Help! I can hear the start-up noises but the screen goes black after that

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ohpaul16, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. ohpaul16 macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2012
    I have a 2008 Macbook Pro Model. I do not have the exact specs with me at the moment but I will be willing to post it later if anyone needs it.

    I can hear the start up sound but the screen is completely black. There is no chime and nothing else on the screen. I have read that some of the 2008 models have had graphic card problems with the GT 8600 Nvidia models, however, it has been almost 4 years since I bought my mac.

    Can anyone provide any advice on how to fix this? Or can anyone confirm that it is the graphics card? :(
  2. ohpaul16 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2012
    It is the one on the left. It was the last few models right before the new Macbook Pros came out. I have yet to try those, but I will as soon as I can.

    Also, I have also tried using an external screen, but the screen is also black. Hope that helps
  3. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Then the logic board is probably fried. Contact Apple and see, if they can help you, as it probably is an issue with the GPU.

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