OK so let me do my best to explain this. Are used to fix MacBook pros, so I am familiar with most of the tricks. I’ve tried pretty much everything. So here’s the situation. Yesterday while I was on the computer, it suddenly shut down. Then I was on able to start it up. Eventually it began to start up without an issue, but it shut down again. Then when I decided to try to start it up again, I was met with a black screen though I could hear the fans running. By unplugging the battery and plugging it back in, I was able to get the Computer to start up again by pressing the power button. I got all the way to my regular desktop, but then when I shut down or restart it it would restart with the black screen of death, even though I heard the fans running. What I’ve tried: Unplugging and replug getting in the SDD/battery. Resetting the PRAM. Resetting SMC. Booting from USB Booting from external HD Internet recovery mode Holding command/R during startup. Booting from recovery partition (one is not available) Pretty much everything in this list, once it inevitably got to the boot screen w the apple logo, once the progress bar reached 50%, it would **** down and return to the black screen of death. In the beginning I was able to reach the desktop, and when I did I repaired the disk with disk utility/first aid. Currently, I am not even able to reach the desktop. When I AM able to avoid the black screen of death and get to the login screen, once progress bar reaches 75%, it restarts back to the black screen of death. I’m not sure exactly what year my MBP is, I believe it is early 2011. It has the ram built into the motherboard and a battery that cannot be removed unless you remove the glue underneath it. Any ideas as to what the issue might be? I thought it might be the SDD, but then was unable to boot from disk, so now I’m not sure.