First off (this has been happening more and more recently) I open my MBPR 11,3 (OSX 10.9.2) to a black screen - sometimes it has a working cursor. After holding down the Power Button for 5 sec the computer restarts only to give me this dock (missing some but not all Icons):
And this a couple of days later:
I haven't nailed down exactly which steps are necessary to get them back, but these are the ones I followed this most recent time:
- Power Off Computer
- Power on holding
SHIFT+CONTROL+OPTION(wait for charger light to turn off then back on) - SMC Reset
- Boot back up. (Not fixed)
- Google the problem. Find this page: discussions.apple.com
- Run this command:
mv ~/L*/Application\ Support/Dock/*.db ~/Desktop
- Reboot holding:
- Sometimes I am greeted to default Maverick background and working dock, but other times I am stuck repeating the above steps, booting to a repair disk, and just pressing buttons until something finally works...
Anyone have any idea why this is happening? I know it probably has something to do with the black screen when I wake the computer up. I do not want to re-install OSX and shouldn't have to (I would expect that from Windows but not mac) - on top of the several hours this would add in rebuilding my development environments.
I have Repaired, Verified the Boot disk and Permissions and done everything else I could find in Googling.