2007 Macbook Pro done for?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iVikD, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. iVikD macrumors regular

    iVikD

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    Hello all, I have a 2007 Macbook Pro, with the cursed NVidia gfx card, which refuses to turn on, showing only static on the screen (pic attached)
    Any way to fix this, or is it totally dead?

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  2. sofianito macrumors 65816

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    Did you try to connect your MBP to an external display?
     
  3. iVikD thread starter macrumors regular

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    I did, the MBP's screen turned on to the same static and the external didn't pick anything up
     
  4. sofianito macrumors 65816

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    I was lucky enough to get my late 2007 17" MBP motherboard replaced recently for free by Apple. I was out of warranty since January 2012 and had the black screen 3 months later. But after insisting a lot, escalating the issue to Applecare and CR departments, and praying a lot, they did an exception :). Though my MBP had to pass previously a test to prove it was a GPU issue... You could always try your luck...
     
  5. iVikD thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wish I could, but there's no Apple support where I live :(
     
  6. AlexMaximus macrumors 6502

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    your solution..



    Just go on ebay and type: "macbook pro repair" or BGA Repair

    Usually there should come up multiple options of repair shops that are specialised on the famous 08' model. (BGA stands for Ball Grid Array)

    If you are not lucky, look up google for repair shop in your state, county or country. As a reference, in Southern Germany a BGA repair goes for around 150 bucks, (99 if you are lucky.)
    But I would go to those that are only do the MBP 08', they do that all day long and advertise also on ebay.

    :apple:
     
  7. Idefix macrumors 6502

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    here's your best resource:

    http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/feedback/MacBookPro_video_failure.html#storytop

    Mine is the second most-recent report. I resurrected the screen almost 5 times by letting it heat up by itself, as you'll see in the report. The fix didn't hold long at all, but it held long enough to have it tested at a genius bar--where it went dead during the test.

    Anyway, you'll have to read the reports, perhaps "baking in an oven" will work for you. If Apple is generous, they might want $310 to replace the MB, but I've also seen reports of charging $510, which is no longer worth it.
     

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