When a MacBook Pro is stuck on the loading screen, there are several steps you can try to resolve the issue:
- Force Restart the MacBook Pro:
- Reset the MacBook NVRAM:
- NVRAM (nonvolatile random-access memory) stores certain settings like sound volume, display resolution, and startup disk selection. Resetting it can help if your MacBook is stuck on the loading screen.
- To reset NVRAM, press the power button, then immediately press and hold Option, Command, P, and R keys for about 20 seconds.
- Reset the MacBook SMC (System Management Controller):
- This applies only to Intel-based MacBooks. The SMC controls physical components like cooling fans and the power supply.
- To reset, press and hold Control, Option, Shift, and the power button for about 10 seconds, then release all keys and turn on your Mac.
- Start the MacBook in Safe Mode:
- Repair the MacBook Disk:
- The hard drive issues can cause your MacBook to get stuck on the loading screen. Disk Utility’s First Aid can help repair the disk.
- Restart the computer and hold the Command and R keys to enter Recovery Mode. Select Disk Utility, then First Aid, and run it on the startup disk.
- Reinstall macOS:
If these steps don’t resolve the issue, it’s advisable to take your MacBook Pro to a repair shop for professional diagnosis and repair.
- Causes for MacBook Pro Getting Stuck on Loading Screen: Hardware issues, software problems, and firmware issues can cause this problem.
- Force Restarting MacBook Pro: Hold down the power button for 10 seconds.
- Safe Booting MacBook Pro: Hold down the shift key while starting the MacBook Pro.
- Checking Startup Disk: Use Disk Utility’s First Aid.
- Reinstalling macOS: Access Recovery Mode by holding the option key while starting the MacBook Pro, then choose Reinstall macOS.
- If Unable to Fix: Take the MacBook Pro to a repair shop.
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