Help! Suddenly no display on MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by superleccy, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. superleccy macrumors 6502a

    superleccy

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    Hi

    I can't get a picture on my MBP's display (see sig).

    The computer seems to be working, because I can start it up and shut it down using the power button, and I can hear the startup chime. Also it makes one of its system noises when I press keys (I guess it's waiting for me to select a user from the list).

    The really odd thing is that it won't give me a picture on my external Cinema Display either. Has the graphics card died?

    I've tried resetting PRAM (command-opt-P-R). I can hear that working, but it's not fixing the display. I've also tried control-shift-eject to reset the displays. No luck there either.

    I've run out of ideas. I've got clients coming round any time now to play them the album I've just spend the past year making on Logic Pro - not that I'm getting melodramatic or anything.

    I have Applecare, but they are closed on Sunday. Grr.

    Any help greatly appreciated.
    SL

    EDIT: Tried booting from the system CD. No joy either.

    Should I reset the PMU, or does that not apply for the MBP?
     
  2. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Oh no!!! Cursed! :eek:

    Did you try any of those?
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1573


    How about try resetting the NVRAM?
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1379
     
  3. superleccy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    superleccy

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  4. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Sounds like you'll be visiting an AppleStore soon..

    Good luck!
     
  5. superleccy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    superleccy

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    So it would seem. :( Thanks for trying to help.

    SL
     
  6. superleccy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    superleccy

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    Fixed it... for now at least.

    There's a huge thread about the issue here...

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1478474

    After a day of trying things, in the end I just did a "safe boot" by holding down shift during startup. However, I had previously followed the instructions described by clemson47 on page 2 of that thread... maybe that had something to do with it.

    However, there are also reports of people fixing that problem, only to have it reoccur later. I'm glad I've got Applecare now (even if they aren't open on Sundays).

    SL
     

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