Booting problems after sierra

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by wolfaaron, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. wolfaaron, Jan 25, 2017
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    wolfaaron macrumors regular

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    Last week I upgraded my MacBook Pro 15" Late 2011 to OS X Sierra. It updated fine and I shut it down to go to bed. The next day it had horizontal red lines on the screen and it would load and then it would stay at a white screen.

    I thought my hard drive was corrupted so I did the Option+Command+R to do the internet recovery. I completely deleted the hard drive using the Utility tool and reformatted it. Then I let it install overnight. The next day it was working. Since the recovery thing installed OSx Lion on it, I upgraded it to Sierra. Then I let it install its updates and downloaded and installed XCode and Google Chrome.

    It worked for two days and now today I turned it on to compile some code on Xcode and the horizontal red lines came back on and it would not boot again, it stayed on a white screen after loading half way. I turned it off and let it sit for a minute and then tried to do the Internet recovery again but then the red stripes were gone so I hard shut down and turned it back on and it booted.

    Does anyone know what could be causing it? I don't want to upgrade it yet because MacBooks are very expensive these days.
     
  2. alFR macrumors 68020

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    When mine did that it was the GPU failing. Wouldn't boot at all eventually, had the logic board replaced under the (just-ended) repair program for that fault. Unfortunately I think you're looking at a new Mac sooner rather than later. Keep regular backups!
     
  3. wolfaaron thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's what I was worrying it could be since everything seems to be attached to the motherboard it looked like it could be an expensive fix. Luckily I only use my mac to browse the web when traveling and to compile code for iOS apps so I don't need to keep backups because there is nothing on the mac, it's all on my PC.

    Anyway, where do you recommend getting a new one from? I got this Macbook pro 2011 for $1200 new back in December of 2011. And Just looking at the prices on the Apple store, I can't afford any from there. I could barely afford $1200 back in 2011.
     

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