My Macbook pro desktop screen is white.

My Macbook pro desktop screen is white. I had it hooked up to my TV and it went white. Everything works except the desktop is white. The launch pad works and the top menu.

Hi Maclover222,
Thanks for visiting Apple Support Communities.
If you only see a white screen on your MacBook Pro, the steps in this article can help:
Apple computers: Troubleshooting issues with video on internal or external displays
I'd recommend starting with these steps:
Reset the system
You can reset the Mac's parameter RAM and SMC.
Best Regards,

Similar Messages

  • My MacBook Pro's screen just started randomly going blank, sometimes white sometimes black, and I won't be able to do anything no matter what key I press unless I restart it via the power button and even then I have a few minutes before it happens again

    MacBook Pro's screen randomly goes blank (white sometimes dark), wont be able to do anything no matter what key i press unless i turn it off and on via the power button. When i do that I normally have just a few minutes before it happens again. Bought this back in december just started happening a few days ago. Only thing out of the ordinary I've done is install that microsoft silverlight or whatever it is netflix asked me to install to watch the videos but I uninstalled that quickly hoping it would fix my problem but it hasn't so please help me out if you know what to do

    Try a SMC reset:

  • When starting the macbook pro, the screen was flashing black and white, then to color to color, any suggestion to fixing this problem?

    When i am starting the macbook pro, the screen was flashing black and white, and then to color to color, and the whole process repeat all over again, is there any suggestion in solving this, or is there no way to solve this and i need to bring it to the apple support?
    My computer Spec:
    Macbook pro Version 2011

    Sounds as if you're having a problem with your GPU (graphics card). Only Apple can diagnose and fix this, so the best thing would be to take your machine into your local Apple Store or an AASP.

  • Why won't my MacBook Pro start up? White screen and flashing question mark.

    I've had my MacBook Pro for almost 2 years now and I installed OS X 10.8 about 4 months ago.
    Today I turned the MacBook Pro on and a white screen with a flashing question mark appeared. I tried then getting the startup manager up: turning on the laptop and immediately holding in alt (option). But nothing appeared for about 25 seconds until a rotating Earth labelled 'Internet recovery' appeared that gave me options to join wireless connections. However, my internet wasn't in the options and when I tried typing in the information required to join my internet the laptop would just load and never find it.
    I then tried putting in my Mac OS X install DVD (10.6.7) and help in C until the apple logo appeared on the screen and the little rotating loading circle appeared. That then disappeared and a cicle with a cross through it appeared (similar to a no entry sign). Then after about 30 seconds a blue screen followed by a grey screen appeared until eventually the disc ran properly. I then went into Disk Utility but there was no option called Macintosh HD, only the discs content. It wouldn't let me first aid, erase or repair anything.
    I'm totally stumped and have 4 exams at university within the next 2 weeks. I'd really appreciate it if anyone could help me out here?
    Best wishes,

    The support article linked below is somewhat outdated. Where it refers to starting up from an installation disc, you should instead start up in Recovery by holding down the key combination command-R at the chime. Release the keys when you see a gray screen with a spinning dial.
    If you don't have a current backup of all the data on the startup volume, and you want to preserve that data, then you must try to back up before you do anything else. Ask for instructions if you need them.
    Note: You need an always-on Ethernet or Wi-Fi connection to the Internet to reinstall OS X from Recovery, if necessary. It won’t work with USB or PPPoE modems, or with proxy servers, or with networks that require a certificate for authentication.
    A flashing question mark appears when you start your Mac

  • Why do I have this small white dot on my macbook pro display screen?

    I have this white dot on my macbook pro display screen. It doesn't go away. Anybody knows what it is? Any suggestions?

    Because the developer needed to create the two versions separately and has chosen to charge for both.

  • TS3824 My MacBook Pro freezes with a white screen after I log in.

    MacBook Pro freezes with a white screen after I log in, support says to download an update, but if it
    s frozen, how do I update?

