MacBook Pro :: Won't Restart/shutdown Black Screen & No Keyboard Backlight
My 2009 MBP would have problems shutting down or restarting. On a shutdown, it would appear to off, black screen and no lights, but if you tried pressing the power button nothing happened. I had to hold the power button to turn it completely, then press it again to startup.Restarts had the same behaviour, it would get to a black screen and I would have to hold the power button and then press it again to startup.I ended up taking this MBP back for another problem, and they replaced it with a 2011 MBP (since I had recurring logic board that failed a few times).Anyway, I swapped the SSD from my old mac into the new one, and I have the exact same behaviour!!Seems to be some corrupt settings or something. So I booted from a Mac installation disc, wiped my hard drive and reinstalled the OS, then I restored from Time Machine, and unticked the option to restore settings.I want to also add, that my backlit keyboard isn't working either.I tried resetting the SMC, but the power light on my charger didn't cycle orange/green, so I'm not sure if it worked. I tried multiple time, following Apple instructions.I also reset the PRAM, which did work.
MacBook Pro (17-inch, Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3), 16GB RAM, OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 240
MacBook Pro :: Won't Start / Black Screen / Keyboard Unresponsive?
I have a MacBook Pro from December 2007. Currently, when I push the power button to start it up, it makes the initial sound (although sometimes this initial sound is abbreviated, like it's cut off mid sound) but it never sounds the follow-up majestic-type chime. Also, the screen remains black, and the keyboard is unresponsive (The Caps doesn't light up, for instance). The light on the front comes on faintly, but does not blink as in sleep mode. And the fan comes on as well, again faintly, not as in overdrive.
And I'm assuming this next part is coincidental but I'll relay it anyway: The first hiccup with this was yesterday when, in sleep mode, I pushed the front release button to open the MCP and then immediately afterward accidentally closed it again. Upon opening it for the second time the screen remained black. I manually shut it down holding the power button. After two or three times of turning it on and off manually, the majestic chime thing finally sounded and it booted properly. It worked fine then throughout the rest of the day when I would come back to it until last night when it failed again.
Desktops :: Mac Pro Goes To A Black Screen When Idle And Won't Restart?
Recently my Mac Pro has been going to a black screen when idle for a while and I need to power off using the power button and restart. It's not set to ever go to sleep but if I use the sleep function under the Apple, it functions as it should, waking when I touch a key (although I don't let it sit for a while before I wake it). When it is in the black screen mode, it still is performing Time Machine backups.
MacBook Pro :: Won't Turn On Keyboard Backlight
I have a Macbook Pro (Newest gen.) and sometimes the keyboard backlight wont turn on. I suspect it to happen when I have had the Macbook on standby, but I don't know for sure if that is what does it.
Then i press the backlight-adjust buttons on the keyboard, this OSD-symbol turns up: http://peecee.dk/uploads/122010/Scre..._big_thumb.png
MacBook Pro :: A1286 Screen Backlight Won't Work
I own a macbook pro unibody A1286. I spilled some soda on it and I followed everything that you would do when a liquid spill happens. After a few days I turned on the macbook pro and I hear the charm and can see the screen with light on it. The back light had gone out on the unit. At first I thought It would be the screen, so I ordered a new screen and tried it out. With the new screen it is the same, the back light for the lcd wont turn on. Everything else on the macbook pro is functional except for the back light.
I even own a mini display port to HDMI adapter and hooked that up to my TV and it worked perfectly. The isight camera works, all the ports work, speakers work, optical drive works. Just the Back light on the LCD does not.
Mac Pro :: Won't Restart Or Shutdown Without Force
So my Mac Pro (2008, 2.8ghz quad core) won't restart or shut down. It powers up just fine and has no other issues. If I want to restart it, then my only option is to hold down the power button. Here's a console log any ideas where the problem is?
Snow Leopard :: Mac Pro Won't Shutdown Or Restart
my mac pro 8 core intermittently will not shut down or turn off. Happens about 20% time. When I tell it to shut down, the finder will quit, finder menu goes away, the dock will stay on the screen and the computer will not turn off. This happened right after I used bootcamp to install win 7 on a dedicated HHD. I was hoping upgrading to 10.6.3 will fix, but the problem still happens about 20% of times. I'm willing to re-format and re-install snow leopard if thats what it takes, but I'm hoping someone smart here can help me.
MacBook :: Won't Shutdown / Restart / Sleep Or Startup Properly
During start up I get the apple logo and everything boots although it takes forever, the apple logo goes away screen goes blue, and sometimes it loads to the login screen about 10 mins later, and sometimes it just sits there. - During restart, it shuts down makes all the appropriate sounds, screen goes dark, and all you hear is a residual humming from the inside under the keyboard, and then never restarts. (You have to force shutdown) - Same story as above with both shutdown, and sleep.
