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  1. #1

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    Feb 02, 2008
    Question Start up question
    Hi there,
    I'm a newbie to macs, just bought my first macbook the other day.
    I have an issue that I don't know if it is normal or not
    At start up, right after the grey apple logo screen and the spinning wheel, I get a blank blue screen for about 10 seconds and after that my desktop as normal
    I have read things about blue screens but I don't know if this is the same case.
    Is it normal to get this blue screen even though is only for 10 seconds?
    On the first day I got my macbook, I updated it and I installed Flip4mac, windows media player, Transmission, stuffit and Firefox

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Apr 28, 2006
    iMac Core Duo 20", iBook G4, iPhone 8GB :)
    Yep. It's normal.

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Feb 02, 2008
    ok thanks.. i wasn't sure about the blue screen , I was also expecting to see the OS version there at start up but it doesn't show up

  4. #4
    Welcome to Mac-Forums, guacamole.

    Yeah that's the normal startup screen. You'll see something like Mac OS X starting up or something. Doesn't last long so I don't remember the actual words on the splash screen.

  5. #5

    Member Since
    Feb 02, 2008
    thanks for the welcome macheadcase

    I don't get any Mac OS X starting up at all, when I turn it on, it goes to the grey screen with apple logo and spinning wheel, to the blue screen and then to desktop

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    Dec 21, 2007
    Treasure Valley, Idaho. US
    20" iMac 2.4GHz w/ WD My Book 500GB HDD. MacBook Pro 2.4GHz. iPhone 5, white, 16 Gigs.
    Sounds normal for Leopard. My understanding is that the "Mac OS X" startup message was a feature with Tiger and other previous OS. Leopard just goes from the grey screen to a light blue and then on to your desktop. Fast and efficient.

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  7. #7

    Member Since
    Feb 02, 2008
    that's great then, thanks!!

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