IMac :: Blinking Blue Dot In Gray Square On Startup?

Apr 17, 2009

Been on a Mac in one form or another but never saw this. It's not even mentioned on the site under startup problems. Started up on my eMac and got this blinking blue dot that looked a bit like earth in a gray square. Whole think was about an 1" square in the middle of the screen. The startup tone was normal.

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Mac Pro :: Square Pixels Green, Red Or Blue With ATI 5770?

Apr 15, 2012

To see how it looks: [url] I can not find the cause of its pixels that appear on the screen. Only in the viewer. They occur randomly when I add an effect FCPX. (not just a plug-tier) These pixels are found embedded in the video if I made ​​one!It does not appear immediately launching FCP but after 5 minutes after playing withthe settings of my corrections.When they appear in FCP if I run photoshop, I have the same pixels in the window of my image in Photoshop I did not think I shall give my card GT120 But I have an ATI 5770 with an Apple MacPro 4.1 What I tried: reinstall FCP New partition with 10.6.8 and 10.7 fired FCP preferences Reset PRAM + SMC Changed the cables and adapters of my screens Does this card is defective? Why do they not appear in the screen 

Final Cut Pro X, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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I intermittently see the question mark inside a blue square where a picture should be.  is there a way to correct this?


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IMac :: Intel Imac Stuck On Blue Screen At Startup

May 17, 2009

My friends alu intel imac is having a problem. When he power on the machine the computer gets stuck on a blue screen.

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MacBook Pro :: LED Of Hard Drive Is Blinking Red / Blue

Aug 26, 2014

I have an 8TB 4big Quadra with 4 bays. It's been running good for more than a year now. Today, the rear LED of the last drive is blinking red/blue red/blue. The drive seems to be working. My drive have only 1 big blue light in the front and one little blue LED for each disc at the back so I always had 5 blue lights on. Now I have only 4 blue and a red/blue blinking.

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Mac Book Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.1)

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Jun 23, 2014

I purchased a new late 2013 27 inch iMac 3.4Ghz i5. The only thing I did after pulling it out of the box was restore Time Machine from my previous iMac. On startup the machine boots as expected, but gets interrupted by the screen turning a dark blue, and the apple logo turning bright red, for about a second or so, then boots as normal, and opens Mavericks. I've spoken to Applecare - they suggested I re-install Mavericks, which I did. The problem is still there. I've done a hardware diagnostics test - no problems. Though I wonder if it could be a faulty graphics card? As far as I'm aware there are no other issues with the iMac. The machine is under warranty but would love to solve this if possible.

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Sep 11, 2014

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Blinking Window On Macbook Pro Startup

Apr 28, 2012

ive noticed a small glitch during the startup of my macbook pro. Whenever I log into my account before it displays my desktop, a window flashes for a split second that has 2 options to choose from (It looks like whenever my cubase crashes and it prompts me with the options "Reopen" or "Sent report" or something like that) I never manage to exactly see what this window is as I cant read it in time, let alone choose an option. It just switches off quickly. All software updates are recent, and this really bothers me. I dont know what it is. Could it be a virus? Im very careful with what I download online, let alone the websites I visit. The OS itself works fast and on track.I decided to run disk utility and check the hard disk for errors. Turns out there were a few permission errors, and disk errors where it said my MacOSX volume is corrupted. Ive only had this laptop for 6 months, I dont want to send it in to apple just yet. I've run lion recovery since after a backup and fixed the permission and disk errors, then re-verified them and it said everything was now fixed and fine. I restarted and that window STILL flashed.

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MacBook Pro :: Started Getting The Blinking Folder On Startup

Jan 3, 2011

So I kinda want to explain my saga of my (late 2009) Macbook Pro.

I got the first generation of the MBP shortly after it came out.... I actually purchased it on Black Friday.

-The specs:
-15" Glossy Screen
-2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Due
-2 GB 1064 MHz DDR3
-NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
-Toshiba 250gb HDD
(So as you can see, pretty basic machine.)

Anyway, I'd only had the computer a few months when I started getting the blinking folder on startup. I brought it in, and they verified the HDD was going bad, so they gave me a new HDD. About a month later, I had the same problem happen again. The "Genius" I talked to said it was probably my Logic Board, so they replaced that. However, after getting my computer back from the shop, on my first startup, I got the blinking folder. So I TOOK it back AGAIN, and they replaced my HDD again.

