Mac stuck at grey screen! Please help!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by caspersoong, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. caspersoong macrumors 6502a

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    I noticed a weird problem earlier. When using my MacBook pro with a new 3 month old ssd, and syncing the music from my Mac to my iPod, at first all the music synced fine. The next time I synced, only 11 songs got synced over. So I restarted my mac, hoping to fix the problem. To my horror, my Mac booted up, got to the fray apple logo screen with the spinning wheel, then there was a bar at the bottom of the screen. After it went away, everytime I try to boot, the spinning wheel comes up, disappears, then my mouse cursor appears but I cannot move it. I have repaired the volume, it's permissions, failed to enter safe boot. I tried to reset the pram but only went into the recovery partition. Could you all please help me?
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Reinstall the OS and restore from a backup.

    Which SSD are you using? Are there any firmware updates available?
     
  3. caspersoong thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My most recent backup is a few days old. I am using a crucial m4 ssd 256 Gb with no firmware updates available. My OS is 10.8.whatever is the most recent. Should I attempt to bring this to an Apple Store to retrieve my most recent data with target disk mode? Thanks!
     
  4. caspersoong thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If I can boot into my recovery disk on my SSD, does that mean that my disk is essentially still ok, only the data is corrupted?
     
  5. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    OSX should give you the option to reinstall the OS without deleting your data. I think a clean install would be a better solution, but since you don't have a current backup this may work.

    Are you sure you have the most recent firmware for your Crucial M4? They released one at the end of September, version 010G I believe.
     
  6. caspersoong thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yep sorry it is not the most recent. Anyway thanks for your help! I reinstalled OS X and lost no data at all. However, there was a folder with files called damaged files, which I think should be the culprit. Will update the firmware ASAP. Thanks again!
     

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