2007 MBP No display

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  1. dingster1 macrumors regular

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    So came home from work this morning and my 2007 MBP has no display. Tried pram reset, no luck. No keyboard lights, only the front power light is showing. Any hope for this or is it time to start deciding on an iMac?
     
  2. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    Considering it's 7 years old, it might be time for a new Mac.
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  3. dingster1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Funny you picked that meme. That's exactly what I said after working with it for a while. Oh well, it's been fun. Off to the iMac threads
     
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  5. Mr Bigins macrumors newbie

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    Are you getting anything as far as beeps go on start up?
     
  6. ZombiPod, Sep 28, 2014
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    ZombiPod macrumors newbie

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    If you're lucky it's not the GPU but the soldering that's faulty.

    My 2007 MacBook Pro will cold boot to a black screen. Booting while the machine is warm/hot and everything's fine again.

    Here's something you can try: start your Mac and put under a blanket until the fans come up running at full speed. Then reboot.

    Alternatively, you could try to blindly log in, start terminal.app via Spotlight and type 'yes'. This will max out one core of the CPU. Open another terminal window (Cmd+N) and start 'yes' again, this too will get your laptop to heat up quickly.

    I know intentionally putting it under thermal stress sounds scary and will eventually kill the laptop for good, but its not like it could get any worse right now. ;)

    I just hope mine survives until the Broadwell MBPs arrive…
     

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