Macbook pro (late 2011) boot problems

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by H-P., Jun 26, 2016.

  1. H-P. macrumors newbie

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    Aug 24, 2015
    #1
    Hello everybody,

    Last night my Google Chrome seemed to crash. After a restart my macbook pro (late 2011) didn't boot all the way up. I get the chime and progress bar, but eventually get a grey screen (of death?). I tried the following:

    – Hardware test (command -d)
    – Verbose
    – Single user-mode
    – Safe mode
    – Pram reset
    – Recovery mode
    – Boot manager

    Nothing worked except the boot manager holding the option/alt key. Booting the Bootcamp partition did result in a similar (black) screen. The strange thing is that every time I boot my mac partition after trying the bootcamp partition it actually boots up all the way! I'm typing this message from my macbook pro.

    Problem is that a restart still result in a grey screen. I suspect a problem with the partitioning or Bootcamp, but can you help me please and give my any advice?!

    Thanks in advance!

    HP
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G4

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    #2
    What size is your screen?
    This is important information.

    If it's 15" or 17", take it to a brick-n-mortar Apple store right away.
    You may be experiencing "RadeonGate".
    There is a FREE motherboard replacement program for this.
    You MAY qualify for it.
     
  3. H-P. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2015
    #3
    Thanks for the reply! It's a 15" macbook pro and I just got it back from a free motherboard replacement. Already the second replacement, but I'm happy it works again.
     

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