A few months later, I started having issues with both the HDD not spinning up and my USB affecting my iSight camera (weird I know) so I brought it in again, and they finally just replaced my whole computer.

Everything worked great for a while, until once again, I started getting the flashing folder on startup, I took it in and they replaced my HDD again. (Yeah, this is like HDD number 3 for me now)

Since then, I have had the HDD replaced two other times, along with my superdrive, and MagSafe adapter.......I'm not exactly liked at my local Apple Store.... they know me by name... I don't exactly like going there anymore...

I also want to note that I literally baby my computer; I almost polish it daily, and am extremely careful with it

So my current list of repairs looks like this:
� 5 HDD replacements
� New Logic Board
� New Super Drive
� MagSafe adapter
� New Computer

ALL that being said, I plan to sell my computer as soon as Apple Care expires; I can't risk having a flakey computer on my hands... I can't afford to pay for all the repairs. My Apple Care will expire next December, so I'm hoping I can sell it around late December- early January and be just in time for the new MBP refresh, which I'm hoping that year will include possible:

Slight redesign
Lighter computer (in weight)
Faster (of course)
Possibly retina display

Why I'm posting all this is mainly just because I wanted to hear if anyone else has had anything similar happen to them.... I'm a sucker for when it comes to first generation Apple stuff, but now I know.

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Intel Mac :: White Blinking Startup Screen?

Feb 10, 2012

When I shut down my iMac and restarted it gets past the apple logo then turns white and starts dimming and then getting brighter but will not go any further.  

I tried to reboot in safe mode and it done the same thing. I power cycled by unplugging the holding down the power button.  

iPhone 4S, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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MacBook :: Charger Working Intermittently / LED Blinking 3x On Startup?

Mar 21, 2010

I acquired a Unibody MacBook that experienced a little water damage. The logic board was definitely shot, so I replaced that yesterday and initially the machine was working like a champ, save for a few issues:

1. The machine tries charging my battery, but eventually gives up and decides that there is no battery in the machine (there is a battery in there, and it shouldn't be dead yet, should it?)

2. I've been experiencing an issue in which the MacBook and charger aren't getting along. I've got two different chargers, both of which work on my pre-Unibody MBP consistently but sometimes I'll plug one into the MacBook and get no light, and in other cases I'll plug it in and get just a very faint green light. In either case, the machine won't start up. I usually tinker with the machine for a few minutes, taking the back plate off and checking connections, waiting a few minutes, and it's back up again.

3. Before the machine starts up, the LED blinks three times. I initially thought this was just a blink pattern to notify the user that the logic board doesn't have a serial number yet, but I've run the serializer and entered a SN in, and it still does that. Is this normal for these Macs?

I know that these MacBooks are a little more intricately tied to the battery than previous Macs. Does anyone think the above problems (at least 1 and 2) would be solved by a replacement battery? Or does it sound like something else is wrong (perhaps the DC in board)? I've never heard of anyone needing to replace a Magsafe DC in board (and from their low prices online, I'm led to believe that they rarely fail).

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Intel Mac :: Stuck On Startup Screen With (?) File Blinking

Jun 29, 2012

What o I do I have done command, option, p, r at start up etc.  I will not go to the desktop.


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Feb 16, 2008

I just installed a new hard drive in my mac ibook g4 - but when I turn it on I still get the blinking folder with a question mark.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Getting A Blinking Folder With A Question Mark On Startup?

Apr 9, 2012

I'm getting a blinking folder with a question mark on startup. What is it?

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MacBook Pro :: Won't Boot Up Instead Display Gray Or Blue Screen

Jun 24, 2014

Last week my macbook pro started have gray or blue screen problem, it won't boot all the time I turn on,  instead I will turn into gray or blue screen and won't do anything else, the OS is to the latest version, and if it start normally it goes blue or gray screen everytime I use final cut pro, I mainly use this mac for editing videos, I try everything like safe mode, I even format the hard drive but the problem still there...

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OS X :: Stuck On Blue Screen And Gray Gear Spinning On Boot Up?

