Stuck starting up

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

  1. timnthomas85 macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2016
    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


    Jun 20, 2007
    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

    Jun 15, 2016
    Im not familiar with this technique. What is it called?? What do i google?
  4. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    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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