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

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    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

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    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

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    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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