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    MacBook Pro stuck in loading screen
    Hey

    my MacBook Pro osx 10.7.5 is stuck in the loading screen since yesterday.
    I haven't done anything, suddenly it didn't want to start up. I already tried to start it in safe mode, but all I got from it was this
    http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/...psf80il3lk.jpg
    idk what it is and what kind of password it requires.
    The laptop is older than three years, so i guess that there is a problem with the hard drive...

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    MacBook Pro stuck in loading screen
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    It's waiting for the admin user password to be entered in that blank rectangle in order to enter Safe Boot Mode.

    Gheese...

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    MacBook Pro stuck in loading screen
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    idk what it is and what kind of password it requires.
    The laptop is older than three years, so i guess that there is a problem with the hard drive...
    Did you purchase that machine new or was it used when you bought it? That screen doesn't look like it's asking for your Admin password. It resembles the screen that appears when a firmware password is required.

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    MacBook Pro stuck in loading screen
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    You're correct chscag, it does appear to be the Firmware Password Login screen, and just waiting for the password to be entered.

    How to Set a Firmware Password on a Mac with OS X Yosemite & OS X Mavericks | OSXDaily
    Make Your Mac Even More Secure With A Firmware Password [OS X Tips] | Cult of Mac

    Sure looks like it.

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