IMac PPC :: Computer Won't Start / Tried Unplugging And Holding In Start Button

Jun 21, 2012

computer won't start. tried unplugging and holding in start button. After about a half hour and unplugging a few times, finally got it going. Imac G5

iMac, MacOS X (10.5)

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OS X :: Button On Top Right Corner Does Not Start Computer

Feb 6, 2009

I am new to Mac, I always had PC's, but yesterday a friend gave me a 20th anniversary Mac, he said it's old and haven't been used for ages. Well, I pulled it out of the box and thought this is a Cool Piece of Computer, plugged it in, but couldn't find the" On button". I did some research on the net and watched a couple of Video's on YouTube, first I was very surprised that this is some kind of fancy Mac, certainly looks good, keeping in mind the age, this was for sure way ahead of his time.

Long story short, the "Start button" on the right side top corner of the keyboard does not start the computer, to start it, I have to unplug the keyboard and reconnect it. After this is done, it appears to me that the thing is running fine, sound, video, tv, radio, touchpad, all the keys from the keyboard, everything works great besides starting the machine. One more thing, the Bios battery is bad, I had no change yet of getting a new one, could this be the reason?

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IMac PPC :: G3 Will Not Start Up And Nothing Happens By Pushing Power Button?

Apr 9, 2012

This morning when the power button is pushed, nothing happens at all. The button does not light up. The computer does not start.I checked the power cable. I took it out of the computer and put it back in. (I did note that the plug looks a bit darkened but it does not smell burnt.) I tried it in a different outlet. Same thing. It won't turn on.I can't recall if this iMac is a G3 or G4 and I can't find my documentation to let you know. But I don't know that it matters which G it is. It is the old special edition grey iMac and has been working for us for many years.Is this the end for this iMac? Could it be something that is simple to fix? 

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May 28, 2010

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Dec 1, 2014

When I press the start button there is a delay of 3-4 seconds before the computer turns on and the sign in screen appears. Then when I shutdown it takes up to 4 minutes to actually turn off the screen.

I also ran a diagnostic check and received the error code HDD/11/4000000:SATA (0,0)... What I do next?

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I just went to start up my MacBook Pro with the power button but nothing happens.

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Feb 21, 2010

Ever since I installed Snow Leopard, once start-up is complete, I am not able to use the keyboard or track pad button for about 3-4 minutes. They are frozen - the cursor/arrow move according to trackpad/mouse movements, but anything kind of button/key input is not registered.

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MacBook :: Unibody - Won't Start When Press Power Button

Jun 13, 2010

my brother is having a problem with his unibody MacBook that he bought just a few months ago. It won't start when the power button is pressed, the sleep indicator light turns on and that's all. There's no start up tune, and nothing appears on screen. I had a similar problem with my MacBook Pro. I was told that the logic board needed to be replaced due to too much dust or moisture. Could this be the same problem? and has anyone else here ever had the same problem?

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Jul 19, 2009

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Jun 22, 2012

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Apr 14, 2012

My computer won't turn on. Earlier today while playin music it just paused itself. I minute later it resumed. Then tonight it just shut off instead of sleeping and now it won't start. All I can get if I'm lucky is the start up chime and a super quick flash of a white screen.

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Windows On Mac :: Broadcom WiFi Adapters Cannot Start / This Device Cannot Start

Mar 8, 2009

First off, let me explain the position I am in. I have the newest 13in MacBook with a 2.4Ghz hard drive. I installed Windows Vista on it recently after I got it. Many times while using Vista, all audio would stop and be replaced with crackling sounds. This would continue until I restarted. I tried going to Dell, downloading drivers for the Broadcom 802.11n WiFi Adapters and installing those, but that caused a worse problem. Windows can no longer find any networks, and when I select the Broadcom WiFi Adapters in Device Manager, it says "This device cannot start." and says it's Code 10 or something.

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Intel Mac :: Does Not Start Up As Usual. Start Up Disk Is Full Message

Apr 10, 2012

My iMac does not start up as usual. I now get a ' start up disk is full. You need to make space available on your start up disk by deleting files' message.  I am able to key my log on password however I just get the purple galaxy screen with no desktop. 

If I try to use the keyboard I get a tone when pressing the keys.  

Has worked perfectly well up until I got this dusk full message.  

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Nov 17, 2008

This is a mystery to me. Long story but the gist of it is that I found if I hold down the power-button on my iBook while it's off it goes into some weird mode. i.e. fan spins, disc spins, sleep light flashes and a tone comes from the speakers.Is this some sort of hardware test mode? Is it going to blow up? Is it resetting something?

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May 7, 2012

Today I started to watch a video from a news site (probably using flash) and the computer started to slow down very much so I thought firefox had crashed. Then I force quit it and waited about a minute or two hoping the computer would get fast again as usual but it did'nt happen, so I tried to log out and nothing happened and then I tried to shut it down by clicking the power button and clicking in shut down.