The only way to get it to load successfully is in safe mode, but even then it still wont do the above problem correctly, it just at least starts.
- Resetting the PRAM, Holding power button for 5 seconds until repeating flashes, I've tried reinstalling snow leopard 5 times, I've checked for updates, I've repaired disk permissions, I've repaired the disk, I've even tried stepping the OSX back down to 10.3(The original operating software for this MB)
MacBook Aluminum :: Backlight Keyboard Won't Letting To Turn It On
First mac for me, so maybe it's a newby question (I did search, though, and find nothing). Basically, the backlight keyboard won't let me turn it on. If I press the button on the keyboard, it'll display this image: [URL] I've tried this in both dark and light rooms and it's the same issue. Also tried with no programms running ot no avail. Only thing that occurs to me is temperature (both times CPU was at 65-70ļC, with fans at 2000 rpm). Prehpas at certain temperature the backlit keyboard won't work?
Information: Macbook Aluminium (Late 2008) Mac OS X (10.5.5)
MacBook :: Screen Won't Turn On / Backlight
I have a 2008 White body model Macbook with 2 gigs of ram and 2.1 core duo processor. My problem is that the screen won't turn on...when I start up my computer it lights up for a second, but turns off before the apple sign shows up. If I look really close I can see everything. Oddly enough, if I press the brightness button so to decrease the brightness to the very last bar and then hit the f2 button to turn up the brightness by one, the light will turn on for a few seconds, if i continually go back and forth, I can sort of use it enough to do something with it (thank god because I had all my work for school on it). I have included a link with this thread so you can see what I mean.
OS X :: Mac Won't Restart Or Shutdown
I just started having some problems with my late 2006 24" iMac and they're still happening after updating to 10.5.7. I think the problem centers around Front Row because Disk Utility reports disk permission errors related to Front Row. Repairing permissions is reported as successful but the problem still persists. For whatever reason Front Row stopped working the other day. Nothing (Command-Escape, Rowmote ln my iPod Touch, etc...) would get it to launch. I tried reinstalling Front Row and no dice.
Then yesterday I had an instance where my iMac wouldn't restart of shut down. I was forced to hold the power button down to fix it. It happened again today. I couldn't restart or shutdown but everything else seemed to work except Front Row and there was a spinning beachball when I moved the mouse cursor to the top right-hand corner of the screen (where some of the menu items are). Before forcing a reboot by pressing the power button this time I thought to check the Console. Here's what I saw, essentially repeating, over and over:.....................
OS X Leopard :: Mac Won't Restart - Shutdown / Resolve This?
It just hangs after my desktop icons/dock/etc have disappeared. I can still see my wallpaper, and I get the little timer wheel thingy spinning round (not the beach ball, the other one made of dots), but it just sits there. I've left it for hours, no change.
Information: iMac 20" (Early 2008), 2.4Ghz Intel, 2GB RAM Mac OS X (10.5.6) Apple wireless keyboard & mouse
MacBook Pro :: Won't Turn On - Screen Remains Black
When you press the power button to turn on the macbook, the light at the front comes on, and a quiet blowing noise (not sure how best to describe it, a fairly ordinary 'computer is running' type noise) is heard. Then, without doing anything to the computer, the light disappears, and the blowing noise stops. Then, again without doing anything, the light comes back, as does the sound. However, the screen never comes on, it remains black, and this last state will just keep going until you turn it off. Any ideas on how to sort this out?
MacBook Pro :: Won't Start / A Black Screen In A Loop
newest macbook pro won't start. it's the 13" model with a ssd and 4gb of ram. on regular startup, it just goes to a grey then blue screen with period spinning wheel. in verbose mode, it reads "login window application started" and then just goes to a black screen in a loop. tried to boot to a cd and install disk - both times get a kernel panic. hard drive seems okay. no clue what to do .
MacBook Pro :: Won't Use / Freeze With Black Screen During Calibration
Today I left my MBP on without the Power Adapter for calibration. Three hours later, when I arrived home, I found it with a black screen, unresponsive (didn't respond to any key or mouse movement whatsoever). No, the battery wasn't empty of charge, it still had half the charge! This is the second time this happens to me, I can't seem to think of a reason for this to happen.
I believe JDownloader was open, but not doing any downloads, but I'm not sure whether it was open or not, but besides it, nothing else was open.
MacBook Pro :: Intermittently Won't Start - Black Screen?
I have a MacBook Pro 2.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, running Tiger 10.4.11. It has an issue where it takes a LOT of tries (10 - 20 tries) to get it to start up. When I hit the power button, it will turn on, the hard drive spins, the fans go, the usb ports work (I had a laptop cooler hooked up to it that would spin when I turned the computer power on), BUT the screen stays black, no chime. If I keep trying, by holding the power button down for 10 seconds and then hitting it again, it will usually start up on the 10th or 15th or so try.
