Dead MacBook Pro Question

Angels&Airwaves

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Sep 24, 2007
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Guys and Gals,

Got a question about a 2008 model MacBook Pro that's dead. I'm looking to get rid of (bartering, selling, etc on craigslist), and I need to know what could be wrong with it. The computer does chime when it starts up. The display does not turn on, and the sleep light stays on non-stop. I'm guessing it's the video card. I'd like to know if there's a way to tell if the logic board is involved with the problem. Is there any way I can test this? I thought about trying to boot the dead laptop up while using my other one as a monitor to see if it would work. Please let me know! Thanks.
 

Mersailios

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Oct 23, 2011
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I would recommend connecting the MacBook Pro to an external display, perhaps it's not the graphics processing unit but rather the display itself.
 

duffer6

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Feb 13, 2011
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Guys and Gals,

Got a question about a 2008 model MacBook Pro that's dead. I'm looking to get rid of (bartering, selling, etc on craigslist), and I need to know what could be wrong with it. The computer does chime when it starts up. The display does not turn on, and the sleep light stays on non-stop. I'm guessing it's the video card. I'd like to know if there's a way to tell if the logic board is involved with the problem. Is there any way I can test this? I thought about trying to boot the dead laptop up while using my other one as a monitor to see if it would work. Please let me know! Thanks.
If it is the video card I believe you own the model that had an warranty extension that required Apple to replace the logic board free of charge. I would go that route first.
 

nateo200

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Feb 4, 2009
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If it is the video card I believe you own the model that had an warranty extension that required Apple to replace the logic board free of charge. I would go that route first.
Agreed. Don't want to jump to selling something worth value yet! If that doesn't work out then Target disk mode via firewire on another computer..don't need a GPU for that...or better yet screen sharing.
 

Angels&Airwaves

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Original poster
Sep 24, 2007
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Whoa, I didn't know about that warranty replacement; that's awesome! Looks like I'll be getting this one fixed because it does have the affected video unit. Thank you!!!!
 
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