MacBook :: Fails To Start Only Shows A Grey Screen With Folder?

Apr 16, 2012

Macbook fails to start only shows a Grey screen with folder

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MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: At Start Up Computer Shows Grey Apple Screen And Then Goes Blank?

Dec 11, 2014

At start up, my computer shows grey apple screen and then goes blank. Why?

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MacBook Pro, iOS 8.1.2

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MacBook :: Shows Grey Screen And Question Mark Folder On Startup - OS X (10.6.4)

Sep 3, 2014

Have tried different things that have been suggested....reboot PRAM holding down option command P R etc but nothing yet has worked. Don't have installation disk as MacBook is 9 years old so must've thrown disk out years ago.

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MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.4)

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MacBook Pro :: Shows The White/grey Screen For A Couple Seconds?

May 5, 2012

When I boot up my MacBook Pro (Unibody 17" 2011 model), it maks the CD noise, chimes the apple chime, then shows a grey/white screen. normally, this would progress to a grey screen with the apple logo on it, followed by the login screen, however in my case, the computer seems to just shut down. the fans keep running, so i know it isn't powering down completely. i can't change the volume/etc. after the computer has done this, so i'm assuming it isn't a display issue (also the display flashes white). does anybody know what this sequence of events is a symptom of? i'd really like to get my computer working again.

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MacBook
Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.1)

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MacBook Pro :: Can't Start Up Beyond The Grey Start Up Screen

Aug 23, 2014

Macbook Pro can't start up beyond the grey start up screen. There's a spinning wheel and bar that moves to 1/4 before Macbook Pro shuts down automatically.

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MacBook Pro

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MacBook Pro :: Grey Screen When Start Up?

Feb 1, 2012

I just got my macbook pro today. Turned it on, did an update and know I get a gret screen with the apple logo in the middle,

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MacBook
Pro

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MacBook Pro :: Grey Screen On Start Up

Apr 1, 2012

I update Itunes and safari software and now when I start up the Macbook i get a grey screen.I have rebooted but the computer won't turn on.

Info:MacBookPro, iOS 5.0.1

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MacBook Pro :: Won't Start Up After Grey Screen?

Dec 4, 2014

i Was surfing the Internet and all of the sudden my computer turned blue. I closed the screen to 'refresh' it and when I opened it back up some of the pixels seemed to be missing and then it started beeping at me in increments of 3. I **** it down and tried to restart it. when the screen booted up it still seemed to me that the pixels were screwed up. I've managed to get past the blinking image of the earth, however after that disappears a grey screen comes up for about a minute or two and then the entire computer shuts down. This is in the middle of my finals and I cannot lose any of my work!

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 2011

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MacBook Pro :: Just Gets Stuck At Grey Start Up Screen?

May 4, 2012

my macbook pro just gets stuck at grey startup screen

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MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010)

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MacBook :: Won't Get Past The Grey Start Up Screen

May 24, 2012

I purchased my Macbook in 2008, roughly July.

My fiance unknowingly shut down my macbook in the middle of start up. Before that it was running perfectly fine, I had no issues. After my fiance stopped the start up, the macbook won't turn on. It'll load up to the grey loading screen (example here)... It doesn't make much noise as it starts up either. I have all original discs that came with the macbook, if that helps any. 

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MacBook

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MacBook Pro :: Won't Go Past Grey Start Up Screen

Sep 9, 2014

Went to turn on my Mac book pro 2011 or 2012 and it went to the grey loading screen with an apple, spinning gear and a loading bar. Once the loading bar completes my Mac book just turns off.  It just keeps doing this, I tried to do a safe boot, but once it was done that it turned off and continues to do this circle of grey screen loading than turning off.

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MacBook Pro

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PowerPC :: G4 Shows Grey Screen - Not Boot From CD Either

Jun 8, 2009

It makes the startup chime, and I've tried resetting the PRAM and PMU and none of it works. Apple store said they thought it was hard drive failure, but I doubt it because it won't boot from CD either. Do you think it's logic board failure?

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MacBook Pro :: Won't Start - Sit At Grey Screen With Spinning Gear

Nov 13, 2010

My MacBook Pro (The oldest one, I believe) won't start. After OS X 10.6.5, it will sit at the grey screen with the spinning gear. Safe boot does the same. Verbose mode shows it stuck at "vmnet: netif-vmnet8: Adding protocol 2." I can boot off the install CD and single user mode

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MacBook Pro :: Grey Screen At Start Up Or Resuming From Standby

Feb 17, 2012

New Macbook pro sometimes displays a grey screen on switch on or resurning from standby, which I erase using the trackpad in order to get to the login screen. The same thing happened to the first laptop which I only purchased last November 2011.Last machine eventually slowed right down. Apple genius people say they have never heard of this or seen it.

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), this is my second laptop in 3 mths

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MacBook :: Unable To Start Video Chat / Screen Goes Grey

Jan 16, 2009

Can you guys figure out this problem? Whenever i start a video chat my screen goes grey as seen below.
Does anyone also have this problem? Ihave the new Macbook (alum)

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MacBook :: Grey Screen With Flashing Question Mark At Start Up?

Mar 29, 2012

My computer started getting really slow all of the time and then it froze with the spinning rainbow. Normally if I simply press and hold the power button to restart it, the computer is fine. This time when I turned t back of I got a grey screen with the flashing question mark.

