Using ' gfxCardStatus by cody krieger ' is less involved; is temp workaround to hardware issue:.
I'm hoping for that, myself. The Late mini I bought the other day has to be considered a stopgap solution - it's a major step backward in most ways from my greatly lamented mid Oh, well; it boots up. Mac Mini 1. Communities Contact Support. Sign in Sign in Sign in corporate. Browse Search. Ask a question. User profile for user: cdbooth cdbooth. Desktops Speciality level out of ten: 0. AppleSetupDone as a step as well Booted from Recovery Option — selected Time Machine backup on external hard drive for boot, but still went to white screen Boot from Internet Recovery Command Option R — got to screen with globe icon, connected to WiFi — recovery seemed to load, but again went to white screen — tried twice to make sure Next step will be to try to boot from my old, much slower hard drive.
Reply I have this question too I have this question too Me too Me too. Helpful answers Drop Down menu. App Store Speciality level out of ten: 0. View answer in context. Loading page content. User profile for user: K Shaffer K Shaffer. Desktops Speciality level out of ten: 1. Oct 12, AM in response to cdbooth In response to cdbooth Another potential for non-startup aside from other things you've tried could be the clock battery, as when those go dead or low power, the Mac Mini will not start correctly if at all. If the unit were working OK with old weak dead PRAM battery button cell and mains or line-in AC power to Mac were disrupted, recently, that may be a reason why if this may be cause of symptom the issue would have been evident.
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Some users with battery backup UPS don't notice as much. Usually up to 5 years the small battery on logic board may sustain its function. Then, new battery would be needed. Upgrades to SSD from various makers had seen some issue OWC has info that may reflect problematic occurrence with some hardware; that can affect the ability to boot as well. Also the power supply may be weak, as it supplies power on more than one output voltage. Not sure what to suggest for a simple cure; except whatever may not have been done may now need attention.
Reply Helpful Thread reply - more options Link to this Post. Oct 12, PM in response to cdbooth In response to cdbooth Was the hard drive attempted as startup with powered USB drive wire kit? How was USB cable used? If you have boot capable clone on powered external enclosed hard drive, that may suffice as well. I realise this set-up may not be sufficient for booting from alternate drives.
My Mac Pro crashed last night while working. Later I tried startup disk selection. I did get the option to select the only once. So i moved on to Safemode.
Even though it didnt boot completely in Safemode, it shutdown properly after displaying white screen for a while. After this, i moved to disk utility. It worked like breeze. The utility showed all the drives. I restarted the Mac. Remember do all this with Main Power plugged in. A few of the attempts were futile when we tried all this on battery power. Thanks for the info! My issue happened after a system update, it was asking for a restart and I let it do it, after that it wouldn't start at all. I tried all steps above but only the "Reinstall Mac OS" worked for me. And it worked as expected, it download the OS, reinstalled, and everything is back normal, no changes to settings or software.
I have the same problem. Only difference is there's no apple logo on center.
Till login is fine but after that its plain white screen. It also notify's me that my start up disc is full. Sometimes this white screen happens and sometimes it doesn't. Today I tried 17times and 5 times the same that you answered. Usually when white screen comes. I shutt down and restart. Then it works fine. But now it aint. Plss help. Mines retina display 15inch.
Show 46 more comments. Firstly you need to shut down your computer. Restart and then hold down the "Command-R" keys until you. Select the disc utility option and select the "First Aid" tab select your hard drive from the sidebar and then click on "Repair" to diagnose and repair the disc. I turn on and it goes straight to white screen.. Need to get my HW off of here!!!! I tried all of these, and either ended up with the apple logo loading screen that just loads for hours and hours but never gets past it, or most often just get a grey prohibition sign circle with line through it , anyone else have this problem??
Can I still fix it? Kate Dennis. I'm experiencing the same issue and tried to resolve as Sydneybush suggested.
But I shut down the MacBook after checking the status in disk utility. It was unresponsive spin wheel was taking too long and after rebooting using all methods mentioned above the load screen appears with a blinking "? Honestly I'm at a loss now and need some help reinstalling OS X. I suggest using the cable. You should really ask your own question on this. I tried everything. When I try to reinstall OS X and it asks me to choose a disk where I want to install it no disk pops up.
Please help. Hi I have tried everything but still no luck in fixing the white screen problem, can anyone assist me please. Hello everybody, I am facing the same problem. Disc utility option did not work to repair my mac osx.. What should I do now?
Show 3 more comments. None of the options have helped for me.
LCDs are one of the most common repairs we see in the shop, so we figured we'd help out people a little in diagnosing the issue themselves. I'm just recovering from a similar situation mid mini, 16 GB Crucial Ram. The problem was intermittent, and is now happening daily. View answer in context. Repair Disk using Disk Utility Method 3. Active Member. Some other hint?
I am able to start up the computer, I hear the chime and it is a white screen. No logo, processing circle, nothing. Yule Chetty.