    Thanks for posting back your solution.  It will help others w/the same problem. 

  • My MacBook pro is stuck on white screen after shut down. Now, neither this is turn on nor turn off. I had to do

    My MacBook pro is stuck on white screen after shut down. Now, neither this is turn on nor turn off.

    You should be able to turn off your MBP by pressing the power button down continously for about 5-10 sec. When you reboot it you are going to want to enter into a terminal screen. Hopefully the following YouTube video helps:

  • I have made my entire Macbook Pro desktop larger.  The dock doesn't show along with the tool bar at the same time.  There's no room.  I cannot figure out what I did, so cannot undo this huge screen.  Any suggestions?

    I have made my entire Macbook Pro desktop larger and cannot reduce it back down to the original size.  I cannot view both my dock and toolbar at the same time because of this.  Suggestions?

    Go to the Apple menu >System Preferences > Universal Access and turn off Zoom.

  • My macbook pro's screen display has suddenly gone into a strange colour setting where everything appears in a kind of infrared colour palette an I can;t seem to change it back.  It's the same for all icon and websites, does anyone know how to restore?

    My macbook pro's screen display has suddenly gone into a strange colour setting where everything appears in a kind of infrared colour palette an I can;t seem to change it back.  It's the same for all icon and websites, does anyone know how to restore?

    Wow!  I think I had this same issue just last night.
    I was cleaning my macbook pro retina on the outside.  Then I opened it up and was wiping dust off the monitor and I can't pinpoint exactly when, but the colors changed suddenly.  It looked super strange, it was like green halo's and it looked worse when looking at it at an angle.  Of course I took no pictures!!!  I was freaking out that my 2 grand laptop was busted and I somehow removed a protective film or something.
    But I digress...  The image looked very green and spacey, it was almost a neat effect.  After about 5 minutes it started to look a little more digital though.  There were straight lines of this halo effect on the edges and top.  After about 10 minutes it turned into a predominate issue with the blacks on screen.  I could open a web browser and it was unnoticable on a white background.  After about 15 minutes, you could only barely see the green cloud effect if you looked at the monitor from an extreme angle.  After about 20 minutes, it was completely back to normal, I almost feel paranoid like I see a halo or something strange.  But I believe that might be all in my head now.
    So yerp, lemme know what you guys figure out.

  • How do i fix Macbook pro retina screen lines?

    How do i fix Macbook pro retina screen lines? Little white lines appear everywhere, but i can still see the screen, but it is just uncomortable for the eyes to see them. They are like pixels...

    I have the same problem, especially with Chrome gmail and evernote and it's driving me crazy. Anyone with a solution would be amazing!

  • Macbook pro blue screen with spinning disk, won't start up. desperate!!!

    macbook pro blue screen with spinning disk, won't start up. desperate!!!  i'm a student and have a paper due tomorrow.
    my macbook was really sluggish so i ran a hardware test. it said NO PROBLEMS. i did restart. my current login and password were REJECTED.
    then the macbook went into blue screen and it just sits there and flashes to gray and back to blue and the white lines that make up the circle icon just spin and spin. i am DESPERATE to get this running so i can print my paper. please email me directly to my cell phone because i can't access computer. using someone else's computer to request help. DIRECT EMAIL PLEASE   thank you.
    <Email Edited by Host>

    Hi ...
    my current login and password were REJECTED
    Try resetting your admin password >  Mac OS X: Changing or resetting an account password

  • Macbook Pro's screen flickering pink lines?

    My mid-2009 Macbook Pro's screen has recently started flickering pink lines in fields that are otherwise normally white (browser windows, text fields, etc). It happened spontaenously one day last week. The machine was never dropped or anything. At first, I thought smc reset and pram reset fixed it, but the problem has returned.
    One small quirk: pressing down on the machine roughly in between where the two fans are temporarily fixes the issue, until I release it. Seating it on top of an object that applies pressure there also allows the screen to function normally.

