Macbook GPU Dead?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by MyMacLovesMeAndILoveMyMac, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. MyMacLovesMeAndILoveMyMac macrumors newbie


    Nov 25, 2015
    Hello, I have a Macbook 1st gen, with 2 gigs or ram, and Intel Core Duo. I have a Macbook Pro, but I want to use my old Macbook for a secondary Mac. But it has a problem. When I try to boot, instead of showing the login screen, it shows to shades of blue and a spinning wheel. I have heard the Macbook Pro 2011 has this problem sometimes but I have a Macbook 1,1. I have tried booting into safe mode, doing fsck -fy, and many other things, but none of them work. I don't think it is worth it to take it to a Apple Store considering it is like 9 years old. Any other methods I can try? It is running Snow Leopard.
  2. gooser macrumors 6502a

    Jul 4, 2013
    i would be surprised if the apple store will even look at it. you may have to find someone else which i guess is the reason you are here.
  3. Max(IT) Suspended


    Dec 8, 2009
    does it works connected to an external display ?
  4. Dwayne82 macrumors member

    May 16, 2015
    - Can you move the beachball (colored spinning wheel)?
    - Did you try to boot from an installation-disk or -stick? (hold down the "option"-key while booting and choose the disk/stick.)
    - Did you try the target-disk-mode?

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