Grey screen - won't go away

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by muaythai, May 13, 2012.

  1. muaythai macrumors member

    Aug 3, 2009
    My MacBook Pro (10.7.3) gets stuck in grey screen after restart. To get it to boot, at the very least, I have to run disk utitlities and repair permissions. Today I had to restore from time machine to get it past the grey screen. I'm afraid to restart the machine now and I won't unless I really have to.

    Normally I'd just take my sick mac to the Apple store but the country I'm in doesn't have an Apple store. I need to make it through this month before I return to the US.

    Would putting on a fresh version of Lion help things at all? What other troubleshooting steps should I consider, if any?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  3. Baytriple macrumors 6502

    Apr 3, 2012
    If it happens again. Make sure you remove anything connected to the comp. like USB drives. My machine does this sometimes.
  4. muaythai thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 3, 2009
    Thanks for the links- I'll check 'em out. I think it may be a dying hard drive as it's started to make those telltale grinding noises :(

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