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MacBook

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MacBook Air :: Chime Then Grey Screen / No Apple - Start Up Commands Don't Do Anything

Dec 5, 2014

I have a Macbook Air.  I thought I had lost it, so I erased it from Find My Iphone.  Then of course I found it, my computer was completely erased.  When I started my computer I hear the chime, but then a blank grey screen (no apple).  I have tried every start up command and reset.  I have tried Command R, Option, with and without connecting an Toshiba hard drive that has my computer backed up. I have tried disconnecting everything more my computer. I'm not using an external keyboard. 

Again, when I try command R, option, command n, D,T, the shift button, etc. nothing really happens the screen is still grey.

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OS X :: Macbook Won't Start Up, But It Shows Blank Screen?

Mar 16, 2009

my macbook was almost dead on power when I shut it down. I couldn't charge it because I was on a plane. Anyway, I plugged it in recently and tried starting it up, it makes the start up sound but won't get passed a blank white screen. Is there anyway to fix this? I've heard reinstalling the startup cd might work, but will I lose my files on it? All the pictures of my dog that just passed away on it, and I don't want to lose these. I just got the right cds to back them up and was going to.

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MacBook Pro :: WILL NOT START. Powers On, Grey Apple Screen Loads Then Shuts Off?

Mar 10, 2012

Fairly new MacBook Pro with OXLion. When I try to turn on the computer, the startup noise and screen appear (grey loading screenwith apple icon). A loading bar at the bottom of the screen fills about a third up, then the computer shuts down again.

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PowerPC :: Hd Not Picking Up / Grey Screen Shows Up With Icon And No Spinning Wheel

Nov 28, 2008

I changed the permissions from read only to read and write on my start up HD and chose the change everything inside option to read and write. After I did this, my secondary HD no longer allowed me to use it saying I did not have permission. When I tried to change it all selections were in custom mode and would not accept my changes. Same with my main HD.

I rebooted and the grey screen shows up with icon and no spinning wheel. I tried safe mode...same thing. I even tried booting off my back up firewire drive and got a null sign on the grey screen instead of an apple icon. Booted up from the G5 disk and tried to run utilities permissions repair and it would not do it, gave me an error, "No valid packages". Ran disk repair and it said nothing needs repairing. I then booted up using Disk Warrior and rebuilt the HD's directory successfully, but still the G5 will not boot past the icon grey screen, no spinning wheel. I'm spinning though...HELP, I'm dying here. FYI this is a G5 dual core Cypher running Leopard with 3.5 gigs of ram. The start up HD is 250 gig and the secondary is 500 gig

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MacBook :: Grey Screen With Question Mark On Folder

Apr 5, 2012

Just turned on my MacBook and it opened up with a grey screen with a folder in the middle with a question mark

Info:MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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MacBook :: Getting A Grey Screen With A Folder And Question Mark?

Apr 16, 2012

I am getting a grey screen with a folder and question mark. i have tried all the methods suggested in apple online support except the OS CD. I dont have the CD and i dont know the version on OS which is on my mac book. I had bought it in 2007-08.

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MacBook

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MacBook Pro :: On Start Up Grey Screen With Apple Appears And Loads But Then It Falls Asleep

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:

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

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MacBook Pro

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MacBook Pro :: Grey Screen With Flashing Folder / Question Mark?

Jun 17, 2014

My computer froze on me and the rainbow cursor appeared.  I forced my Macbook Pro to shut down and when I restarted it, a grey screen appeared with a flashing folder that has a question mark inside.   

I tried the following:

1) restarting it holding down the "shift" button and nothing changed

2) restarting while holding down opting+command+p+r until I hear it ding 3-6 times - nothing changed 

AND what causes this?  This is not the first time I have heard of a Macbook Pro doing this... 

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MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Messages Beta / IChat - Screen Sharing Fails To Start

Apr 5, 2012

Having issues screen sharing fails to start when I am using Messages beta and other party is using iChat?

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MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Shows Only White Screen With Folder And Question Mark?

Sep 6, 2014

My MacBook Pro is showing only white screen with a folder and a question mark. What will I do?

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Mac :: Will Not Start Up Beyond Kernal Panic Or Grey Screen With Logo?

May 17, 2008

I have a macbook intel core duo and it shut down in the middle of watching a youtube video. It will not startup freezes at grey screen with apple logo (no spinning disc). There are no abnormal sounds or extreme temperatures. The macbook is just over one year old.I have tried the following:Ran disk warrior 4 in target disc mode - no problems found

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OS X :: When I Start Computer, Grey Screen Comes Up With The Apple Logo

Nov 10, 2009

When i start the computer and the grey screen comes up with the apple logo etc., a grey "loading" bar has started appearing in the bottom of the screen. Takes a few minutes for it to go away. In the meantime the computer gets very hot and the fans are up to 6000 rpm. Then the os starts up, and I cannot download anything, due to the fact that it thinks my harddrive is full, though i have more than 100 gb of free space.I cant even download the 10.6.2 now due to the harddrive appears to be full

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Intel Mac :: Unable To Start G5 Stuck On Grey Screen

May 8, 2012

Turn on Mac goes to grey apple screen cog wheels spins but its stuck there tried control option p and r doesn't do anything tried turning it on while holding shift key to try and get it in safe mode but that does not work either.

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Freezing At Start Up On Grey Screen Softwar

May 23, 2012

Im new to macs compared to most, 27-inch, Late 2009 imac, freezing at start up on grey screen Software Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 (11E53)I have tried booting in safe mode, verified disk-goodverified disk permissions and repaired disk permissionscalled tech support restarted holding command r and did the same thing again, well computer worked for 1 day and now freezing again, and it will not let me command R right after turning the mac on.

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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