Is my MBP dead?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by marklight, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. marklight, Dec 5, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2010

    marklight macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2006
    I came home to my MBP "dead" - it's a 2008 2.4 GHZ model.

    When I hit the power button I hear the cd drive do it's thing and the fans start to spin up, but there's no startup sound and the screen is completely dead. I've tried hooking it up to an external monitor but nothing. I've checked the battery - it's fine, and i've tried starting it when it's plugged into a power source. Nothing. Any ideas on anything else I can try?
  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

    Sep 10, 2008
    Asheville, NC
    There's a repair extension program for the logic board on that model for that issue. It's the graphics chip causing the problem. Take it to your local service center, and they'll verify it's the issue.
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    If you don't have any display and can't boot up, how could you possibly check the battery to know it's fine?

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