I've tried varying amounts of time between tries, five minutes, ten minutes, overnight, etc. I haven't done any recent software or hardware updates. Once the computer starts up, it works just fine, aside from running quite hot (typically 60+ sometimes up to 80+C when I'm running photoshop or illustrator).
MacBook Pro :: Freezes On Bootcamp - Won't Boot Up At All - Black Screen
I was having a problem connecting to a drive this morning so I rebooted with the drive attached via firewire to see if the computer would find the find the drive as it boots up, not only did the macbookpro freeze on boot up but now it won't boot up at all, the light comes on but all I get is a black screen.how to get it working again?
MacBook Pro :: Won't Work With Frozen Screen / Turns Black
my MBP is really screwing up these days. Basically the best way I can describe it is that randomly once in awhile (no matter what I'm doing, usually surfing the net) the screen flickers a few times, then most of it turns black (except usually for a small part on top that stays on whatever it was displaying before). The section between the part that stayed the same and the bottom is sort of "multicolored".
The computer does not respond to anything except holding the power button down for 5 seconds until it shuts off. If I try to adjust brightness or sound level, nothing happens. Anyway, I took it in to apple and they claimed it was the motherboard, so they replaced it. But today I had the problem again! What else could it even be? Any chance its the RAM/screen/hard drive?
I'm pretty sure it's a dead logic board and possibly a dead hard drive, which I really, really, really hope not as I don't have backups of everything on the drive. I just upgraded to Leopard this past week and did a clean install so not all of my stuff is setup yet.
Power adapter and battery are inserted. All 3rd party peripherals and RAM have been removed.
MacBook does not chime at boot. The screen flickers, but stays black. If I hold down the power button then try to let it boot the light on the front right flashes constantly (like when it's sleeping but a faster pace), like a turn signal on a car. I can hear the cd-rom drive whining but everything else is dead silent.
I've done everything here with the exception of calling Apple.[URL]
I've also tried FW Target Disk Mode, but the MacBook drive does not show up.
I've done everything I can think of and I'm out of ideas at this point.
Additionally, there's a cd-rom (Tiger Restore CD) stuck in the drive. Holding down the mouse button during restart does not eject this CD. Where is the force eject button (I see no pinhole)?
I have business documents, emails, etc. that I HAVE TO get off this hard drive. How can I do it? I don't have a 2.5" drive enclosure but if that will solve the situation I will pick one up asap.
OS X :: Early 2008 MacBook Pro Won't Boot The Screen Remains Black?
I have a problem: when I restart my Early 2008 MacBook Pro there is no "chime" and the screen remains black. The keyboard doesn't light up or respond to any input, and worse still, the "lid button" light on the front of the notebook remains illuminated, it doesn't blink, it just stays on, shining in my face. I loaded a CD into the optical drive to see if I could use the keyboard to eject it, but this test failed. Now, when I turn on my MBP, I hear the optical drive spinning and the quiet whirr of the fan inside.
I looked on Apple's support website about what to do when a Mac refuses to boot. I tried all of the methods they listed, but since my Mac doesn't respond to keyboard input, all of the techniques failed. Having exhausted everything I could think of, I decided to post here hoping someone could suggest something. I was just on the verge of completing my portfolio website and I would like to salvage my data at least.
