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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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ReBoot restarts the Mac which shuts the power off momentarily.
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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.

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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.

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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:
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If the start up sound plays and the hard drive sounds normal try connecting the computer to an external monitor. If the external monitor shows the desktop just fine then the cable connecting the laptop to its screen is probably going bad.

If the computer will not boot at all try zapping the PRAM by
  1. Pressing the power button and then command-option-p-r before the gray screen comes up.
  2. Hold those keys down until you hear the startup chime.
  3. Let go of the keys and let the Mac reboot.
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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.
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  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
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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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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.

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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.

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