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Old Apr 4, 2011, 07:40 PM   #1
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Macbook Pro screen stays black

Since last night, I closed my macbook pro 15" while it was on and opened it and had a black screen. I turned it off, took out the batteryand nothing helped. I tried to reset the PRAM but it didn't seem to work. I was going to reinstall OSX to see if that would do anything but I'm afraid it won't. Anyone have any suggestions?
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Old Apr 4, 2011, 07:42 PM   #2
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How old is it and which model is it?
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Old Apr 4, 2011, 07:46 PM   #3
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^ what they said

also,

Does the computer seem to turn on, but just the screen doesn't turn on...?
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Old Apr 4, 2011, 07:55 PM   #4
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Exclamation MacBook Pro: Distorted video or no video issues

http://support.apple.com/kb/ts2377
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Old Apr 4, 2011, 07:57 PM   #5
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I bought it in 2008 its the Macbook Pro 15" with a 2.4 GHZ processer
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Old Apr 4, 2011, 07:58 PM   #6
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^ what they said

also,

Does the computer seem to turn on, but just the screen doesn't turn on...?
I hear a clicking noise for when it starts to turn off and then nothing, the light at the front of the computer is faint and stays faint
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Old Apr 4, 2011, 07:58 PM   #7
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checked the above link?
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Old Apr 4, 2011, 07:59 PM   #8
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can you connect your macbook pro to an external monitor and see if the external monitor gets any signal?
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can you connect your macbook pro to an external monitor and see if the external monitor gets any signal?
No I can't, I don't have the cables for it.
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Old Apr 4, 2011, 08:02 PM   #10
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I bought it in 2008 its the Macbook Pro 15" with a 2.4 GHZ processer
Bring it in to an apple store, your graphics card is most likely shot, it's been a known problem for almost 3 years now. Apple will put in a new logic board for free under the extended warranty on that graphics card(4 years from date of purchase). I have the same computer and got mine changed a few weeks ago.
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Old Apr 4, 2011, 08:02 PM   #11
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checked the above link?
I did, I saw that before when I was trying to find solutions before, thats what I'm afraid of. I just can't pay for the cost to repair the computer.
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Old Apr 4, 2011, 08:04 PM   #12
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there is no cost for repair for that issue. Apple will do it for free even if you are not under warranty. It is an issue with NVIDIA.

But we are not yet sure that if your issue is with the Logic Board..
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Old Apr 4, 2011, 08:04 PM   #13
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Bring it in to an apple store, your graphics card is most likely shot, it's been a known problem for almost 3 years now. Apple will put in a new logic board for free under the extended warranty on that graphics card(4 years from date of purchase). I have the same computer and got mine changed a few weeks ago.
I think I will, having this happens is very frustrating
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I had my Logic Board replaced thrice for this issue. Very annoying.
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Old Apr 4, 2011, 08:09 PM   #15
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I had my Logic Board replaced thrice for this issue. Very annoying.
Wow, did you end up getting a new computer or just kept fixing that one
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