HELP! MBP won't start up correctly everytime. Pic Inside

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  1. localmotion89, Oct 4, 2014
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    localmotion89 macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I am new to the forum, hoping to find help with an older macbook pro. I think its 2008, before the unibody models. The screen cracked on it, and I bought a screen to replace it, following directions I found online.

    After putting in the new screen. It only starts up correctly every now and then, maybe 1 out of 20 tries. When it doesn't start up correctly, it freezes at the apple screen with a pinwheel, very distorted picture (see attachment).

    Any help with what could be the problem? Graphics card? Hard drive?


    Thanks
     

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  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    If you have a 2008 model, you could very well have the dreaded 8600GT problem. Those graphics card like to die out on people, there was even a recall for them which ended back in 2012.

    The only way to fix it is a new logic board, which costs more than the computer is worth.
     
  4. localmotion89 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks snaky69, so there is no chance that Apple will do something about it anymore? If apple won't do anything about it, what are the chances that I can sell it, or part it out. I just replaced the screen and bought a new 85w charger for it.
     
  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    You may get extremely lucky and get a genius that's in a good mood that'll replace it either free or with the $300 or so flat rate (which is less expensive than the actual board).

    You can always try and sell it for parts, though it's probably not the most popular model for that, it's getting quite old.
     

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