Why does my MacBook take a half hour to boot up?
Here is the situation. If I try to turn on my macbook it takes about a half hour to start. It gets a very faint ticking noise at the top middle of the keyboard and once it gets that it takes about 5 more minutes to completely boot. Screen stays black until the proper boot sequence begins. Once the laptop boots up it runs perfectly. It is fast, for it's age and size and everything works great. If I shut it off it will boot up immediately when I push the power button. If I leave it for more than five minutes it goes back to taking a half hour or so to fire up. Could this be the cmos battery gone? Grasping at straws here.
Is this a good question?