help with a MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by buttonz, May 13, 2010.

  1. buttonz macrumors newbie

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    hi there, ive been offered a MacBook from a friend of mine for FREE!........BUT! theres a catch! it turns on (all lights come on and HDD spins up) but the screen stays black? anyone got any ideas what this could be? Graphics Card/Chip? any help would be very helpful!
     
  2. eman macrumors 6502a

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    Does the macbook chime and POST? Could be the light is burned out in the LCD or the inverter is bad.
     
  3. macgeek18 macrumors 68000

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    I know this is going to sound dumb, but did you check the brightness? I have freaked out before thinking my screen went dead but it was just the brightness was turned all the way down.
     
  4. miicah macrumors regular

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    If it has the startup sound I would probably suspect a bad LCD, other wise 3beeps for bad ram.
     

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