Macbook Pro black screen, what to do?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Barrynator, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. Barrynator macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    got a Macbook Pro 2.66 ghz bought sometime in 2008, and it has been my best friend and life-partner next to my wife and kid since then.

    But today when I came home from work the screen was completely black.
    When I try to start it up i get the hard-drive sound but not the apple chime, I can hear the hard-drive buzzing but nothing happens. Also the sleep light is on, but it is constant, not dimming.

    I did a fast google search and found some references to the logic board, but nothing to specific.
    Anyone able to help or share some wisdom?
    I would prefer not to buy a new one since they are quite expensive here in norway:)

    Thank you!
     
  2. aCondor macrumors 6502

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    I would say to go to an Apple store but I assume you don't have one nearby in Norway? That's usually the best bet in these types of situations.
     
  3. Barrynator thread starter macrumors newbie

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    We have some stores that carry apple products but im looking for a quick and easy fix here. Something along the lines of push here and press that for 3 sec:D
    I suspect that the logic board is fuxxed and i need to buy a new one, but could use some input from the expertise this forum carries.
     
  4. ExiledMafia macrumors regular

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    Go to an apple store, I dont see this as something that you can do over the phone.
     
  5. rychencop macrumors 65816

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    take it in...same thing happen with mine wed. it's the gpu and requires a new logic board.
     
  6. Barrynator thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How much did it cost?
     
  7. jamesarm97 macrumors 65816

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    Must be the thing now. My 2006 Macbook Pro just went black yesterday right before I left work. I use the DVI port at work and nothing on the monitor either. I can connect via screen sharing but the lcd and dvi does not work anymore. I tried rebooting and pram reset. The about this mac shows the GMA950 but no displays so I guess I am screwed. How long to the new Macbook Pros get refreshed? I use this for work and can't really wait.
     
  8. rychencop macrumors 65816

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    bill was $902.64. didn't cost me a cent.
     

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