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Yosemite has killed my laptop - grey screen!

The other day I updated my MBP (i7 early 2012) from the latest mavericks to Yosemite. Apart from not liking the over-colored folders it seemed to work fine for a day or 2 and then some funny things started going on and I tried to restart, but now I j

Grey Screen @ startup

I currently use several Mac Pro's at work, two of which have just started giving me gray screens on startup. Both are 2 x 3GMz Dual-Core's purchased at the same time, running 10.4.10. Currently every time I boot it stalls on the main gray screen, the

Could the grey screen on start up mean a harddrive failyre?

I have been having a problem with starting my IMAC G5. I am running OS X (10.3.9) and have had the machine since March 2005. This started two weeks ago and has gotten worse since then. It makes the start up chimes and goes to a grey screen and someti

Startup Disc is full and now the laptop opens to a grey screen only.

I was downloading a large amount of photos onto my MacBook last night, I was aware I was running out of space but didn't realize I was that close. During the second download the process just stopped and I got messages that the startup disc was full.

Persistent grey screen on startup.

I own a late 2011 MacBook Pro running osx mavericks. Had it for two years with no problems. In early January of this year the macbook would crash whenever I opened photoshop or other programs like iMovie or photobooth. The only way to get it to funct

Grey screen of death on startup

I have the grey screen of death on start up and other responses say to use this disk but i have also another problem. my disk drive is broken. My laptop no loner reads disks so i don't know what to do i have had enough of this laptop.Apple lists spec

No Startup chime and grey screen only

Hi, I have a 15" Powerbook G4 1.5Ghz (Tiger), it has no startup chime (just the click, whirr of the hard drive spinning up) and it goes to a light grey screen and nothing else. if I connect it to an external monitor then I see my desktop on the exter

PB G4 stuck on grey screen at startup

I've got a PB G4 running 10.5. Everything was going fine until a couple of weeks ago when startup started stalling at the grey screen, sometimes with the apple logo and spinny thing sometimes just blank grey. After reading up on this, I popped in the

I received a message about an issue shutting down my laptop and when I restarted it won't go past the all grey screen. What do I do?

I received a message about an issue shutting down my laptop and when I restarted it won't go past the all grey screen. What do I do?Hardware Information:           MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010)           MacBook Pro - model: MacBookPro7,1          

My macbook pro laptop has a grey screen at start up and doesn't boot up all the way

to whom this may concern, i have a macbook pro and the computer on startup has a grey screen i get the apple symbol and a status bar but as the status bar is filling it only fills 1/3 of the way and the computer shuts down i tried turning back on sev

My hard drive crashed. Replaced my hard drive. Installed Yosemite. Restored from Time Machine most recent backup before hard drive crash. Now laptop won't start up. Grey screen with circle and slash through it.

How to start up laptop from grey screen with circle and slash through it?After you installed Yosemite and prior to restoring from the backup, were you able to start the Mac?Read other 2 answers

OSX Lion, stuck on grey screen at startup w/ spinning gear.

i believe i have tried everything i could find, so any info is good. about a week ago my 2009 macbook pro 15 inch stopped starting up, always going to a grey screen with the apple logo and spinning gear. what i have done so far. reset nvram repair di

Stuck on Grey Screen During Startup

I updated to Yosemite on Saturday and everything has been working fine, I have been able to shut down and startup as normal until today. Last night I forced my Early 2011 MacBook Pro to shut down and today it will no longer get to the login screen. I

At startup I get grey screen and a folder with a flashing question mark.  How do I reset my MacBook Pro to the manufacture defaults?

At startup I get grey screen and a folder with a flashing question mark.  How do I reset my MacBook Pro to the manufacture defaults?Click here and follow the instructions. If the computer originally shipped with Mac OS X 10.6.8 or earlier, when you r

Macbook Pro won't load past a grey screen on startup!

I apologise for what will most likely be an essay ahead. I have a Macbook Pro (2.16ghz) that is just over three years old. It is running on Leopard with all the up to date patches / updates. Over the past week or so, it has been 'playing up' in the s

HT201250 my mac froze on a grey screen after i tried to login so i tried a safe boot, but now  i am stuck in the startup utilities program and i cant get out of it

My mac froze and wouldnt startup because it was forced to sleep while a complex program was running, and simply ended up on a blank grey screen, and this happened upon every startup. so then i tried to use a safe boot but this ended me up on the star

G3 Beige: grey screen at startup; no icon; won't boot from CD

G3 Beige, OS 9.2; working perfectly for past year. I was using a D-Link wired router, to this and my other Mac, G4 Graphite OS X Tiger. Having just gotten a netbook, I installed a D-Link wireless router (DIR-615), and changed the ethernet cables for

My macbook pro wont get past the grey screen at startup. Help!!

After doing a run of the mill software update on my macbook pro (running snow leopard) it froze during the "moving items into place" stage. I forced a shut down and now it wont get past the grey screen with apple logo and spinning wheel. I have

Imac startup issues- green vertical lines changing to grey screen

Help!  I think my 27" i7 iMac just died! Yesterday morning, I had a kernal panic while using Safari.  Restarted, ran disk utility twice.  A bunch of "library shoyuld be r- instead of -rw" type errors that could not be repaired were found bo

My screen has gone to a very dark grey on startup.

My screen has gone to a very dark grey on startup. I can faintly make out the desktop icons, but it is about 98% black. Everything else seems to be fuctioning. Any ideas? iMac G417" Flat Panel 17" [Pixar-lamp style] OS 10.4Not inexpensive, you s