“Steven Seiden wrote in with a situation he’s having with his Mac: ‘My Mac hangs at a black screen for almost 45 seconds after producing the startup chime before showing the Apple logo. It’s really annoying! Is there any way to fix this?'” Glenn Fleishman writes for Macworld.

“I’ve seen this before with faulty RAM, as a startup test doesn’t fail, but it generates errors that aren’t severe enough to halt launch,” Fleishman writes.

“However,” Fleishman writes, “in subsequent email, Steven said he has an 2013 MacBook Pro with 8GB of RAM, and that model cannot be upgraded by a user (or even Apple). ”

If you experience this startup delay, read how to fix it in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: It’s a simple fix for an issue that can be maddening.