Big Problem, Broken MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Gattz, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. Gattz macrumors regular

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    I have the Early 2008, MBP and it just broke I think. About an hour ago, I did a software update, and the laptop restarted and installed the updates properly. Everything was working fine, but then I wanted to go to my Windows side using Bootcamp, so I do as usual and restart the laptop. So when I restart it, the screen goes black as usual, but then it stays black... I've had this happen before, but I usually just hold the power button to shut off, and then start it up again and everything works fine. This time when I did this however, the screen stayed black like it wasn't even turned on. I tried turning it on and off, with and without the battery, and with different RAM too; nothing worked.

    I already made an appointment for Thursday for the Genius bar, since tomorrow there were no spots, but does anyone have a clue on how to fix this or what is wrong? I really don't want my HD to be broken because I have no external HD, so nothing is saved...
     
  2. Gattz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well in case anyone cared, I went to the Apple store and found out it had to do with the logic board and Nvidia graphics card. I'm suppose to get it back within 7-10 days. This crap would've cost over 500 dollars if I didn't have Applecare...
     
  3. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    No it would have been free. The NVidia GPU in those MacBook Pro's has been known to be defective. It is NVidia's fault, not Apple's.
     
  4. Gattz thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't know, I saw the receipt and I asked him about it and he said that it was free because I have Applecare.
     
  5. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    What he told you is incorrect. They have a repair extension plan to cover all defective 8600M GT-related failures.


    But... This is not important, all that is important is that your computer is being repaired for free!:D
     
  6. Gattz thread starter macrumors regular

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    I guess, I wish I was they told us about this before. I'm going back to school this Saturday, and without a laptop for first week or so will be a hassle.
     

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