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Current version by: Evan Noronha ,

Title:

17" MacBook Pro won't start!

Text:

Normally it acts like it wants to boot:

Grey Apple & Progress Bar that goes on about the first third of the way and then

either goes white forever (never shows anything expect a white screen) or it drops

to black with a little chunk noise and does it all again but still never goes beyond

the white.  I've reseated and swapped out the memory, done the SMC reset; and even

taken the hard drive out and booted up my MACPRO with it in a USB adapter box (nothing seems wrong with the hard drive).

It "will" start up in Single User Mode and I ran FSCK on it which didn't help!

It's got El Capitan on it.

Oh, I also tried to start up from another external hard drive I have with 10.9 on it (but maybe that's too old).

Device:

17" MacbookMacBook Pro A1297 2011 Model17" Unibody
17" MacbookMacBook Pro A1297 2011 Model17" Unibody

Status:

open

Original post by: John Davies ,

Title:

17" MacBook Pro won't start!

Text:

Normally it acts like it wants to boot:

Grey Apple & Progress Bar that goes on about the first third of the way and then

either goes white forever (never shows anything expect a white screen) or it drops

to black with a little chunk noise and does it all again but still never goes beyond

the white.  I've reseated and swapped out the memory, done the SMC reset; and even

taken the hard drive out and booted up my MACPRO with it in a USB adapter box (nothing seems wrong with the hard drive).

It "will" start up in Single User Mode and I ran FSCK on it which didn't help!

It's got El Capitan on it.

Oh, I also tried to start up from another external hard drive I have with 10.9 on it (but maybe that's too old).

Device:

17" Macbook Pro A1297 2011 Model

Status:

open