Dead MacBook Pro Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Angels&Airwaves, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Angels&Airwaves macrumors member

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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.
     
  2. Mersailios macrumors regular

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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.
     
  3. duffer6 macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  4. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    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.
     
  5. Angels&Airwaves thread starter macrumors member

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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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