How to get rid of the white “screen of death” MacBook

How to get rid of the white "screen of death" MacBook

Rarely, but it happens — Mac refuses to boot and instead shows a white screen. The problem sometimes POPs up after installing updates to the operating system or an unexpected shutdown. Like many problems in OS X, this is solved by the standard system without a visit to the service center.

The first thing to try is “Safe mode”. To boot in safe mode on the Mac, immediately after starting your computer, press and hold the Shift key. Hold until, until the screen of your Mac will see a gray Apple logo. Just booting to safe mode makes no sense because the Mac begins to perform certain actions, and some features in safe mode are not working.

How to get rid of the white "screen of death" MacBook

Then try to reset NVRAM. For all the Mac reset is the same: restart the computer, immediately press together Command + Option + P + R, wait for reset and sound enable, and then release the keys.

Generally, it helps in 50% of cases. But if there is no result, you can try resetting the system management controller (SMC). The reset is done in different ways- it all depends on your type of computer.

For laptops with removable battery

— Turn off the Mac.
— Connect it to the power source via the MagSafe power adapter or USB-C.
— Simultaneously press Shift, Control and Option on the built-in keypad (left) and without releasing them press the power button.
— Release the keys and press again the power button to turn on Mac laptop.

For laptops with removable battery

— Turn off the Mac.
— Disconnect the MagSafe power adapter.
— Remove the battery.
— Press the power button and hold it for 5 seconds.
— Reconnect the battery and MagSafe power adapter.
— Press the power button to turn on Mac laptop.

Desktop Mac

— Turn off the Mac.
— Disconnect the power cord.
— Wait 15 seconds.
— Reconnect the power cord.
— Wait 5 seconds then press the power button to turn on the Mac.

In some cases, the problem is with your drive. In this case, it is necessary to restart the Mac, hold down Command+R, choose “Disk utility”, find your drive and click “First aid.”

If none of the methods fails, this is a reason to visit the service center because the problem may be serious.

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