MacBook Pro :: Why Would A Picture Of A Globe Popup When Startup It

Mar 30, 2012

I started up my macbook pro, and instead of the Apple logo popping up while the computer loaded, a picture of a flashing globe had popped up. I ended up shutting the computer off and then turned it back on and it loaded up as normal. I was just curious if this was something i should be worried about..? i've only had my macbook for about 2 weeks, and it's my first time with a mac computer.

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MacBook Pro :: Flashing Grey Globe Of The Earth At Bootup

Feb 2, 2012

The one I'm currently using had a problem and needed to have the hard drive replaced, which was done by a local Apple store.  They were also very kind to reload Lion once the drive was replaced.  I reconnected the machine to our domain here at work yesterday and have been experencing very long bootup's.  During the boot process I'm receiving a flashing grey Globe of the Earth, prior to seeing the Apple logo.  Once I see the Apple logo things seem to proceed normally and the machine completes the boot process.  Does anyone know what this grey Globe of the Earth means?  and what I may need to do to satisfy whatever is causing it.   

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Jun 23, 2009

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my hardware: powerbook G4. 1.33GHz Power PC. (upgraded to) 2GB DDR SDRAM. (just upgraded to) 320GB WD HDD

my OS: Just installed 10.4.11

Here's the scenario (I hope someone can help):
Several months ago my poor baby took a dive off a counter onto the tile floor, while running. Never before this did I see the "Kernal Panic" restart screen.

Immediately following the fall, I get the error if the computer is bumped, moved or if I put weight on the keyboard (palms).

I feared it was a HDD issue so I hastily replaced the toshiba 60GB HD with a WD320 HD. And at the same time I upgraded from 10.3.9 to 10.4.11.

The computer seemed fine for a couple weeks, now I am getting the error again with increasing frequency. Mostly when I put pressure on the keyboard (palms).

What I tried: new HD, new OS, checked the RAM to see if it had come loose in the fall.

Could it be my video card? Is it more likely hardware or software?

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May 19, 2009

On Sunday I popped a DVD into my 1.5 12" Powerbook (756 ram, 100gb hd) and then picture got incredibly screwed up. I guess the best way to describe it is there were a mess of colors and lines everywhere. Trying to move windows around left a window trail on the screen.

First thing after this happened was that I got all the data off, then I popped in the original Panther disc and wanted to do a fresh install, it installed alright from the disc (albeit with issues on the screen), but when it started again, there was a blue screen while the music was playing (the music that comes on when you first get your mac).

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Jul 22, 2009

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MacBook Pro :: TimeMachine Cannot Connect To Server Popup When Roaming?

Apr 15, 2012

Time machine has suddenly started popping up an error message saying that it cannot connect to server while off-network on my MBP.  I use a timecapsule to wirelessly backup when I am home. At home, it connects fine, no messages, no errors.It just started doing this when I am away - previously it either silently ignored not being able to connect or made a local snapshot.  Either would be fine over popping up the message (multiple times).I've tried the following so far:1. Re-install Lion, restore user, applications, settings from backup - did after an erase of MBP lcoal harddrive to get a full install.
2. sudo tmutil disablelocal; sudo tmutil enablelocal; sudo tmutil snapshot - all worked fine

3.repaired permissions on local hard drive. 

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MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Jul 21, 2009

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Nov 7, 2007

I was working with a Power Mac G5 when this strange thing happened. I had pulled the CD drive from the machine to test out a problem with a new Mac Book computer(door wouldn't open on eject command). Discovered that that we had a wiring problem (I was using the bottom connector not the top). So I go and put the drive back into the Power Mac, turn it on & the only thing on my screen is a small square icon with a picture of the North & South American hemispheres on it, flashing. Can anyone enlighten me as to what just happen & what I can do to fix it?

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Jun 19, 2012

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I then did a system update for the following; Airport utility, Safari, Ricoh Printer, Digital Camera Raw, java, Itunes. 

Restarted the computer as the updates had finished, then when turning back on the loading screen with the grey background, apple symbol and rotating loading symbol was zoomed in as much as the resolution would allow. So i restarted a couple more times, still the same thing - every time i turn the computer on the loading screen is massivly zoomed in, once it's done loading and moves to the log in screen it is fine. 

I've tried plugging into the projecter again and editing my settings, that did nothing. It's like because i updated while the settings where wonky it's saved it somehow? 

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Feb 22, 2009

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Do I just need just reset the PRAM or is there something else I'm missing.

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Apr 26, 2012

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Jun 8, 2012

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Jan 22, 2009

I have a 2.2 Santa Rosa 15" MBP, and an odd thing happened last night. I wasn't running any unusual applications, and had a few things open and was browsing in Firefox. All of a sudden my screen went black, and wouldn't come back up.

The computer is still running just fine, and it didn't go to sleep. The LED backlight is fine, as the Apple logo is lit up and if I change the brightness I can see the backlight changing (the "black" screen gets less "black", if that makes sense), however the actual display panel isn't projecting any picture at all.

I've restarted a dozen times, reset PRAM, and did the unplug battery and hold power button trick, all to no avail. There's no flicker of a picture or anything... it's as if the monitor is completely dead (aside from the backlight being fine).

If I plug in an external monitor, I can use the computer just fine. So it's not like the video card is dead all the way.

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Jun 13, 2010

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Jul 23, 2010

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May 26, 2012

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Jun 5, 2012

I have a late-2011 MacBook Pro 15" and currently running Mac OS X version 10.7.4. How can I use the built in camera to take a picture? Where exactly is it stored? What is the file name? 

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Jun 25, 2012

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May 28, 2012

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Dec 27, 2010

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The device also does not show up on the desktop and I have set finder preferences to show every device on the desktop. I have tried everything with my limited knowledge, but as a new mac owner.

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Aug 19, 2009

Just got a call from my wife at home. She told me that when she opened the MBP from it's slumber she was greeted with picture below (on the left)! She couldn't do anything. I told her to close the lid and open it again, to which she got the other picture below (on the right). After a restart everything is back to normal.

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Nov 18, 2009

I need your expertise in figuring out whether my 12" PB G4 is worth salvaging. I tripped over the cord a few nights ago and it came crashing to the ground, landing open in a V. I was sure the screen's hinge would be damaged, but it wasn't, and the screen appears to be a little blurry in the middle, but avoided catastrophic damage. Here's what happens, though. When I turn it on, it loads, though it takes 20 mins to get up and running. Then it loads my background picture, but nothing on my desktop. And the toolbar at the bottom shows up, but if you click an icon, the computer does the spinning wheel for about 5 mins and then the spinning wheel disappears and you're still just looking at the background picture.I'm really upset at the prospect of having lost all of my files. At the same time, this computer is 4+ years old, so it seems silly to spend $500 on getting it fixed. Does anyone recognize what might be wrong here -- is it something I might be able to repair on my own? Or that could be done cheaply at a repair shop? Or is this poor laptop finally d-e-a-d ?

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Mar 9, 2012

I have this photo for my user display picture, and i've got it cropped because I only want part of it as my display picture.I have to keep resetting it all the time, and its beginning to annoy me a lot.I think its everytime I turn my computer off by holding the power button for 5 seconds (I think) for when my computer freezes or something.Please tell me how to stop this happening & why its happening.If you need the info about it then here it is:Processor 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 DuoMemory 8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MBSoftware Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 (11C74)13-inch, Mid 2009

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Mar 24, 2012

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Mar 30, 2012

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Apr 7, 2012

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Apr 26, 2012

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Jun 4, 2012

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