MBP 2011 model always boots in safe boot

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  1. Ripcrod macrumors regular

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  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    First make sure you are not pressing any keys at boot! Then boot to Recovery Mode by holding CMD R and go to Utilities at the top and choose "Disk Utility".

    Then select your hard drive (usually called Macintosh HD) and choose Repair Disk and Repair Permissions.
     
  3. Ripcrod thread starter macrumors regular

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    well. First this happened. http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1731283

    Now I use an USB keyboard to use my MAC. Do you think sticky or not working keyboard could be the problem?
     
  4. Ripcrod thread starter macrumors regular

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    did the repair and permissions but still see "Safe boot"
     
  5. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Try reloading the OS but the hard drive may be failing.
     
  6. Ripcrod thread starter macrumors regular

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    Verify Disk says no errors. Do you think HDD might be an issue?
     
  7. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Could be! First try reinstalling OS X without wiping the drive.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/PH10763

    The steps are the same for OS X 10.7+.
     
  8. Barney63 macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe the key combination for safe mode is stuck on your internal keyboard.
    I would think that the OS looks at that before your USB keyboard.


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    Possible but not likely.
     
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    Try running "sudo nvram -d boot-args" from Terminal.
     
  11. Ripcrod thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ran the command, rebooted and still it boots to "safe boot"
     
  12. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Try doing a reinstall. Your files shouldn't be affected. Just follow the steps in the link I gave earlier.
     
  13. Ripcrod thread starter macrumors regular

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    Did a reinstall and still boots into "Safe boot" mode. Any idea?

    Also I have activated the "OSX Beta seed" (public) on this MBP. Could that be causing any problem?

    Are there any other options left for me to try?

    thanks guys for your help
     
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    Radeongate may have hit your MBP.
     
  15. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Try a new hard drive. But the graphics card failure that was common on 2011 models may of struck your machine. Is this a 13", 15", or 17" MacBook Pro?
     
  16. Ripcrod thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's a 13 inch Late 2011 model. Is it possible to find real reason?
     
  17. Quackers macrumors 6502a

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    Run the Apple Hardware Test?
    That might confirm something.
     
  18. niteflyr macrumors 6502a

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    Unplug USB keyboard and try to boot. Then plug it back in if it boots. And/or try a different USB keyboard. I think the left shift key is the safe mode boot key. It might be stuck.
     
  19. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    Do you still have the problem when you boot from an EXTERNAL drive?

    That is, a drive OTHER THAN the internal drive that is giving you problems?

    If you don't have an external bootable drive, perhaps it's time to create one.
     
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    Great way to test! Very good advice right here!
     
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  22. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Perhaps a fresh install would resolve this issue.
     
  23. Ripcrod thread starter macrumors regular

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    did that too now .Still boots to safe boot.anyideas?
     
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    Have you verified that your left shift key (on your damaged internal keyboard) is not stuck?
     
  25. Ripcrod thread starter macrumors regular

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    Took the MBP to the Apple Store today. The guy at Genius bar said that with his initial diagnostics keyboard might be an issue and would cost 153 Euros to replace :(

    They will analyse and let me know

    Many thanks guys for all of your suggestions
     

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