MacBook pro won't start up

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by roger6106, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. roger6106, Oct 20, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2011

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    My MacBook pro won't start up. When I press the power button I the screen does not come on. I hear the disc drive, the hard drive, and the fans. the hard drive stops seeking almost imediately but continues to run. The power indicator lights up brightly and then dims. If I close the lid the light brightens, and if I open it it dims again. There is no sound if I press the volume buttons.

    I have tried plugging it into another screen, resetting the smc, resetting the pram, starting up in target disc mode, and even removing the hard drive and erasing the sleepimage file from a friends mac.

    Does anybody have any suggestions?

    Update: I am able to use my hard drive on his mac, so that is not the problem.
     
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  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Now I'm wondering if it's a graphics card failure. Apparently my model has the defective nvidia card. If that is the cause, Apple will replace it for free according to http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2377.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's the logic board. $556 to replace it, so it might be time for a new mac.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    yea unfortunately it sounds like your mac took a crap
     

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