12 Replies Latest reply: Apr 24, 2013 1:23 PM by BDAqua
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Recently, my eMac has been doing this when I turn it on:


1) Fan starts, screen buzzes but stays dark, and finally the boot chime sounds. Front Light comes on, CD drive and Hard Drive activate

2) Screen turns on to a gray screen.

3) Finder/Folder flashing icon shows for 2-15 seconds

4) Apple logo replaces flashing icon and boots normally.


Is this a sign that there is something wrong with the eMac? I tried finding ways to change the boot order and made sure that Macintosh HD was set as my startup disk to no avail.

eMac, 2004 1.0GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.11)