Logic board or video failure?

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  1. Hydroxs macrumors regular

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    Yesterday I saw that I had about 45mb of free memory and the memory started to swap from the hard drive so I rebooted my classic 15" mbp. On the reboot, I can hear the superdrive making the startup noise but the screen is black and there is no startup chime sound. I did a PRAM and SMC reset, swapped out the ram stick on both solts, and tried to boot to safe mode but no cure.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Looks like a trip to the Apple Store is in order :(
     
  3. Hydroxs thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yea I am going to give apple a call soon. I hoping that it is a video card problem so that I will be coverd under the extented warranty since I don't have apple care.
     
  4. Hydroxs thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well I got a call from apple and they told me that since there is no chime sound, they can't perform a video test to see if the 8600m gt is the problem. They said it is likey to be a logic board problem and quoted me $900 to fix it in store or $300 to send it off and fix it somewhere else.
     
  5. andyboutte macrumors member

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    1. when you say you have the classic MBP do you mean from early 2006? If that is true then you do not have the 8600
    2. when you say you swapped ram did you try known good ram?
    3. have you tried booting off external?
     

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