Your Mac Isn’t Loading The Past Apple Logo? Try These Steps To Wake it Up From It’s Coma

July 28, 2022
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Though Mac has a super amazing operating system (called MacOS) that does not cause much problem to the user. Perhaps the consumer faces a problem when starting the system. Most of our customers have inquired about a solution if a Mac does not proceed the past Apple logo. Since it is a common problem, we thought of writing an effective way that works well to get rid of a non-working MacBook.

There could be many possible reasons behind it such as post-update issues, low storage problems, and a non-functional power button. To get rid of such problems, you must try the following solutions.

Be Patient For A While

Sometimes your Mac can take more than expected time naturally. If you are upgrading your macOS, there’s a possibility that it may take more loading time. It is the reason why Apple always recommends starting an update once you are done with your work and you do not have to rush to access your Mac.

Do not worry if it is the case, your Mac is just taking an upgrade time. Post that, it will automatically start properly.

Remove Peripherals

Sometimes a single peripheral (or a combination) causes a malfunctioning MacBook. If your Apple logo is stuck and not proceeding further, you can try removing all of them including the USC C-type, external mouse, external keypad, speakers, etc. which are connected externally.

If removing them makes your Mac work normally, you must investigate and look for that one peripheral (or a combination) which causes the problem.

Please note that if your Mac is not charged enough, do not remove the charger otherwise your Mac will automatically turn off.

Perform Force Restart

If there is no option visible on the screen and the mouse pad does not work too. You must restart forcefully. Press the power button for about 10 seconds and until your system turns off. After a while (about 5-7 seconds), repress the power button. Now, you should not get stuck on the Apple logo.

Please note, do not do it too often, it can affect your Mac’s life and functionality. If you feel a need to force restart too often, must consult your local tech support. They will help you diagnose the problem and repair your MacBook.

Reboot in Safe Mode

Usually, this happens if your Mac is running low on disk space or there are some file issues. Once you reboot, check for the issues in the Safe Mode. Ideally, it should have at least 1GB of free space on disk (check in the iStats Menu). If there is not enough space, perform a disk cleanup.

Before performing a boot in the Safe Mode, it is imperative to take back up your data.

Create a backup in Mac

Try to boot in your Mac’s Recovery partition by holding Command and R together. When macOS utilities windows appear, start Disk Utility and follow the on-screen instructions.

Follow these instructions to boot your Mac in Safe Mode

  • Perform forced restart
  • While switching on, press and hold Shift & power buttons together
  • Once you see the login screen, release the Shift button

Please note, it may take a longer while than usual to reboot in Safe Mode. Please be patient.

Use Start-Up Manager

Press Options + Power Key together to run the Start-up Manager and select which startup disk to boot from. Further, follow the instructions on the screen.

Before using the start-up manager, you will have to enter the firmware password first (if asked).

Try Resetting PRAM/NVRAM

PRAM and NVRAM are concerned with the Mac memory. It involves sound volume, time zone, display resolution, etc. Possibly if there is anything wrong with Mac’s memory settings, it can cause your Mac to load for a long time past Apple logo.

To get rid of the situation, here are the steps to reset your PRAM/NVRAM settings:

  • First, turn off your Mac.
  • Press & hold Command + Option + P + R till the time you do not hear the start-up voice.
  • Try rebooting the Mac once again
  • If the Mac reboots successfully, do not forget to readjust your sound settings and display preferences according to yourself. At the moment, the settings have been reset to defaults.

If the problem persists, that means your hardware has some issues. Possibly your disk permissions are broken or some other problem has arrived. Let’s try to fix it:

  • Press the power button along with Command + R to enter the recovery mode.
  • Once the Apple logo pops up and the macOS Utilities window opens
  • Tap on Disk Utility and choose your main drive
  • Now, tap on First Aid. Click on Confirm in the new dialog window.

In The End

Till now, you must get rid of this Apple logo stuck issue. If not, try calling your local IT support. If the problem persists internally, they will repair or suggest the best solution.