Macbook Dead?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by XP Defector, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. XP Defector macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2006
    Ok I will keep it breif, any advice appreciated.

    1. Six months ago in Thailand MacBook just cut out. Rebooted and had that flashing folder with a question mark. This was all that happened. Did not have OSX discs to run check on HD. Shipped MacBook home.

    2. Arrived back in UK. Now Screen will not appear, it flashes for a fraction of a second before switching off. Blank screen is all I get apart from this.

    3. Changed HD with my friends from a MacBook Pro. Same thing happened, nothing basically.

    4. Put OSX Disc in, now will not eject. I notice that if I let the system boot, I can' say for sure whats happening but the green lights for the capital button etc do not work. Infact I'm pretty sure the Keyboard is not working.

    5. There is no sound at start up.

    - What's up? Sounds pretty serious! Tempted to bin it and buy a new one, but maybe its fixable? It's possible it got a battering during shipping...

    Any ideas welcome.

  2. Moocher macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2008
    NE Atlanta area
    It does sound serious. Probably the logic board, but there are others here who might know more specifically.

    It would help others make suggestions if you indicated how old the macbook is, whether you have apple care, RAM, etc.

  3. XP Defector thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2006
    Hmm it was one of the original Intel MacBooks (white). So what, around 3 years? No Apple care...
  4. logana macrumors 65816


    Feb 4, 2006
    It does sound like the logicboard - which means you are looking at around £200-250 to repair something worth around £300-350.....

    Please don't bin it though - if you want rid of it please PM me - where in the UK are you ?

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