Apple: Help, my Mac is stuck at the Apple log on screen, what do I do?

Posted by on April 9, 2012 at 9:17 am.

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Being greeted by a spinning circle (or the spinning circle of death as it’s often called) is not something you want to see when you’re attempting to log onto your Apple Mac.

A few days ago, that’s what welcomed me, when I attempted to log onto my 17″ MacBook Pro. Uh, yippee?

Fortunately, all I had to do was reset my MacBook Pro’s PRAM and NVRAM, and I was able to log onto my MacBook Pro computer

How do I  reset PRAM and NVRAM on a Mac

  1. Shut down your computer
  2. Find the keys Command — which is the  symbol, Option, P, and R
  3. Turn on your computer
  4. Immediately hold down the keys; Command, Option, P, and R
  5. Keep holding the keys down until the computer restarts, and you hear the startup chime
  6. That’s it, release the keys

Although my geek cred is Microsoft related. Over the years, I’ve received several Microsoft certifications.

However thanks to numerous Mac related books, and online research, my technical understanding of Macs has increased dramatically.

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