Mar 30, 2009

Everything was fine until this morning when i came into work, started up my Macbook as usual from sleep mode. was able to use OS X for a little while, had to leave to go onsite so i locked my screen (i use sizzle keys and made Command + L to lock my screen to the log on prompt). as soon as the cube spins to the logon screen, BOOM, all i see is the solid light blue screen just sit there. i walk away and 5 minutes later, it's still on there, can't recover or go back to my desktop, so i force shut down (hit the power button, and attempt to reboot the OS X. then thats when it all gets bad. Everytime i boot into OS X it just sits there with the blue screen and flickers back and forth with the gray gear wheel spinning and so forth.

Ok, so next check, i go to boot into my Boot Camp partition into Vista. no problems, was able to boot in my boot camp partition without any problems (im typing this in boot camp at this moment.)

So far i've been able to boot into my Boot Camp and the OS X Restore Disc without any problems.

I booted into the OS X boot disc, and ran Disk Utility, ran the perrmissions check and the disk check and both fixed problems aparently on my OS X partition. went to boot back into OS X, blue screen.

So now i do the PRAM and NVRAM reset doing Command+Option+P+R and again booted into OS X. blue screen.

Booted into Safe Mode (Safe Boot) took awhile, but again. stuck at blue screen and if i press any keys or move the mouse, the grey gear spins for like 10 seconds and just goes back to the blue screen. and the process goes over and over again.

(later on this afternoon) I even ran FSCK to check the volume for problems. "it appears to be OK"

The good thing atleast in this situation is that i can access my OS X partition in Vista (via MacDrive) without any problems, so if having to reload my previous Time Machine backup (which stupid me forgot to back up my system over 60 days ago ) or having to just Archive my OS X and reinstall it, that will have to be my final choice. But i don't REALLY want to have to do this all over again if at all possiable.

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Mar 13, 2012

My early Intel iMac (2006) won't shut down - gray spinning wheel and blue screen for more than 2 hours now.  Can I safely turn it off with the power button?  (I'm a little paranoid after a bad experience doing that with my MacBook Pro).what I should I do then?

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Aug 29, 2014

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I have had my macbook pro for just over 2 years. About a week ago it started randomly giving me a blue striped, grey, or black screen. The fan pins up and won't stop and either the laptop shuts itself off or I have to force it off. When it restarts it is very slow and sometimes the fan kicks on and won't stop and the screen just stays white after the initial apple and spinning wheel screen, so I have force shut it down and try again. Other times it eventually loads and lets me in but everything responds slowly and takes some time to open.

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Oct 5, 2009

upon startup i see a gray screen, the apple logo, and spinning gears. Then the apple logo turns into a circle with a line through it and stays that way forever. I call apple support. They got me to run disk utility by booting from install disk. Then running repair disk and repair permissions. Then boot into safe mode and computer works fine...for a few restarts then does the same thing.

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Apr 6, 2012

I called in and asked about a slowly running computer and Applecare suggested holding Option+Control+Shift+Power Button for 5-10 seconds and then releasing and then hold the shift button while powering on to go into safe mode. I did this on my macbook pro as he told me and decided to go ahead and do it on my IMac and mac pro as well. It worked on the MBP and IMac but on the Mac Pro the computer came on when I held the first key combo and is taking a really long time (hours) to start up. I need the computer to work, for work. I tried just restarting the computer, unplugging it, etc but each time it has the gray progress bar and takes a really long time.Of course I downloaded and updated to the newest operating system through mac app store so I don't have a start up disc...

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Apr 23, 2012

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Sep 10, 2014

Last week when starting my Mac Book Pro I was faced with a gray screen. On start up the it won't boot fully. Turn onGray Screen with apple logo - loading bar and wheelOnce fully loaded it turns itself off..I have tried control R to do a reinstall of the OS, however it won't let me complete it saying Apple account does not match (yet there is no login for this).

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Apr 20, 2009

I was using my computer normally, it started to move slowly, so I properly shut it down. After leaving it off for a few minutes, I started it up again. However, every time I press the power button, it comes on and there is just a blank gray screen. No folder with a question mark on it, just a blank gray screen.

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Jun 27, 2009

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