I have macbook pro 15" (late 2011). Its showing a distorted green logo and loading bar on starting. Its taking around 10 min then showing just white screen. I tried resetting pram, but its still the same. What might be the issue ? How to fix ?

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  • ehhh, did you purchase it recently? or is this your computer you've had for a while? and when did this start? Feb 28, 2016 at 14:57
  • I am using this from 2012 it was working just fine a couple of hours ago. I put it in sleep mode and tried to wake it after an hour or so ... It didn't wake so I put the power button for 10 seconds... And this hell happened !!
    – Saurabh
    Feb 28, 2016 at 15:01
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    – klanomath
    Feb 28, 2016 at 16:35
  • I'd start by checking if you're eligible under the Apple Repair Extension Program as I think that model may qualify.
    – Tetsujin
    Feb 28, 2016 at 19:07

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I would say that you have a dying/dead discreet GPU, as that's a known problem with your model of MacBook Pro. Booting into safe mode may be doing something to help your GPU (I have an Xserve with a confirmed dying GPU that boots in safe mode but not without it) so it boots properly. I would highly recommend getting your MacBook Pro replaced as soon as possible via the Apple program. I would suggest you run Apple Hardware Test and verify that your GPU is dead/dying, but this may not be possible given your current state. Similarly, you can run a GPU stress test program like Unigine Heaven and see if your GPU quits.

In any case, seeing if you can get your computer replaced probably isn't a bad idea since it's pretty likely your GPU is dying. Go to an Apple store, explain the issue, and they'll probably give you a new computer.

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