macbook pro won't boot after upgrade

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rhaynes74, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. rhaynes74 macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2010
    Hi - this morning my macbook pro attempted to apply the latest os x upgrades as well as the latest itunes upgrade. Something went wrong and I was left with a blue screen for a couple of hours. I rebooted but nothing - just a spinning icon on the gray screen. I attempted to boot into safe mode no luck.

    I have some older install discs - 10.5.6 - it is safe to use those to try to resuscitate the system?

  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Have you tried any of these steps?

    Btw, what exact update are you referring to, as Mac OS X 10.6.5 just came out, but you talk about having 10.5.6 DVDs, which is strange, as you must have a 10.6 DVD somewhere, otherwise you wouldn't have been able to update to 10.6.5, unless you mean a totally different update.

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  3. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040


    Jan 25, 2009
    Try booting into Safe Mode by holding down the Shift key while starting up. If it will complete booting into Safe Mode, then you can shut it down and it should start up as normal.

    This Apple Doc explains what it is:

    :apple: Mac OS X: What is Safe Boot, Safe Mode?

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