MBP 2011 model always boots in safe boot


Altemose

macrumors G3
Mar 26, 2013
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Elkton, Maryland
Any idea how I could do a normal boot?
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.
 

Ripcrod

macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 3, 2013
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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.
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?
 

Barney63

macrumors 6502a
Jan 9, 2014
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Bolton, UK.
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.


Barney
 

Ripcrod

macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 3, 2013
109
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Try doing a reinstall. Your files shouldn't be affected. Just follow the steps in the link I gave earlier.
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
 

Altemose

macrumors G3
Mar 26, 2013
9,089
444
Elkton, Maryland
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
Radeongate may have hit your MBP.
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?
 

Ripcrod

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Original poster
Oct 3, 2013
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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?
It's a 13 inch Late 2011 model. Is it possible to find real reason?
 

niteflyr

macrumors 6502a
Nov 29, 2011
910
136
Southern Cal
Now I use an USB keyboard to use my MAC. Do you think sticky or not working keyboard could be the problem?
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.
 

Fishrrman

macrumors P6
Feb 20, 2009
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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.
 

Ripcrod

macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 3, 2013
109
2
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