Black screen on MacBook Pro? Here's how to fix it

A black screen on MacBook Pro
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A black screen on MacBook Pro is something many people dread. We consider Apple MacBooks to be among the best laptops for creatives, and the most reliable. But as with any device, sometimes something goes wrong, and when it does, it's usually at the worst time when you desperately need to get on with work.

MacBook Pro black screens can occur in several forms, and the good news is that it's often not a major cause for concern. You'll normally see a black screen on MacBook Pro (or a grey or blue screen) at least once during startup, and sometimes the startup process can take longer than others, especially if it's been a while since you've used your device. This can be unnerving, but if you sit it out, the laptop might start up normally. 

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.