Fixed: MacBook Pro Booting Black screen

A black screen on your MacBook Pro can be caused by a variety of factors, including hardware issues, software glitches, or a combination of both. Here are some troubleshooting steps you can try to fix the problem:

1. Check the power source: Make sure your MacBook Pro is plugged in and that the power adapter is securely connected to both the laptop and the power outlet. Try using a different power outlet to rule out any issues with the power source itself.

2. Reset the System Management Controller (SMC): The SMC controls various low-level functions on your MacBook Pro, including power management. Resetting the SMC can sometimes resolve black screen issues.

To reset the SMC:

  • Shut down your MacBook Pro.
  • Connect the MagSafe power adapter to your MacBook Pro and plug it into a power outlet.
  • Hold down the following keys simultaneously for 10 seconds: Shift, Control, Option, and the power button.
  • Release all keys at the same time.
  • Press the power button to turn on your MacBook Pro.

3. Reset the PRAM (Parameter Random Access Memory): The PRAM stores certain system settings, such as display resolution and startup disk. Resetting the PRAM can sometimes fix black screen issues.

To reset the PRAM:

  • Shut down your MacBook Pro.
  • Disconnect the MagSafe power adapter from your MacBook Pro.
  • Turn on your MacBook Pro and hold down Command, Option, P, and R keys simultaneously until you hear the startup chime twice.
  • Release the keys and let your MacBook Pro boot up normally.

4. Boot into Safe Mode: Safe Mode loads only the essential drivers and startup items, which can help identify if a third-party driver or startup item is causing the black screen issue.

To boot into Safe Mode:

  • Turn on your MacBook Pro.
  • Immediately press and hold the Shift key until you see the Apple logo.
  • Release the Shift key and let your MacBook Pro boot up normally.

5. Reinstall macOS: If none of the above steps work, you may need to reinstall macOS to fix the problem. This will erase all of your data, so make sure you have a backup before proceeding.

To reinstall macOS:

  • Download the macOS installer from the App Store.
  • Erase your MacBook Pro’s hard drive.
  • Boot from the macOS installer USB drive.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to reinstall macOS.

If you have tried all of these steps and you are still getting a black screen, you may need to take your MacBook Pro to an Apple Authorized Service Provider for further assistance.

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