Mid 2006 / model number A1181 / black or white case / 1.83 or 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo processor.

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Boot problems after changing combo drive?

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I have an A1181 Mac Book Duo 1.83 ghz with 1gb Ram. After I replaced the Combodrive when I turned it on the Apple logo appears and the starting sound, then keeps the starting sound appearing like an broken cd and it don´t boot any further. This problem didn´t appear always, sometimes it boot normaly and sometimes you couldn´t turned it on for days. So I open it up again did all the steps for changing the combo drive and after I finished when I turn it on, the screen goes white without the apple logo and the starting sound appears, then it will take 3-4 minutes till Apple logo appears and it boot normal. I can not tell if it starts now always like this because i just opened it yesterday but I wonder if the problem is that something is touching the logic board?

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Go under the Apple in the upper left hand corner to system preferences -> system -> start up disk and select your hard drive

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Still takes a minute, but it works Thanks

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You're welcome. Did it take a minute to start before the drive change?

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It varies from 1 to 3 minutes actually it didn`t change at all it seems to be a correlation between the temperature of the macbook and the time it takes to start to boot.

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