15" Macbook Pro Screen Problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RaFFMyZZteR, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. RaFFMyZZteR macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys...first post on macrumors and I have a serious problem. As I type this post up, I can only see about 2/3 of my screen. The bottom 1/3 of the screen is just not working. Below are three pictures showing how and where the screen doesn't work. Please help me figure out what the exact problem is so that maybe I can fix it myself. Don't have apple care so all repairs are out of pocket (would rather fix myself than pay double or triple the amount to have apple do it).

    Here is some info about the laptop:

    MacBookPro3,1
    MBP31.0070.B07
    SMC Version: 1.16f11

    Let me know if you guys need any other info.
    Thanks in advance.

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  2. ritsard macrumors regular

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    have you tried connecting it to an external monitor?
     
  3. RaFFMyZZteR thread starter macrumors newbie

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    no...will try right now and let you know what happens.
     
  4. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

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    Definitely looks like it could possibly be related to the invidia 8600 defects, for which Apple has just extended the warranty to 3 years. Go the Apple Store and let them take a look.
     
  5. RaFFMyZZteR thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just hooked it up to an external monitor and it works like a champ.
     
  6. RaFFMyZZteR thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey man any chance you have any links to the extended warranty info? Want to take a look at it before I make a trip down to the apple store (like to be knowledgeable about stuff I'm talking about).
     
  7. RaFFMyZZteR thread starter macrumors newbie

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    bump...anyone know where I can find info on that extended warranty?
     
  8. RaFFMyZZteR thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you so much...I think my laptop applies in this group of messed up laptops...got an appointment for Wednesday, hopefully all ends well.
     

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