2011 MacBook Pro SafeBoot

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by benjoholmes, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. benjoholmes macrumors newbie


    Mar 11, 2017
    I have quite a few problems with my MacBook. I had to reset the main password, and ever since i did that it won't boot in anything but Safe Boot. I was told its because the SHIFT key is stuck down, so I grabbed a external keyboard. I re-installed Yosemite on to the hard drive and now its stuck in a black screen with just the cursor moving around. Anyone else ran into this problem? Need help.
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Might be a faulty HDD or HDD cable. This will be very likely if you haven't changed the drive since the computer was purchased.

    You can try to install Yosemite directly to a USB drive. This will at least isolate if the problem is internal. From there you can run additional diagnostics to verify what's faulty.

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