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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ripcrod, May 18, 2014.
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.
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?
did the repair and permissions but still see "Safe boot"
Try reloading the OS but the hard drive may be failing.
Verify Disk says no errors. Do you think HDD might be an issue?
Could be! First try reinstalling OS X without wiping the drive.
The steps are the same for OS X 10.7+.
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.
Possible but not likely.
Try running "sudo nvram -d boot-args" from Terminal.
Ran the command, rebooted and still it boots to "safe boot"
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
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?
It's a 13 inch Late 2011 model. Is it possible to find real reason?
Run the Apple Hardware Test?
That might confirm something.
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.
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.
Great way to test! Very good advice right here!
another point is that this started on after installing 10.9.3 update
I have been looking and found many users have complained about the same
Perhaps a fresh install would resolve this issue.
did that too now .Still boots to safe boot.anyideas?
Have you verified that your left shift key (on your damaged internal keyboard) is not stuck?
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