MacBook Pro A1226 broken LCD external monintor problem....

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nickeverett1981, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. nickeverett1981 macrumors newbie

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    hi all, my macbook pro has a smashed LCD panel due to spectacular cycling accident. the machine itself still works fine and i have been using since without any problems by connecting it to an external monitor. the monitor has always just automatically woken up as i turn on the MBP. then yesterday i turned on the MBP and nothing happend. the external monitor did not wake up. i know the MBP is booting up as usual because i can hear it doing so through its own speakers. i dont remember changing anything the last time i was using it. i have no way of changing any settings in side the machine and i dont know what to do. i have tested the monitor and connections with another laptop and it works fine. does anybody have any ideas? please help... im on the brink of smashing things....:confused:
     
  2. duervo macrumors 68000

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    Sounds like your GPU is toast, since you get no display at all now. Probably going to need a new logic board.

    In the future, I would recommend a case like this, if you're going to be cycling with your laptop:

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects...table-laptop-protection-system-a?ref=category

    (I'm personally on the fence about getting one, because I really like the backpack that I have, but I can easily see how this one can be immensely valuable, especially after imagining your laptop flying through the air.)
     
  3. nickeverett1981 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hmmm. im not sure im ready to believe that its finally died... i already lost the battery due to expansion problem and LCD is smashed. if the graphics chip is shot as well i might as well bin the thing. that or spend enough money on it that i could buy a new one......

    isnt there any magical mac tricks i can try? im heart broken....
     

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