2008 MacBook Pro Screen is black

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kgzaf, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. kgzaf macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2010
    Today, after I did a software update on my MBP, I let it restart to complete it.After about 15 minutes I went to check if it had finished and realized there was something wrong.

    My screen was black,as if the MBP was turned off but the hard drive was working and doing the sound it always did.I turned it off by using the turn on/off button and then it turned off.After turning it on again it didn't do the start up chime and again the hard drive was working and the screen was black.

    Also the buttons aren't lighted up nor is the Apple logo at the back off the screen.I tried pressing my caps lock key but the green light didn't turn on.

    I've tried reseting the SMC but nothing happened.

    I searched the Apple Troubleshooting site but didn't find anything that could help me.Any thoughts/solutions/links that may help me?Should I take the MBP to an authorized service provider?

    Thanks in advance for your help.
  2. fs454 macrumors 68000

    Dec 7, 2007
    Los Angeles / Boston
    Early 2008 pre-unibody? nVidia 8600M GT failure. Most common defect out there.

    Take it in, they'll replace your logic board.
  3. naples98 macrumors member


    Sep 9, 2008
    Yep, same thing happened to me. They replaced my logic board for free even though I didn't have Applecare.

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