2011 MBP 15" bricked with new update...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Broph, May 10, 2012.

  1. Broph macrumors 6502

    Broph

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    So,

    Just did the latest software update (10.7.4)... Had all applications closed, and when I went to press 'restart' on the software update window (after it had downloaded), it just changed to a grey screen.... It's been like that now for 40 minutes.

    Should I hold down the power button and try turn it on again? Or are there better methods?

    Thanks.
     
  2. pacman7331 macrumors regular

    pacman7331

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    Don't worry. There is no way the update actually bricked your computer.

    I understand you frustration... frankly i've found allot of OS X updates to be like running a gauntlet. Seems like they are getting influenced by Microsnot.

    Yes you should restart, and you should probably get ready to reinstall your system. Hopefully u backed up. Been there myself... happens all to often...
     
  3. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    Sounds like, at worst case, you have to reinstall OSX.
     
  4. Broph thread starter macrumors 6502

    Broph

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    No worries guys...

    After about an hour it just suddenly rebooted and installed properly... The first start-up was very slow after that... did another software update, and downloaded the Safari one.... Reboot and now it's working fine.

    False alarm guys! :)
     

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