help with a MacBook

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

  1. buttonz macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2010
    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

    Nov 5, 2007
    In the great white north
    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


    Sep 8, 2009
    Northern California
    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

    Apr 14, 2010
    If it has the startup sound I would probably suspect a bad LCD, other wise 3beeps for bad ram.

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