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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by EstaVidaLoca, Nov 15, 2014.
It's been stuck like this for a while.
It's not dead, go to apple store for diagnostic.
Hold down the power button until it shuts down completely.
Now while holding CMD-R, press the power button once to start and keep CMD-R pressed until you get to OS X Utilities.
Choose Disk Utility and go to the First Aid tab. Press Repair Disk and then Repair Permissions.
Quit Disk Utility when it's finished and restart your Mac.
If that doesn't fix it, start your Mac the same way but this time choose Reinstall OS X.
It looks a bit reddish. My 2011 15" MBP was like this also. Is your's a 2011? If so, it might be Radeongate. If you keep trying to restart it, it might come back to life, but this will likely keep happening.
Thanks guys. I'm trying these options now.
I would try running Apple Hardware Test (if you have pre-June 2013 mac) or Apple Diagnostics (if you have a post-June 2013 mac).
I've gotten stuck in the boot a few times. Just kill it and start over. You also may want to repair the disk once in a while.
I tried both of those.
It says to just press "D" at start up for for both old and new Macs, but I found that for the older Mac I have I needed to press Option-D.
"D" worked fine for my Late 2013 rMBP though.
Just thought I'd mention it in case anyone else has a problem with the test on an older Mac.
Well I got it to come on and it comes every time I restart it. Now there's a damn loading bar every time it restarts. I'll run it for a few more days and if I get the pinkish screen again I guess I'll have to go beg Apple for a depot repair. I ran out and bought a terabyte external drive to back it up in case things get worse and I'm without it for a week or more.
The "damn loading bar" is normal. This is how it looks in Yosemite.
I never noticed it until this started happening.
The logic board failed. The good news is Apple waived the depot repair fee even though it was out of warranty. I'm thankful for that.
What year and size is your Macbook Pro?
Early 2011, 15"
Sell it. It will break again. Google radeongate
I am sick of sending my 15" 2011 Macbook Pro in for repair. Im getting my third logic board and if it fails again hopefully Apple will replace it with a mid 2014 Macbook Pro Retina.
have you tried hitting it?
So the replacement logic boards are failing too? I was hoping they couldn't fix mine and had to replace it.
Yes, they are basically putting defective refurbished logic boards into laptops that are in for repair.
I got it back from Apple. Everything is working fine so far. I just hope that if the replacement logic board fails it does so within 90 days.
In that case, push it as hard as you can. Do lots of stuff that taxes the GPU.