Spinning Wheel Black Screen Startup from sleep

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macbookeire, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. macbookeire macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2012
    Really frustrated with this...on occasions when I "awake" my MacBook Pro (2011 with OS Lion) from idle state a black screen comes up with the spinning wheel. Its not possible at all to get rid of it without holding down the power button. Its an absolute inconvenience.

    This doesn't happen all of the time but has me worried.

    I've noticed that while the black screen is there and if I use gestures on the trackpad, so for example to move the view to dashboard I can see everthing I was looking at behind the black screen but as soon as I remove my hand from the trackpad the screen returns black with the spinning wheel!!

    Any ideas please!!???
  2. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2006
    Have you tried the normal steps such as repairing permissions, resetting PRAM?
  3. macbookeire thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2012
    Have repaired permissions, no difference! Not sure what you mean by PRAM?
  4. Brogs17 macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2013
    Have you figured out what to do because I am having that problem right now.
  5. johnnnw macrumors 65816


    Feb 7, 2013
  6. archerarchiearchiearcher macrumors newbie


    Oct 30, 2016
    someone please help... Im having the exact same problem
  7. melliemel macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2017
    --- Post Merged, Mar 17, 2017 ---
    This worked for me: holding down command, option, esc and the power button (you may need an extra friends hand to help) until it turned off. Doing each separately doesn't work.

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