2yr old mbp - no screen

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by marvin*1*2, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. marvin*1*2 macrumors member

    marvin*1*2

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    i got this mbp, approx 2 yrs old, that, apparently after having been in sleep mode for a while, now has no screen anymore (well, it has but it stays dark).
    no updates, no sw installs were made before that.

    when switching on, the chime sounds, but nothing else happens.

    now, i reset the pram, the smc, left it without battery overnight, tried the 'push the power button for 5secs without battery', tried connecting it to an external tft...nothing...:(

    warranty is expired...now before the owner goes to pay big bucks at the apple store for having it looked at...any other ideas what else we could try?
    thank you.
     
  2. gorjan macrumors 6502

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    Probably graphic card failure, if the MBP has the nVidia 8600. Apple will fix it for free.
     
  3. marvin*1*2 thread starter macrumors member

    marvin*1*2

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    yeah, that's what i fear...
    why would they replace an nvidia8600 for free?
     
  4. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    Honestly there is nothing you can do anyway except bring it there, even if it does cost you money. They'll be able to tell you better.

    To answer your question, I believe they extended the warranty on the 8600 part to 3 years. However, if they deem it to be something else, it will cost you.
     

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