Model A1181: 1.83, 2, 2.1, 2.13, 2.16, 2.2, or 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

1438 Questions View all

Why does my MacBook takes time to startup and shutdown?

When i turn my MacBook on, i hear start chime, see the apple logo, see the process wheel spinning and it take 20-30 mins to startup and keeps on freezing for every 5-10 minutes I tried reinstalling new Mac OS X 10.7 the problem still exists.

I had verified and repaired the HDD from the utilities and i have green signal and its a new HDD as i had to replace it in Jan 2013.

Appreciate any kind of help which will resolve in making my MacBook up and running.


Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 0
Add a comment
Spread Fixmas Cheer
Get $12 off your purchase of $50 or more with code FIXMAS12
Spread Fixmas Cheer
Get $12 off your purchase of $50 or more with code FIXMAS12

1 Answer

Chosen Solution

It sounds like the HD SATA cable is bad.

Apple & some third parties got some bad cables which appear to work and then any heavy data movement fail.

I would replace the cable and do a fresh install from the recovery CD or Apple supplied USB flash drive (which ever came with your system). Then upgrade it if you want a newer supported version (10.7.5). Once you get your OS upgraded and updated. I would make a bootable USB drive and make sure it too was at the latest OS the system can support as a backup.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 2


can u tell me where can i find one of those cables..


The MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2010) part infer is: Flex Cable, Hard Drive 922-9181. Here's one source IFIXIT


My MacBook model is A1181 (13-inch, early 2008) can u please recommend the HD SATA cable.


Click on the link above


Add a comment

Add your answer

madani will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 0

Past 30 Days: 0

All Time: 80