White Screen of Death.....Help!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dpsk, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. dpsk macrumors newbie

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    Currently my MBP (15" Retina bought in June 2012) getting this 'WHITE SCREEN' after idling for about 10mins or when re-open the lid. There is nothing on the screen except just 'WHITE' and NOT even the mouse pointer or cursor. :mad:

    NO respond on the keyboard so have to press & hold the switch-ON button to restart. Then only back to normal.......but after idling again then same WHITE-SCREEN.:mad:

    Does anyone experience this problem ? Appreciate your feedback....thanks
     
  2. PinoyAko macrumors 6502

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    What I would do is I will boot from my recovery Partition and will start backing up my files. I will then reformat my computer and see if it will fix the problem.
     
  3. dpsk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks PinoyAko.

    What would be the worst scenario should after re-formatting ?
    Trying to look ahead....
     
  4. PinoyAko macrumors 6502

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    Your data will be erased and gone and you will start from scratch (i.e you need to reinstall apps, restore your back up).

    I have a feeling that it is going to be fixed by a reformat.

    By the way, prior doing that. Did you upgrade your memory or hard drive recently?
     
  5. dpsk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the info. Much appreciated.
    No upgrade yet, just stock standard.
     
  6. hatersgonnahate macrumors 6502a

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    were you able to fix by reformatting?

    just got the white screen of death last night.:(
     
  7. sachin234000 macrumors newbie

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    Got the same issue after installing yosemite. SOLVED!

    After installing yosemite on my macbook pro retina, i got the same problem. The machine was having a problem with choosing boot-up disk.
    I removed yosemite but the problem was still there. So i reformatted my whole machine and now the problem is gone.
    Hope this helps. :)
     
  8. hatersgonnahate macrumors 6502a

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    any idea how to determine if it's harddrive problem or if it's the logic board?

    can't believe it broke after only three years of use.
     

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