Okay. So I REALLY want/need a macbook pro for many reasons. I won't go to in depth about that, but I most don't have the money to buy a macbook right now, so a friend of mine gave me his old broken one because, well, it broke and he got a new one. After researching the issues the macbook pro was having (powering up, blank screen, no chime, still can hear cd drive and fans working) I learned that it is an issue with a recalled GPU that occurred in macbook pros that were manufactured between 2007-2008. But as I read more stories about people getting this fixed, it seems more recently they are just saying its the logic board and not the video card, which is partially right seeing the video card is on the logic board, but they wont fix it because the logic board is broken (which is most likely caused by the video card over heating on top of the logic board -_-). Anyways, as expected, I took my macbook pro to the "genius bar" and the guy ran a test on it and said it was the logic board and didn't really give me much of an explanation. He seemed preoccupied by another customer he was helping at the same time. He then told me they could fix it for $310 but possibly more because the macbook has some physical damage (which I don't understand how that could make the logic board cost more money) or I could call apple and have it sent to them to run more tests. I really just need advice from people who have gone through this process and what all I need to do get it fixed. I really need a computer soon, and it would be really nice if I could get this thing working, I don't want to have to use anything other than a mac.