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Title:

When I switch on I get a black screen with only the pointer

Text:

Hello,

When I switch on I have a black screen with only the pointer showing.  It happens every time.

I did a search and found a way to get back in... shutting down, then holding shift when I switch back on.  Then typing username and password into the darkness.  It works... till the battery dies, then it's the same each time.

I've had some trouble since a few times when I tried an old cinema display and adapter (with the macbook pro).  Not sure if it's a coincidence.  Also, it's been incredibly slow of late, despite 8GB RAM and plenty of HD space.   Perhaps a separate issue though.

Any assistance would be gratefully received.

Tom

设备:

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Late 2011

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

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Original post by: Tom ,

Title:

When I switch on I get a black screen with only the pointer

Text:

Hello,

When I switch on I have a black screen with only the pointer showing.  It happens every time.

I did a search and found a way to get back in... shutting down, then holding shift when I switch back on.  Then typing username and password into the darkness.  It works... till the battery dies, then it's the same each time.

I've had some trouble since a few times when I tried an old cinema display and adapter (with the macbook pro).  Not sure if it's a coincidence.  Also, it's been incredibly slow of late, despite 8GB RAM and plenty of HD space.   Perhaps a separate issue though.

Any assistance would be gratefully received.

Tom

设备:

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Late 2011

Status:

open