, like bios code.

    Does anyone elses do this? Is it normal? Can you get rid of it?
     
  2. Hustle, Oct 27, 2010
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    Hustle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  3. snorkelman macrumors 6502a

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    weird, only thing I can think of is to try and open Terminal and type

    nvram -p

    then press enter, if the boot-args entry it displays has a v beside it then its set to always boot verbose mode

    in which case type

    sudo nvram boot-args=""

    then press enter
     
  4. LinkMx macrumors member

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    This is called verbose mode, does it boot correctly? If it does, open terminal and type this (it will ask for your password)

    Code:
    sudo nvram boot-args=
    If it doesn't work, try this:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1379
     
  5. Hustle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you both. This seems to have worked and it boots/shuts down very quickly now. Why would it have been set to this mode from default?
     
  6. snorkelman macrumors 6502a

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    good to hear its sorted :)

    Why it was like that I really couldnt tell you - If it was boxed n sealed when you bought it and did that from first time you powered it up then, all I can hazard a guess at is some sort of factory test that wasn't reset to default before packaging?
     

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