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Mac Laptop has black screen

I tried to reboot my Mac Laptop with the disk it came with, but, soon after It just went black. I could hear that it is on but the screen is black.

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  • Anonymous Oct 23, 2008

    Same problem on my 15'' MacBook Pro.
    Safe startup didn't help, any other suggestions?

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    Every time i turn my computer on it just keeps loading forever

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Try starting in safe mode, this usually bypasses the graphics drivers, which could be in a funky state:
To start up in safe mode

Shut down your computer and wait 10 seconds.
Press the power button.
Immediately after you hear the startup tone, hold down the Shift key.
You should press the Shift key as soon as possible after your hear the startup tone, but not before.
Release the Shift key when you see the gray Apple logo and progress indicator (spinning gear).

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Mac monitor goes black after start up


is it a separate external Monitor or is it Part of an iMac.
Press Power On Button to reboot. Then immediately hold down these keys.
Cmd, Option, P, R, Keys all held down together.
Keep them down and you should hear another restart sound
Keep the Keys down
You should hear another startup chimes.
Do this for three or four startup chimes then let the keys go.
This Resets the Parameter Ram and may reset the monitor parameters to clear the problem.
You can also boot with the Option key held down.
Choose the Recovery OS Drive from the screen menu.
It will reboot from an alternate very basic OS.
You can run Disk Utility from here to test HD etc.
But if this screen stays working then you have a problem with your OSX that is on your Macintosh Disk drive.
You could also keep the SHIFT key down after the startup chimes.
This is SAFE Mode
Keep it down till you see some movement on the screen.
It will take a lot longer to boot up and you will have limited capabilities. this may also fix some parameters and extensions in the background which may fix the problem.
Then ReBoot as Normal an see what happens.
If the above works then it shows black screen again which a normal boot then it would be a good idea to get an external Hard Drive for your Mac. Plug it in and use Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) to make a clone of your existing HD. This will be a complete bootable copy of everything on your HD.
Once the Clone Copy is done. Proove that it is Bootable and contains all your files. ReBoot with option Key Down to choose the new clone to boot from. If All OK then...
Next step would be to use Disk Utility to re format your Internal Hard Drive and re install a new clean updated version of your OSX back on to your internal Hard Drive.
Then reboot and follow prompts to "Migrate" original hard drive files & settings back to the new OSX.
Once Done....
Reboot to your new fixed clean Updated Mac Computer

Apple Make it so easy.... try this with windows... Yea! Right!

Good Luck
Trevor

Sep 05, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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After I rebooted MacBook screen went black why


Your question is not very clear.
ReBoot restarts the Mac which shuts the power off momentarily.
So... Black screen = power off

Aug 10, 2014 | Apple MacBook 13"White /2.0Ghz Intel Core2...

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Blank screen


Sounds like your screen went bad.
Close the lid, attach an external monitor, open lid and see if the screen appears on the monitor.

Resetting the PRAM may do the trick also:
You reset the PRAM by rebooting a Mac and then immediately hold down the Command+Option+P+R keys, you will then hear the Mac reboot sound again, signifying your PRAM has been reset. You must hit the key combination before the grey screen appears otherwise it won't work.

Happy New Year,
Kerry

Mar 16, 2014 | Apple MacBook Pro Notebook

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Tart up black screen and beeps


Sounds like your screen went bad.
Close the lid, attach an external monitor, open lid and see if the screen appears on the monitor.

Resetting the PRAM may do the trick also:
You reset the PRAM by rebooting a Mac and then immediately hold down the Command+Option+P+R keys, you will then hear the Mac reboot sound again, signifying your PRAM has been reset. You must hit the key combination before the grey screen appears otherwise it won't work.

Happy New Year,
Kerry

Mar 05, 2014 | Apple MacBook 13"White /2.0Ghz Intel Core2...

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My Mac laptop froze and I turned it off, and now it is BLANK


Thanks for contacting FixYa Support, I will be glad to assist.

Here are some 3 sets of troubleshooting steps you can try in order to work and resolve this issue:
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Procedure #1

Here are some steps you can try to resolve the issue:
• First, hold in your power button for approximately 10 seconds to do a hard shutdown.

• Once your Mac is shutdown, you will need to perform what is called a PRAM reset (Parameter RAM)
This should help with the freezing issue:

• Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command, Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously .

• Turn on the computer.
• Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys. You must press this key combination before the gray screen appears.

• Now, hold the keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for the third time.

• Release the keys and allow the Mac to start up.

If this does not work go to Procedure# 2

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Procedure # 2

Perform an SMC Reset (Have to provide you the link from Apple for this procedure, due to not having enough space to type this our for you.
Macbook SMC Reset Processes

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Procedure# 3
One final step I would recommend you try regardless, is to repair the folder and file permissions on your Macbook, which, do get damaged sometimes and can hinder the optimum performance of your Macbook using Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard or 10.6 Snow Leopard. This will require

font.f1 {font: 13.0px 'Myriad Pro'} -RUN DISK UTILITY WITH STARTUP DISK-
  1. Insert your Mac OS X Startup disk
  2. •Reboot your Mac
  3. •At the Apple Chime, press the C key and hold it until you see a White screen, gray Apple and eventually a Spinning gear.
  4. • Release the C key only after you see the Spinning gear.
  5. •Mac will boot from the startup disk to the Installer environment
  6. • From the Installer Menu bar, click Utilities > Disk Utility and open up Disk Utility application.
  7. • Click on on the hard drive at the top of the window in the left sidebar and
  8. • Select "Repair Disk"
  9. **Let Disk Utilities run this repair the disk until completion
  10. • At the end of this process, reboot your Macbook
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These are all helpful procedures used by many Apple techs and Mac users to help resolve system and application interrupts, as you have described.

I hope this will help resolve your issue so you can resume using your Macbook. Let me know if I can be of further assistance.
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Regards,

Mactechtrainer

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My laptop powers up but now it will frequently


This folder means your Mac can't find a "Startup Disk'. Try holding down the "option" key at startup.
If you see a drive, select it and click the arrow.
If you have an iBook or Powerbook try holding down the "X" key at startup.
If neither of these options work you may need to repair the disk. To do this do the following.
Turn on your mac, immediately after the tone press and hold the command + S keys until the computer shows a black screen with white text.

Once this is finished loading you'll be at a "command line"

Type the following exactly as shown, including spaces.

/sbin/fsck -fy

Now press the return key.

If any repairs were made, repeat entering the command and press return.

Do this until no repairs are made.

Now type the following exactly as shown.

reboot

And press return.

If your computer reboots and makes it to the login screen then congratulations. If not you can try this as well.

Start up your mac and BEFORE the grey screen appears press and hold the following keys at the same time.

command + option + p + r

hold these keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for the second time, then let go of the keys.

Other than that you may need to take it to someone to be repaired. hope this helps.

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