Help! My MBP won't boot up - stuck at gray screen!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SuperKerem, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. SuperKerem macrumors 6502a


    Oct 29, 2012
    United Kingdom
    Well, a few days ago I noticed that sometimes it would get stuck at the white/gray boot screen and wouldn't boot up. So I just shut it down and booted it up again and it would boot fine. But now, no matter how many times I try, it won't boot up! I tried resetting pram etc., repairing permissions, repairing disk, even reinstalling OS X ML using the recovery partition!
    This is exactly what happens when I try to boot it up:
    Normal apple screen with spinning wheel
    Then spinning wheel goes away, just the apple logo
    Then the spinning wheel appears again
    The spinning wheel goes darker for some reason
    The spinning wheel freezes
    The spinning wheel looks like a frozen black sunflower of some sort
    And it is stuck there

    However, my Bootcamp partition still works fine.

    What's going on with my MacBook Pro (late 2011, dual 2.8 i7)

    Thanks in advance
  2. Chuck-Norris macrumors 6502a

    Sep 17, 2012
    wipe it and restore

    or take it to the apples tore.

    we cant really do anything here for you LOL
  3. 196josue macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2010
    Try booting to safe mode. Hold shift key on boot. Sometimes that may fix the issue.
  4. zaazu48 macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2014
    I have same problem.... it refuse to boot to safe mode as am begining to think it is not working
  5. simon48 macrumors 65816


    Sep 1, 2010
    Try verbose mode (cmd + V on boot) and see if you can tell what it's hanging on.

    No need to jump to extremes if you can't think of anything, especially in a situation where there's clearly other options left.

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