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During Install, stuck on Black Screen

na1577

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Jan 20, 2008
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I’m experiencing a similar issue. It got stuck on a black screen during installation so I restarted my MBP. Now it won’t show boot options, recovery mode, nothing. The backlight comes on and that’s it.
 
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plandersen

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Feb 7, 2020
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Mine seems to be stuck too.

Had Big Sur RC installed on a separate volume, but now wanted to upgrade the main Catalina partition. Seing the progress bar on the black screen, but it's not moving. I can move my mouse (via BT) and wake up the computer, but it just seems not to progress. Or is it? Should I dare resetting or just wait. It's been 2 hours now.

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Edit: Took the chance and rebooted the Mac. Started up in MacOS Big Sur ok, so no problems now.
 
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Ministerialdirigent

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Jul 3, 2020
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My MBA (2018) is not yet stuck with the black screen but the fans are going Crazy?! I will stick to Catalina on my iMac 2020 for the time being.
 
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behzadsh

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Nov 13, 2020
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Tehran
During the installation, my MacBook Pro stuck on a blank black screen. I tried to boot from USB, boot recovery, reset NVRAM, SMC with no luck. Seems like the notebook is bricked. When I press the power button, only the screen turns on and the Apple logo on the lid back. no sound, no Apple logo at screen, nothing.
 
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shaunsheppard

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Sep 25, 2018
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Similar problem, but on a 2019 iMac 27".

I've restarted a few times but I keep coming back to being stuck on the black screen for what seems like ages. I've resorted to putting a sticky note on the progress bar so I can tell whether or not it's actually moving. At the minute, it's not moving at all.

Edit: I've managed to start a restore from a time machine backup.
 
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marvz

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Aug 27, 2012
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Mine has been stuck on about 95% of the progress bar for over an hour
Same here — my iMac has been stuck at around 95 % for over 2 hours now.. I tried to place the mouse cursor in such a way to measure progress. 😂
 
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magicdesign

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Jan 29, 2020
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Mine seems to be stuck too.

Had Big Sur RC installed on a separate volume, but now wanted to upgrade the main Catalina partition. Seing the progress bar on the black screen, but it's not moving. I can move my mouse (via BT) and wake up the computer, but it just seems not to progress. Or is it? Should I dare resetting or just wait. It's been 2 hours now.

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I have exactly the same thing. Been like it for 4 hours
 
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Melmanoh

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Oct 17, 2020
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Mine was stuck too for like 45 mins I restarted and it booted up fine . I like the changes so far
 
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keonoh

macrumors newbie
Apr 24, 2015
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Same thing happened to me on two separate tries on a late 2016 15" MacBook Pro. Had to force reboot into recovery mode and re-install Catalina... would love to know if anyone's found a fix, restarting didn't complete the install for me. Might just wait for the next version to be released before going Big Sur.
 
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bradbomb

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Jan 7, 2002
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Yesterday, I had to zap my PRAM multiple times, restart multiple times, and then at one point the installer finally continued again and eventually it finished and Big Sur is installed on my Mid-2014 13" MacBook Pro
 
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CKCC

macrumors newbie
Nov 13, 2020
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Same with me and my 2019 21.5' iMac...stuck %95 on installation on black screen.
Over an hour.
Force Reboot and everything is fine now...upgrade to macOS 11 completed.

:rolleyes:
 
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fteter

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Mar 12, 2008
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The install on my 2013 Air took around 3 hours. Install stalled on black screen around the 45% mark. Forced the reboot - got back to the same point again. Walked away for 30 minutes and it wrapped up slowly after I returned. So maybe not a stall so much as a really slow install?
 
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nkl984

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Oct 30, 2020
13
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Same problem here with MacBook 2017 updating from Catalina to Bug Sur. Stuck at boot logo for about 2 hours now and no sign of life from the computer.
 

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JoeBL1

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Nov 14, 2020
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Manchester
During the installation, my MacBook Pro stuck on a blank black screen. I tried to boot from USB, boot recovery, reset NVRAM, SMC with no luck. Seems like the notebook is bricked. When I press the power button, only the screen turns on and the Apple logo on the lid back. no sound, no Apple logo at screen, nothing.
Mine is in exactly the same place. None of the safe mode, recovery mode options work for me. It's been like this for around 12 hours no. Still no luck rebooting, Apple Support have suggested I take it for service... Not happy!
 
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KRS-Dan

macrumors newbie
Nov 14, 2020
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1
Mine is in exactly the same place. None of the safe mode, recovery mode options work for me. It's been like this for around 12 hours no. Still no luck rebooting, Apple Support have suggested I take it for service... Not happy!
Exactly the same here - mid 2014 13” MBP. Seems completely bricked
 
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