Late 2011 MBP Will Not Boot to Login Screen. White Screen.
These are the two screens that I keep seeing after I try to turn my 15” Late 2011 MacBook Pro on. It was shut down prior to this as I always let my computer die and I don’t keep it on the charger. I’d say the last time that I was able to use my computer, normally, was about last week. There was no sign of it being weird or acting out during that time.
More Info About the Computer: I am the only owner of this computer which was purchased in Early 2012, and have kept it in great shape ever since. There’s a 500GB SSD in place of the optical drive and a 750GB HD from when I originally purchased it. It’s the 2.5 GHz version of when this model came out.
What I’ve Attempted: I’ve already tried the NVRAM/SMC/and all other resets [numerous, and I mean NUMEROUS times] in addition to trying to boot in both recovery and safe mode—which it will not allow me to do as it goes to the Apple Logo with the progress bar and then, to the white screen only. No luck there. I’ve tried CMD + S where you are lead to the terminal screen as a “single user” and still haven’t been able to get it to boot up normally. Here’s a link to what I’ve tried, essentially: here, in addition to whatever the Apple Support page provides with this issue.
I even went to calling Apple Support for about an hour and the representative, after telling him everything that I’ve tried, laughed because he was going to tell me to try everything that I already have.
What I find hilarious is that my computer seemed to have stopped working as soon as I received my 12.9” 3rd Generation iPad Pro. Oof.
. I want to be able to take them out and save what’s on then. Is this possible at this point?
- Do you think I should go to Apple and they’d be able to save this computer WITHOUT re-installing the OS and deleting everything off of it?
- Will buying an enclosure for the SSD and HD be salvageable? Or, at least, work?
I greatly appreciate any help or advice at this point. I would like to avoid going to the Apple Store because we all know what that’s like, especially with an older device wayyy out of warranty. I am fine with just saving my hard drives and not so much the computer as I’m slowly walking away from Apple. I only want to own the iPad at this point. ;)