9/2007 MacBook Pro 15" CAN SOMEONE HELP ME-Black screen

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  1. 4lisawriter macrumors newbie

    4lisawriter

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    Hi everyone,

    I just bought this laptop this week used. It was working beautifully until about 2 hours ago. I get the chime when I turn it on. I have 5 lights on the battery (fully charged) and the keyboard lights up. I hear sound. But the screen is black.

    This is my first laptop. Can someone advise me on what to do?

    Thank you,
     
  2. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

    ergdegdeg

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    You have one of the faulty video cards. If you go to an Apple Store, they should repair it for free.

    More info here.
     
  3. devilstrider macrumors 6502a

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  4. 4lisawriter thread starter macrumors newbie

    4lisawriter

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    I paid $680.00 shipped.
     
  5. 4lisawriter thread starter macrumors newbie

    4lisawriter

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    Thank you. I've got an appt tomorrow @ the Apple Store and am crossing fingers you're right. I'll keep you posted. Thanks again.:)
     
  6. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    There's going to be a lot more of these 3-4 yo SR MBPs flowing into the used market. It's not going to be pretty.

    Cheers,
     
  7. asante macrumors newbie

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    One fix to black/flickering screen

    The screen on my macbook pro has gone black and/or flickered numerous times. I tried several of the fixes on this board, none of them seemed to work. After much trial and error, I ran both thumbs firmly down the full length of the screen. At least for me, this solution works 100% of the time and only takes 2-3 seconds.:)
     
  8. diehldun macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe so, but chances are high you have the faulty video card. I know because it happened to me three times.
     
  9. 4lisawriter thread starter macrumors newbie

    4lisawriter

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    'mac daddy' is fixed

    it was the logic board after all. apple replaced it for free since it was one of those 2007's with problems. thanks everyone for replying and making me feel better. :)
     

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