    Take it to an Apple store genius bar and have the techs test it...could be something as simple as a loose connector, or something more serious like a problem with the graphics module or the logic board.

  • Macbook Pro 13" Screen went Black - Can only see when plugged into another display! HELP!

    My MacBook Pro's screen went black last night and now when it turns on it stays black. I plugged it into my tv through the mini display port and I can see everything fine on the tv but the screen on my laptop is black. Everything else seems to be working fine. Any advice that doesn't involve taking to Genius Bar??? Already tried booting in safe mode, resetting the PRAM and NVRAM. Need to fix this ASAP. Thanks!!

    Please make a Genius Appointment and take it in for service.

  • MacBook Pro Blank Screen (Built - in & External) - continued

    This thread is a continuation of [MacBook Pro Blank Screen (Built - in & External)|]. The thread was getting too long and some browsers were timing out.
    Thank you,
    Apple Discussions Staff

    I brought mine into the Apple Store last night. I had not left it for service last time as I had not cleared it of some confidential client data. This time, I encountered a much more knowledgeable Genius who seemed to have heard of the Nvidia problem.
    So, my MBPro is on its way to the depot. It will apparently be $310 total, flat fee, supposedly ready within a week.
    I do expect Apple will do the right thing eventually and extend warranties for the defective Nvidia subsystem. However, I can't wait until they do. I need my Macbook Pro to be functional.
    Again, my strong advice...
    *At the first hint you are getting this problem, turn on screen sharing.*
    If you have this specific Nvidia problem, you will still be able to access the machine remotely, which can be incredibly valuable in terms of saving data before you send it for repair. When you hand it over, you will initial a statement saying you have backed up your data and Apple is not responsible if the machine is wiped during repairs. Set up screen sharing so you can operate the machine during the Nvidia failure.

  • Macbook pro as [MacBook Pro Blank Screen ] with voided Warranty ?

    I have the same issue as told in this post.
    MacBook Pro Blank Screen (Built - in & External)
    However, I have manually replace my HDD to another. Since my HDD die before and want a bigger one. And I think my warranty have voided.
    So does it include in the replacement program of the logic board with free of charge ?
    Will apple help me do the replacement if I'm able to charge that fee even my warrany voided ?
    Message was edited by: Marco Leong

    It really doesn't make a bit of difference whether someone else had an experience similar to yours. It's still up to AppleCare to deal with it.
    But you can certainly waste your time here for whatever you think you'll find. Good luck.

Maybe you are looking for

  • Logic Pro 9.1.4 crashes after upgrading to Snow Leopard (10.6.8)

    After upgrading my operating system from Leopard to Snow Leopard, Logic crashed on me just I got into the arrange screen. I'm not sure what the problem is. I tried reinstalling it but it doesn't seem to work. I am running it in 32-bit mode on a Imac

  • My mac waking up by itself

    after upgrading to os x 10.10.1 my mac started to waking up by itself after i send them to sleep. It happens nearly every two hours. I don't have any other apple device in the LAN, and i turn off waking up ethernet at the energy saver settings. How c

  • DMVPN + MPLS best-path selection

    Dear Community We're in the process of deploying DMVPN as a backup solution to MPLS. All that is working great! The DMVPN wan is dual-cloud, with 2 hub routers in each cloud. Phase 3 (nhrp shortcut) is enabled on all the spokes. For routing, all the 

  • Slideshow from selected images in folder - LR3 creates previews of all images

    I select a number of images in a folder in the Library module and go to the Slideshow module. When I run the slideshow LR3 generates previews of all of the images in the relevant folder - rather than merely those for the images I have selected. I'm r

  • Input from keyboard

    Hey everyone, I'm new to java and am having some problems. I'm trying to make a simple program that reads a numeric value entered from the keyboard, and then adds or subtracts it from another variable for the final output. Ive gotten input to work wi