Macbook Pro 17" -- Screen Not Turning On

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vkramer, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Woke up this morning, turned on MBP - screen not powering up, but the laptop is turning on fine.

    its a 17" Santa Rosa 2GB Ram, 2.4ghz Core2Duo

    anyone help?

    or should i go to Apple Store
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    Ive had this same problem !
    only started happening recently

    Hard reset doesnt fix problem =[
     
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    rychencop

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    take it in.
     
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    nikhsub1

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    Yeah your GPU is DEAD. I've had 2 die now...
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    If you live close to a Mac Store, and are still under warranty, I'd take it in. If you aren't near a Mac Store, and still under warranty, call it in and your AppleCare Agent will get take care of you. :)
     
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    e12a

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    could be a dead GPU. even if it is out of warranty, take it to an apple store or a service center. They should be able to tell. GPU problems are covered for an extra year after purchase.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2377
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    Glad to see someone using the support page. You have no idea how rare that is. :p
     
  8. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Do they do repairs in the apple store over the weekend?
    I was told that they had the part in store and wouldn't have to mail it out.
     
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    e12a

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    as long as they are open, yes.
     

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