freezing on startup....

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sarerah86, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. sarerah86 macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2014
    I was gifted a broken macbook pro. I found out that if I hold I. The power button and plug in the power cord it will turn on...However. freezes during the grey screen startup process.

    This is frustrating, does anybod know what I should do?
  2. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    Can you try booting to the hardware test?
    Hold the power button for 5 seconds, so it completely shuts off.
    Then, press and release the power button, then immediately hold the D key.

    It may do nothing different, but give it a minute to boot to the test.
    If it does, run both the standard, and extended tests, which might take a long time (10 minutes or more) depending on how much memory is installed.

    Do you know how old the MacBook Pro is?

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