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MacBook Pro white screen after boot

To me it looks more like a boot loop than a dead gpu, although you never know what could cause a boot loop in a macbook. It's possible your sata cable or your boot drive are damaged. You could try booting from a linux installation drive to confirm it's not a gpu issue (or that it is), you can make one of those from windows with a tool called rufus. You can boot from a usb drive by pressing the option key during startup.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello guys, I have white screen after boot (apple logo). I tried a new HDD, new RAM,reset PRAM, tried to go in safe mode but still white screen. I have looked around and some people say it could be a GPU failure. Is it possibile? I can still see the start screen. Could be a driver problem?

 

P.S It is not my Mac, can anyone confirm it is a 2010 model? (watch video). Can I try to reinstall the OS? Which OS X should I install? Can I make  bootable drive from windows?

 

I link a video with the problem.I skipped some boring long loading screen.

 

 

 

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To me it looks more like a boot loop than a dead gpu, although you never know what could cause a boot loop in a macbook. It's possible your sata cable or your boot drive are damaged. You could try booting from a linux installation drive to confirm it's not a gpu issue (or that it is), you can make one of those from windows with a tool called rufus. You can boot from a usb drive by pressing the option key during startup.


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Just a list of my personal scores for some products, in no particular order, with brief comments. I just got the idea to do them so they aren't many for now :)

Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.

 

-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

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-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

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From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

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A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

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Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

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Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

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A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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On 4/9/2018 at 11:47 AM, Sauron said:

To me it looks more like a boot loop than a dead gpu, although you never know what could cause a boot loop in a macbook. It's possible your sata cable or your boot drive are damaged. You could try booting from a linux installation drive to confirm it's not a gpu issue (or that it is), you can make one of those from windows with a tool called rufus. You can boot from a usb drive by pressing the option key during startup.

Thanks for the reply. 

I managed somehow to boot it up after booting the Macbook from a windows hard drive. I saw that it was working fine so it couldn't be the GPU, so turned it off and did a PRAM reset and a internet recovery. After fixing the HDD with the Mac's tools it booted up, but it took like 5 minutes. The programs were so slow to open up so I thought it was something wrong with the HDD. After opening up Safari I had a blue screen and it shutted down. I took away the HDD and did a full sector scan and it had a damaged sector. I thought it had both GPU and HDD problems so I bought a Samsung Evo 860 500GB and after hours of trying to get into recovery mode again I managed to make a clone to the SSD which took over 3 hours for 185GB. After that it took like 10 seconds to boot it up but after 2 minutes I had a weird blue screen (attached picture) so I thought I had to replace the logic board or I had to figure out to disable the dedicated GPU and use the integrated one. I attached a secondary monitor and made a 2 hours stress, then I used the Mac with the dedicated GPU for a couple of hours without getting artifacts or anything, maybe it was just a random driver crash.

 

Thanks for helping me out.

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