Boot stuck on grey screen

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by vmachiel, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    #1
    Hi Forum,

    Since this morning my MBP (specs in sig) will only display a grey screen when I try to boot it, and nothing else: no Apple logo, no spinning beach ball. I can't do anything. I've tried resetting PRAM and SMC, hold cmd+r, hold command+c, boot safe mode, hold option, and tried booting of a recovery USB I made.
    I've even tried swapping the RAM I've upgraded back the the apple branded 4GB. Nothing works.

    Is it time to take it to my local Apple store, or is there something I can do?

    Thank you.
     
  2. macrumors 601

    satcomer

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    #2
    Sounds like something either really messed up the settings (rouge program or stupid users mistake) or a hardware failure. Maybe the hard drive went south without you.
     
  3. macrumors 65816

    Drew017

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    #3
    Have you done anything weird on your computer lately that may have caused any trouble?


    That would be wise if you can't get this resolved soon
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    #4
    Nope, it was business as usual. I'll get it repaired then thanks.
     

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