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Jun 1, 2014

When I start my Macbook Pro ´13 2013, the grey screen with the apple appears and loads but then it "falls asleep" and when i press a key the mac wakes up but there is a black screen with the cursor.

Things I've tried:

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-Verify Disks- But the hard disk appears to be fine
-Resetting SMC 

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