Flashing Question Mark Folder = Hard Drive? FUGGEDDABOUDDIT!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by TommyLee, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. TommyLee macrumors regular

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    So I'm servicing a Macbook with a flashing question mark folder and all the usual stuff (hold this button, hold that button) is not working and I can't even start up in target.

    In fact, the keyboard shows no signs of life at all. (don't tell me it died the same time as the HD!) I got no caps lock or num lock light. The only button that seems to work is the power button.
    • I plugged an Apple USB keyboard/mouse and still couldn't get anything.
    • I swapped the ram.
    • I even pulled the HD and stuck it in a MacBook Pro and it's fine.
    • when you press the power, the screen flashes bright for a millisecond then goes to about half the brightness.

    WHAT COULD POSSIBLY CAUSE THE FLASHING ? AND THE KEYBOARD TO SIMULTANEOUSLY GO OUT?
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    Take it to an Apple Store. Sounds like a logic board problem.

    TEG
     
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  4. TommyLee thread starter macrumors regular

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    WTF, THE KEYBOARD JUST CAME BACK ON?!?!?!?!!?!! :eek::eek::eek::eek:

    nah, i don't have any.

    i finally got it in target but the HD's pulled. man, what the hell... I can't run any hard ware tests from another machine while it's in target, can I? Wait... I can slip the drive back in, right?
     
  5. Sky Blue Guest

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    Your servicing Mac's but you don't have any spare logic boards??
     
  6. TommyLee thread starter macrumors regular

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    omg whats the world coming to?!?!?
    u should see me solder while drunk

    under the battery, under the sticky thing they got those little ribbon cables. They're all mouse right? None of them are keyboard?
     
  7. TommyLee thread starter macrumors regular

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    come back apple genius, i need your wisdom!!!
     
  8. emac82 macrumors 6502

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    Why are you trying to service a computer when you aren't familiar with the process?
     

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