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Try the standard start the laptop holding option and command and p and r (and hear that boot sound twice or three times; note that it gets louder)--this clears any info the laptop might be holding onto, like "I'm suspended with a blank screen". You can also unscrew the bottom plate and disconnect the battery, hit the power button to clear any residual power, reconnect the battery and screw back the plate (or maybe you just have a battery door to simplify!); then, maybe it boots, but I suspect...

...you screen is bad (since your hear the boot sound); to test: assuming your TV has an HDMI port, get a miniDP to HDMI cable (e.g. under $15 via Amazon slash dp slash B00APLKGA8); then physically connect, then change the input on your TV and hope there's a picture (e.g. your desktop background)--if you can't see anything, unplug and replug the thunderbolt/miniDP connector (or borrow any good laptop and verify you can see it on your TV)...

Assuming it's out of warranty (otherwise, you should be at the store already!), so pay $ to your nearest Apple store, or (for the brave) buy the part (hoping LCD panel; i.e. your TV saw a signal), and see repair guides via ifixit dot com (just note the super fine print on the bottom of your laptop; you'll need your Model No; A1286 or to do some searching).

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SOURCE: what courses the hard drive to file on a mac book pro laptop.

Hi Stephanie
This is one of those questions that's virtually impossible to answer, it could be anything.
Your best option is to take to a mac specialist (the dealer where you bought it) or to an Apple Store if you have one near by.
It may not need a new hard drive, it may just be corrupted and need sorting out. On the other hand it could have failed mechanically and will need to be replaced - check your warranty. There have been a number of reports of HDs failing in some models and Apple have replaced them free of charge as there was a manufacturing fault at the HD factory that didn't come to light until the drives had been running for about a year.
You have been using Time Machine to back up your work haven't you?

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SOURCE: WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR MAC BOOK PRO FROZEN AT THE START UP SCREEN

Get your Mac OS DVD out, restart the machine with the disk in your optical drive, and after you hear the famous mac chime, press and hold the C key while it starts. When you reach the install window, don't install but rather open the Disk Utilities App and run a verify of your hard disk, also repair permissions. Then restart as normal. This should get you back to operation.

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The grey screen is the bios of your laptop is booting, this is freezing for some reason.
Do 3 things.
Try holding power button down for longer at least 10-20 seconds.
do a PRAM reset, apple symbol, alt P & R keys all held on boot up.
Do a smc reset.

  1. Shut down the computer.
  2. Disconnect the MagSafe power adapter from the computer, if it's connected.
  3. Remove the battery.
  4. Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds.
  5. Release the power button.
  6. Reconnect the battery and MagSafe power adapter.
  7. Press the power button to turn on the computer.


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Posted on Feb 15, 2011

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SOURCE: Lost install disk for Mac book pro My 13" Mac book

You will need some install disks to even begin working on your issue.
Your options:

  • Find someone with the same model MacBook Pro and borrow the disks.
  • Buy a copy of Leopard (10.5) or Snow Leopard (10.6) and use them. If you are going to buy a set you might as well update to Snow Leopard (10.6)
  • Check eBay for install disks but make sure they are for the same model MacBook Pro.
  • Contact an Apple service center and purchase a replacement set of install disks.
Once you have a install CD, I would recommend backing up your system by making a disk image of the hard drive to an external drive. Then doing a clean install and then using the Migration Assistant to restore your user files to the clean install on your hard drive.

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