Glimmer of hope?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Phwach, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. Phwach macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2008
    Sometime in August of last year, I dropped my laptop (2 GHz 2006 Macbook Core 2 Duo) off of a bed (about 2 feet.) When I tried to boot it after the fall, the screen would flash, the cd drive would churn once, and the fans would run. No chime, no screen activity. So I put it back in the box and buried it in the closet, assuming the motherboard or something bent. I just recently pulled it out to see if there were any new developments. Same thing. But when I tried to reset the PRAM, the screen gave me the grey screen and a chime! But after that things went back to the way they were. Can specific parts of the motherboard break (the RAM slots, etc.) or would nothing work if there were damage? Would a fall cause the RAM to unseat? Could this mean that this laptop is redeemable or what?
  2. msjones macrumors 6502


    Oct 18, 2007
    Nottinghamshire, UK
    If it was dropped it could be a damaged hard drive. Try to see if you can boot the mac from the recovery disks.

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