Grey screen - won't go away

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

  1. muaythai macrumors member

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    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?
     
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  3. Baytriple macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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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