Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2012 11:45 AM (in response to crackers8199)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2012 11:55 AM (in response to sanjampet)
"If you see a white screen with the Apple logo and a progress bar, OS X is checking your hard disk. This check could take a few moments."
this seems like what i've got, but the white screeen doesn't have the apple logo on it.
also i'm a bit confused as to why it only seems to do it while running plugged in but not on battery. plus, it only does this after i let it sit for a few hours (i have no idea how long exactly)...so going back to the stock ram is a tough way to reproduce the problem considering i'd have to replace it, then let it sit for a while to see if it happens again. that's a lot of effort for something that might not even be the problem if memtest is to be believed...
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2012 12:04 PM (in response to crackers8199)
Could be this as well.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2012 12:13 PM (in response to sanjampet)
i did find this as well...seems the people at the end of this thread are talking about the same exact symptoms i'm having (leads me to believe it is a bug in the latest update to mountain lion and not an issue with my memory).
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2012 12:19 PM (in response to crackers8199)
If it was a ram issue it would usually give some beeps. That's why I thought it was the sleep issue. As I saw it before, I guess that's what happens when you try to fix something that's not broke:) All the best
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2012 3:01 PM (in response to sanjampet)
none of the solutions in that article have worked...still having problems. also confirmed today that it is ONLY when plugged in - i unplugged this morning before i left and came back 9 hours later, opened the lid, and instantly presented with the login screen.
tried changing the standbydelay using pmset and resetting the SMC, both with no effect.
anyone else have any ideas?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2012 8:37 PM (in response to crackers8199)
Maybe the PSU is dead, or something with the connector, try cleaning the contacts with a Q tip with rubbing alcohol. Turn off the machine and unplug the psu before doing this. Maybe their is some debris in there. If no joy have the PSU checked out.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2012 1:59 AM (in response to sanjampet)
i don't think that's it mainly because the one guy at the end of the other thread was having the exact same issue...
btw, i tried disabling hibernate mode only for while plugged in (via pmset)...STILL the same issue.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2012 2:03 AM (in response to crackers8199)
also of note my mac mini has no such problems awakening from sleep. same exact memory i put in the macbook pro.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2013 7:29 AM (in response to crackers8199)
Did you get this figured out? I'm having the same problem. I just got a new MBP a little over a week ago and it is doing the exact same thing. My old MBP did not do this and it was running ML.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2013 4:09 PM (in response to karneson05)
i "solved" it by setting autopoweroffdelay to 86400 (1 full day). now the white screen only comes up when i leave the computer sit without using it for longer than a full day, which almost never happens.
sudo pmset -a autopoweroffdelay 86400
Currently Being ModeratedJul 1, 2013 12:34 AM (in response to crackers8199)
My story is similar but I don't have the knowledge to 'reset' anything...
A new MCP with 10.8.4. One week old.
First 4 days it opened on my desktop immediately.
Now I get the translucent screen with loading bar at the bottom. I can see my desktop pics thru the cloudy white.
Cursor stuck top left.
Takes about 20 to 25 seconds to come normal.
Does not seem to happen if I unplug power in the morning before opening the lid.
Start up disc set to Mac HD.
Energy saver set to "put hd to sleep...." I have not changed anything there.
I changed my common sites from bookmarks to icons on the desktop. Done no other fiddling..
I asked the Apple iStore here in Johannesburg but they sent me the cut and paste solution for the white screen on start up that appears on this forum often. I have not yet switched off as I only close the lid.No idea if it will be a problem there too.
Should I ask for a replacement laptop?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 1, 2013 1:13 AM (in response to DUNKYD)
Should I ask for a replacement laptop?
Yes. You're within 14 days of purchase and the computer should work correctly out of the box. Exchange your machine for another with the same specifications.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 2, 2013 11:35 PM (in response to clintonfrombirmingham)
Giving the store another day to reset the sm something. Will only know tomorrow if it works.