Help! MacBook Pro does not start up

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gek.junxu, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. gek.junxu macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2015
    #1
    My MacBook Pro 15" (A1226) will not start up. Hard disk spins and GPU and cpu area does heat up but there is no display nor does the fan spin. Anybody know what has happened? I don't think it's the GPU problem as I keep it well ventilated.
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2013
    #2
    It sounds like...

    ....GPU failure, or screen connector failure. Try connecting it to an external screen if that works it's the screen if not probably the graphics card.

    At 8 years old you have gotten the life out of that 2007 mac thats for sure...
     
  3. gek.junxu thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2015
    #3

    Somehow... Magically... The MacBook Pro went back alive again. Hope the problem does not come back! :)
     
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2008
    #4
    It likely will.

    Those MBP have the nVidia 8600GT. That graphics card is a known ticking time bomb. There was a class action suit for that card against nVidia and apple had extended the warranty on it to 4 years. That program ended back in 2012. It'll fail completely, it's just a matter of time.
     

Share This Page