Any way to fix black screen from another computer?

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  1. bcreid2 macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2008 macbook pro with snow leopard installed. When i turned the computer on the computer boots up but my screen stays black. Sometimes when i try to restart the computer i don't even get a chime. When i do get a chime, i can share the screen and run the macbook from my imac. Is there a way to get my screen to turn on remotely from my imac?
     
  2. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    Click the  in the menu of the MacBook.

    Hold Option and click, "System Profiler...", it will only appear as long as you hold option.

    Check under Graphics/Displays that there is a display listed under "Displays:"

    If your display is detected, it should look somewhat like this:

    [​IMG]
     
  3. bcreid2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    All it says...

    when i go to display/graphics under the profiler all it says is:

    Chipset model: GMA X3100
    Type: GPU
    Bus: Built-in
    VRAM (total) 64 MB of shared system memory
    Vendor Intel (0x8086)
    Device id: 0x2a02
    Revision id: 0x0003
    Displays:
    Display connector:

    and that is it? Is this normal? Is it not detecting the display?
     
  4. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    Boy howdie, looks like your display is not connected. Have you ever opened you MacBook?
     
  5. bcreid2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, i have opened it before. Where does the display plug in? If my graphics card is bad will it still not register a connected display? Thanks...
     
  6. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    As I suspected, it looks like somebody forgot a step in their ifixit guide ^.^ :rolleyes:

    [​IMG]

    Go to iFixit.com and check the guides for disassembling and reassembling the MacBook so you can make sure you firmly and securely plug in the display cable.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. bcreid2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your help....i will see what i can see!
     
  8. bcreid2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It looks as though everything is plugged in. Any other ideas? Another thing, if i do not do a pram reset when i turn it on then i don't get the chime and i cannot share the macbook screen with my imac. So, i have a black screen and when i turn it on no chime and no access unless i do a pram reset (which i still have a black screen.
     
  9. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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