How to fix a Mac Stuck on Apple Logo Progress Bar

How to fix a Mac Stuck on Apple Logo Progress Bar

Is your Mac stuck on the Apple Logo with the Progress Bar?

You may have just done an update or turned it on and are presented with the Apple logo with progress bar and can't do anything. Don't stress this can be something you can fix on your own. Continue reading and follow the steps I outline.

DIY Steps

1. Let it sit for awhile - Apple has been releasing many updates and patches with Mac OS High Sierra over the last few months. Sometimes it will update in the middle of the night or in the morning when the computer is asleep. I recommend giving it at least a few hours to see if it goes through.

2. Turn it off and on while holding Shift key. By holding the key when powering on you are getting into the safe boot option. Safe boot option attempts to repair any file system errors in the operating system. You may have a bad file system which will require an erase and reinstall. If you are able to get into safe boot make sure to do a time machine backup. Follow this guide to do it.

3. Turn it off and on while holding Option key. The option key will give you a cursor and options that look like hard drives on the screen. Option boot into Macintosh HD if you are able to if you are stuck on a screen that says Macintosh could not find the packages. See the photo below. 

 

when you option boot into the Macintosh HD go to apple logo > system preferences > startup disk > click the lock to unlock the disk and select the Macintosh HD and do a system restart.

4. Go to the recovery partition. Restart the computer and hold the Command + R key until you reach the recovery partition. This partition will allow you to reinstall the operating system if you are having issues. There are tools like disk utility to attempt to fix system errors. This is good if you are tech savvy. 

Bring in your Mac to San Diego Mac Repair for service

San Diego Mac Repair can save your files on occasion and do diagnostics of the hardware. Many times the Apple logo with progress bar can mean you have a hardware failure such as the hard drive, hard drive cable or logic board. We run full diagnostics on your Apple Mac computer in our shop in La Jolla. We also offer a mobile Mac repair service that can come to your home or business.

Data recovery, backup files, and reinstall to fix your Mac. San Diego Mac Repair does offer data recovery and has had success backing up files from failing hard drive. If Apple diagnoses your Mac with a failing hard drive we may be able to help. If we can't recover data we don't charge. Bring in your Mac to an Apple Certified repair shop with over 9 years of apple repair experience.

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11.3 Bricking Aftermarket Parts - No Touch Screen - Another Reason To Choose Repair Shops Wisely

11.3 Bricking Aftermarket Parts - No Touch Screen - Another Reason To Choose Repair Shops Wisely

iOS 11.3 Released and Bricking Fake iPhone Screens

iOS 11.3 may need feel or seem different but it is. 11.3 is bricking people that have fake aftermarket screens installed on their iPhone. Its unknown how many people have fake iPhone screens installed on their device but the numbers may be very high. If you have one of these screens installed its advised to see us for original quality display as soon as possible. All of your data should be there after repair. Users will have no touch screen access after using a fake iPhone screen on iOS 11.3 with some reports. 

How did this happen? Some people may say they want you to go into the Apple Store for service or just a random bug that is affecting the community. How it happened isn't clear but it's not worth the risk of having a fake iPhone screen installed on your iPhone. Imagine your on vacation, your iPhone updates, and now you can't take photos because a repair shop decided to install a fake screen on your iPhone. San Diego Mac Repair will never install a fake iPhone screen on your iPhone.

What do I do next? San Diego Mac Repair is taking $10 off any repair of $100 or more and will install an original quality display in minutes. We are located at 7734 Herschel Avenue #J La Jolla, CA 92037 and now offer a mobile service. Call for details. If you can't access your iPhone DO NOT RESTORE your iPhone.

Should I trust any repair shop to fix my iPhone screen? The answer is no. Most repair shops only offer aftermarket because the parts are cheap and they want the customer to break it again. If you see something that is too good to be true it probably is. San Diego Mac Repair never uses fake iPhone screens. See if the repair shop has an Apple Certified Tech or has previous Apple experience and if they really do use original quality parts. Check out this page to find out if it's a fake iPhone screen.

Downgrade your iPhone. There may be a chance you can downgrade it but you will lose your data. Follow this tutorial to downgrade your iPhone if you can't make it in to a repair shop and you have high speed internet. Redmond Pie

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How to choose an iPhone repair shop

How to choose an iPhone repair shop

Choosing an iPhone repair shop

There are tons of options to repair your iPhone screen these days. From Google search you will be pages and pages of businesses that promise to fix your iPhone screen for a very low price or they come to you. In this post I will explain and breakdown how to choose an iPhone repair shop and the insider knowledge I have of this business that I have been in for over 9 years.

Check how long the business has been around. Chances are if the iPhone repair shop has been in business for over 3-4 years they have been through several suppliers of parts and are hopefully using good quality parts. In the beginning many repair shops will use whatever screens are cheap and justify their lower prices. I started getting contacted by suppliers that offered original quality parts shortly after opening and have used them ever since.

Check for any certifications or credentials. Does the technician hold any certifications or any professional training. I was certified through Apple when I was a Genius in Cupertino. It seems many shop owners are training people on the fly to fix iPhone screens or learning on customers devices as they go. If you see or hear of any practices like this I would walk away from that shop. San Diego Mac Repair has been Apple Certified for a number of years and prior to that has been repairing iPhones iPads and Macs.

If it sounds too good to be true it probably is. You will no doubt see screen repairs for $50 for iPhone 6 and so on on Google Amazon and other platforms. You get what you pay for. These are the fake copy parts on the market that can damage the backlight IC chip of your iPhone, have touch delay, and crack easier. San Diego Mac Repair only uses original quality parts in every repair. For a more detailed explanation see our page on how to spot a fake iPhone screen.

Integrity from the business owner. This type of industry usually runs best when the owner or manager is around the business a lot. If something does go wrong who has the final word of what the next steps are. San Diego Mac Repair has a policy if we damage a device we will replace the unit no questions ask. We have heard stories about customers taking their device to kiosks at the mall to get their device worked on to only get it back in non operational condition. Some owners well sorry take it to Apple. San Diego Mac Repairs owners are the technicians and family run. You will find Yanira and Victor at the store daily or out in the Sprinter doing repairs.

Quality parts. Tying back into earlier about it being too good to be true. Our iPhone screen partners are the manufacturers of these parts and we aren't going through multiple mediators to get the parts. You are getting original quality parts for the lowest price possible. Years of relationships have produced the original quality parts you deserve in your iPhone screen repair. San Diego Mac Repair will not offer aftermarket parts in any repair.

Check references or speak directly to the manager or business owner. If your uncertain about getting your iPhone screen repaired for fear of aftermarket parts being used, speak to the manager or owner of the shop and tell them to be honest about the parts they use. If their Yelp reviews are good and they are responsive, chances are they will speak to you about your concerns and help you make an informed decision. San Diego Mac Repair is never pushy with our clients. We let our customers decide if we are the right fit for them. If you are a company that has multiple iPhones iPads or Macs and need services, it is a good idea to get a reference to make sure the company can deliver as promised.

Bring your iPhone to San Diego Mac Repair or We Come To You! If you are in the San Diego area and need an iPhone screen repair, LCD Repair, water damage repair, battery replacement or any iPad or Mac repair give us a call at (858) 375-9757. Our repair shop is located at 7734 Herschel Avenue #J La Jolla, CA 92037.

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