MBP ME294B/A won't boot.

mutts

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 18, 2010
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My 15 inch Macbook pro ME294B/A won't boot past the loading bar start screen, it just hangs at 2/3 progress.


Things i've tried.

- Installed new fans and thermal paste (I thought it was overheating).
- Tried new SSD.
- Tried install clean version of OSX but the install just hangs.
- Can get into disk utilities but can do much as machine hangs.
- Cleared PRAM/NVRAM.
- Tried to boot to external disk.

Any other options out there ??
 

cmaier

macrumors P6
Jul 25, 2007
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My 15 inch Macbook pro ME294B/A won't boot past the loading bar start screen, it just hangs at 2/3 progress.


Things i've tried.

- Installed new fans and thermal paste (I thought it was overheating).
- Tried new SSD.
- Tried install clean version of OSX but the install just hangs.
- Can get into disk utilities but can do much as machine hangs.
- Cleared PRAM/NVRAM.
- Tried to boot to external disk.

Any other options out there ??
May be bad ram.
 

AlanShutko

macrumors 6502a
Jun 2, 2008
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Reboot while holding down Command-V. That will start things up in verbose mode, which should hopefully give you some clues about what is happening when it gets stuck.
 

profcutter

macrumors 6502
Mar 28, 2019
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When you say it hangs, how long do you let it grind? Are we talking a minute, or an hour?
 

mutts

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 18, 2010
17
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It hangs 15-20 mins, that should be plenty of time ?
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I will try CMD+V
 
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