MacBook Aluminum :: Keyboard Isn't Illuminated / Won't Work With Keyboard And Screen
bought a macbook; upon the bit of assistance spent with me re set up, interrupted by other store matters, etc; discovered half inch by half inch 'scratch' on outside of top... store put harddrive in another case, and handed it to me in the box and told me it's a new case. trusted that but got home and there was a black slight 'scratch' about 1 inch by half inch. whatever... we bought a cover the next day. then realized the keyboard did not illuminate although we were told it included this feature. don't know what to do about that. keep getting different answers by different kids at apple store. my one on ones thus far have not been an hour and much of the time FIXING what had been done by previous one on one staff. not fair either. today's one on one involved a kid picking his zits while also typing on my keyboard and touching the screen, ('it's okay b/c i'm using the back of my fingernail' he said when i mentioned i thought the screen wasn't really supposed to be touched). well, at night when i use my new macbook i'm annoyed that the keyboard doesn't illuminate ... don't want to awaken spouse and that was one feature in deciding to purchase the macbook; and now i also need to know how to disinfect the keyboard and screen of this kids puss. haven't been given box of one on one books the apple tour told me i'd receive, to keep notes, etc. i was told they don't give them out b/c all the information is available in the macbook itself therefore they don't even have any. that's not what yesterday's apple email showed in their 'tour'. also told today that the one on ones aren't really an hour but 50 minutes. and 15 minutes of that are spent trying to 'fix' what previous one on one person did the previous week. this has happened several times. today the kid picking his zits couldn't tell me how to create my own stationary for emails other than what are offered which include banners, borders and spaces to place pictures and that i'd have to spend $20.00 on a package of stationary; i inquired why it was so easy on windows and he said he didn't know, he hadn't used windows in seven years, yet why did he have to ask another apple person where the microphone is on the macbook??? i'm not feeling very good about what others may view as minor matters but why not the illuminated keyboard, why did last weeks one on one create appt for me specifically with him and i then received an email that my schedued appt would be with someone else and last weeks person began working with another person who entered store after me. that's okay b/c he's the person that today's one on one had to spend 15 minutes fixing a gmail acct last weeks person set up as a pop instead of an imap which created daily bounced back emais to me. i have experienced no consistency ... different answers by different store help, and am wondering if i should have just saved a few bucks on a windows... but store manager told me waiting for windows 7 was a 'moronic' idea when i went into store to make an accessory purchase for my iphone. and ended up walking out after spending about $1500,00 on the macbook, time capsule, cables and other accessories. 'b/c netgear isn't very good with a mac' we were told. so i have no illuminated keyboard.
OS X :: Screen Went Black - Backlight Still On
I was using firefox today (all I had open was facebook and gmail) and iCal was open in another space. All of the sudden my macbook screen went black, but the backlight was still on and the music was playing. I hit the space bar a few times and moved around the mouse and the screen came on for a second or 2, but then went black again. It wouldn't come back, so I had to hold down the power button. When it restarted, everything was normal, except that now the fan is going fast and loud, and my computer is getting hot with only firefox open to macrumors.
IMac Intel :: The Screen Went Black And Can't Restart
I just was working on my computer (Imac intel duo) and my screen went suddently black. I restarted the computer and it seems to work fine. So i go on to firefox and the same thing happenned again. Now if i try to restart is not going anymore. The light is flickering realy bright.
Information: Imac 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Mac Pro :: ITunes Causes Gray Screen On Shutdown / Restart
I recently noticed that when I shutdown/restart my MBP, i get stuck in a gray screen with spining wheel. I can't remember if and what i instaled, but I know that this problem happens when I open up ITunes and keep showing up even when I close/force quit manually ITunes.
Searching previous topics on this and other forums shows a relatively large number of folks with symptom #1, few with symptom #2, all with previous gen MBPs. In any case, I couldn't find an example of someone resolving it (other than sending to Apple).
Information: MacBook Pro 17" Unibody Mac OS X (10.5.6)
MacBook :: Black Screen - Programs Won't Work After Reinstall?
My ibook screen has been spontaneously and arbitrarily going black. I reinstalled the operating system and now Safari crashes every time I try to open it. Several other programs will not open including adobe and iTunes now says "You cannot use the application iTunes with this version of Mac OS" I also noticed that about this mac now says I'm running 10.4.2. when I had 10.4.11. I was prompted to install some updates a few hours after the reinstall. The screen is still randomly going black after the reinstall.
Mac Pro :: 2009 Won't Start, No Chime, Black Screen
I am having a problem with my 2009 Mac Pro. It fails to boot. There is no chime and the screen wont turn on;stays black. It wont boot off of the system dvd and I even tried installing an HD that has a good version of the the OS on it. I also tried booting from the DVD with no installed drives to rule out one of the internal drives doing someothing funky. Nothing happens at all, the HD or DVD will spin for a moment and then all is dead.
#1 - Putting the laptop to sleep. I put the laptop to sleep and put it in the bag and at some point it wakes back up. If I don't remove it during the day by that afternoon/evening when I go to remove it the battery is at 0% and it's fully discharged. One day I took it out a couple hours in and the fan was blowing like mad like it had been running for a while, when I opened the lid I had a black screen and it was frozen. Disabled waked for network access but it was no help.
#2 - When the laptop goes in standby and I open it back up I get a beach ball forever - I've tried to let it go for upwards of 30 minutes and it never unfreezes, but I can move the mouse around. I ended up telling the laptop not to standby when it was plugged in to a power source otherwise I ended up always losing work.
MacBook Aluminum :: Black Screen After Sleep - No Bluetooth On Forced Restart
Every time I put my Aluminum MacBook 2.4ghz 4gb ram to sleep for more than a few minutes I find its screen black and the flashing sleep light out. On forced reboot the bluetooth icon is gone (not just "not available") The only way to restore it is to perform an battery out reset. This started two days ago. Before that, the problem would occur perhaps once a week. Now it's every time I put it to sleep.