Right after that, the computer started to shut down or log off (it was still very slow) and something happened it stopped in the middle of the process and displayed a blue screen (the same colour that appears when you connect another monitor to the mac). Then I thought of using my last resource: holding down the power button until the computer turned off but again, nothing happened.

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Apr 8, 2012

My macbook takes ages to start not sure why

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Mac Pro :: Computer Froze And Will Not Start Up

Jun 29, 2010

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4 x 1GB
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ATI RAEDON HD 2600 XT 256MB dual link DVI
16X superdrive

Computer froze today, it was running fine this morning. I went to restart it and now it won't restart. No history of this happening before. It will shut down if I force it, but it will not boot up. After I turn it on, it starts up as normal with a chime and goes to the grey screen with the Apple Logo and spinning wheel. But then the Apple Logo becomes a Circle with a Slash through (international "no" symbol), the spinning wheel remains spinning. And then it just stays like that wheel spinning and "no" symbol. I've tried starting it holding down "shift", holding "option-command-p-r", holding "d", holding "c", and holding "option"... with the same results each time. I ran Disk Warrior on all the disks and tried staring up with no external drives and I've cleaned it thoroughly of dust.

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MacBook Pro :: Computer Won't Start Up?

Mar 3, 2012

the laptop will not start up. when it sometimes start it i see the question mark. why. and how to start up the laptop

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Mac Pro :: Why Does Computer Take Forever To Start

Apr 18, 2012

Ever since looking for viruses and installing the new java fix, it takes about 3 minutes for the sign-on screen to appear. I went to utiliites and all is ok with permissions and the hard drive.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X :: When Does HD Space Start To Slow Your Computer Down

Mar 20, 2009

well i bought a refurb macbook with 250 gbs hard drive, it came with 215 cus of the os etc. now i have 208 gbs. my question is when does hd space start to slow u down

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Apr 28, 2010

I was just using my 13" MBP and using Parallels when the whole computer locked up. I had to turn off the computer by holding down the on/off button. Unfortunately, now the computer will not start up in OS X. Interestingly, I had linked my Windows side of the computer so that it can be opened in Parallels or Bootcamp; I can get the Bootcamp Windows side to start up with no problems (I'm using it now to write this).

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Feb 25, 2008

My comp. has worked perfectly, Then I installed some updates, Itunes i think? And the comp. Shut down, and when it restarts it works for a min or two, then freezes, and i get the beach ball, that just spins around and around forever.

if I don't try to open anything, or do anything when i restart it, it will just shut down, and restart, then when it comes to the Grey screen with the apple and the little circle below it, the circle looks all pixilated, and just freezes

that is the version its on (Taken two days ago, and sent to a buddy for other reasons completely)

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MacBook Pro :: Computer Is Inhibited And Not Start?

Feb 2, 2012

I am new to MAC and in this forum.Lately I've had problems with my Mac Book Pro (15 "OSX 10.7.3) especially now that I made the OSX update. Is inhibited if the computer is idle and we must force it off, holding down the power button. 

When the computer is restarted, usually three things happens:

1) The computer boots normally

2) Shown instead of the apple icon, an icon with a "-" and never starts, or

3) It shows a progress bar process that takes a long time in advance and then boots normally.I need to know how to do a clean install and reinstall the programs useful, considering that I have no Lion operating system on a DVD, as this was bought from Apple online store.

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Mac Pro :: Need To Start Computer Twice Before Picture Show Up

Apr 5, 2012

I just got my computer after the apple store put a new display card in. I have to start the computer two times before the pictures shows up.

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Power Mac :: New HD Not Recognized - Computer Won't Start

May 11, 2012

Powermac G4 MDD Originally had 2 hard drives -- 60GB (jumpered as master) and 40GB (jumpered as slave)

The 40 GB failed and the 60 GB was diagnosed as failing so I purchased used Seagate 160 GB ATA/100 Hard drive 

I installed the new 160 GB Hard drive in place of the 40 GB HD and used SuperDuper to clone the still working 60 GB drive. The files were all copied to the drive and the drive showed up on the desktop as a hard drive icon, and it was recognized in the System Profiler. However, I could not select it as the startup drive from the System Prefs window. 

I then took out the 60GB drive and replaced it with the 160 GB drive jumpered as cable select and now the computer won't start up (flashing question mark). 

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MacBook Pro :: Computer Beeps But Will Not Start?

May 30, 2012

So I unplugged my Mac Book Pro, left town for a month, it started for a bit, then screen went blue. I shut it down, and now it will not restart it makes a beep sound I've never heard! 

MacBook Pro, iOS 5.1.1

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Intel Mac :: Can't Seem To Start My Computer Because It Freezes

Jun 11, 2012

I can't seem to start my computer because it freezes

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