White screen on boot with iPod connected

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Bolteh, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. Bolteh macrumors regular

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    Hai!

    Whenever (or 95% of the time) I boot my Alu iMac when my iPod (first gen video) is connected, the booting process is stuck at the white screen without the Apple-logo or the spinning circle-dot-thingy. This has pretty much happened since the first day I got this iMac (+- a year ago), but hasn't really bothered me as it's more of a nuisance than anything else. This can easily be fixed by just disconnecting the iPod and wait a few seconds, but I'd like a more permanent fix as I often just boot my iMac when I wake up and go down for breakfast and stuff while the computer is booting.

    Now, I -know- this isn't a problem that's limited to only myself, as I've googled and found quite a few sites which report the same thing with the iPod, some external HDDs, digicams, etc... But I haven't really found a fix that works 100%. Does this mean there is no fix, or am I just being blind?



    On a (slightly) different note: I've noticed a huge increase in booting time over the period of purchasing this iMac untill now.. I used to be able to boot from offline to completely work-ready in less than 20 seconds, but now it often goes up to 1 minute or even higher. I might be picky here, but is there any way I could maybe decrease the booting time again?
     
  2. CWallace macrumors 603

    CWallace

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    Seattle, WA
    #2
    Is your iPod connected via FireWire?

    If so, is it possible it is set as the default boot device in Startup Disc?
     
  3. Bolteh thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's connected though USB and it happens when it's connected to the keyboard USB slots -and- the back of the computer.
     

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