Stuck starting up

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by timnthomas85, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. timnthomas85 macrumors newbie

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    Hey, everytime i try to start my 2011 macbook it gets stuck at this screen(see pic). Sometimes it just turns off afr a while stuck here. I have no clue, although the last time i used it i DID install a flash update. Not sure if that has anything to do with it. Anyway, im forty pages into a screenplay, i gotta get this thing back on, atleast long enough to get the file off.
     

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  2. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

    BeyondtheTech

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    Try resetting the NVRAM or SMC? Do a Google Search for your particular MacBook's required key combination and method.
     
  3. timnthomas85 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Im not familiar with this technique. What is it called?? What do i google?
     
  4. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    Possibly HDD? Hold CMD+R on startup to boot into OS X Utilities, and then try a repair through Disk Utility.

    Worst case scenario, you can replace the drive and read your old HDD through a USB SATA dock. All the data should still be accessible, even if the OS isn't bootable.
     

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