Yosemite error = MacBook brick?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by CalvinWatterson, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. CalvinWatterson macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2014
    Hi everybody,

    I installed Yosemite in my MacBook Pro mid2010 (upgraded to 8GBs and SSD) and it worked for the first boot. Then I activated FileVault and half an hour later the laptop freezed (during encryption progress)

    Now my Mac only boots to a white screen, no Apple logo. Inserting a bootable media (DVD or pendrive) and pressing Alt won't make a difference, only the white screen.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. I fear my laptop passed away...
  2. Manic Harmonic macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2011
    What happens if you remove the internal drive and try to boot from either another one or some other bootable media?
  3. CalvinWatterson thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2014
    I'll try tomorrow, now it's 3:00am in my country...

    Already tried reseting PRAM, SMC, Command+R, Alt, and still the same. By the way, the chime sounds ok. PRAM reset worked itself, the bright and volume raised to the max
  4. Bamxcore macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2014
    Did you resolve this ?

    Mines's exactly the same and nothing seems to work.
  5. Orlandoech macrumors 68040


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT

    Not even installing another HDD with 10.9?
  6. laurihoefs macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2013
  7. Aagaard2703 macrumors member


    Oct 2, 2013
    Something like that happened to me

    Something like that happened to me - Went to recovery mode got into the Terminal and copied all my directories to an USB... Luckily! And installed Mavericks ;-)
  8. Bamxcore macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2014
    It's a macbook air so another hard drive isn't going to be cheap.

    I've tried all forms of recovery to no aveil. My last option is to order a pentelobe screwdrive and take the hard drive out to force it to boot from a USB.

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