MacBook Pro Died when sleeping!

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  1. evil_santa macrumors 6502a

    evil_santa

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    I have a MBP 15" 2.4ghz, built around feb 08, purchased from the referb store (uk) may 08

    I left it uploading a file last night , when i came back to it , it had gone to sleep, when i tried to wake it , it did not wake, so i held down the power for 10 sec until it restarted.

    On restart the screen did not illuminate & i got no chime. I have tried to reset pram , and boot from start up DVD, but i dont think the keyboard has any power, as the shift lock dose not light up, also using an external keyboard dose not work as i don't think there is any power on the usb port.

    I can hear the HD spin and the start up DVD will spin, but all i get is the white light on the front on all the time, about 1/2 brightness,

    I have tried reseating the memory, starting up with out the battery, draining the battery, different power supply, but no luck, any suggestions?

    any recommended repair centers in central or west london?

    Thank

    eSanta
     
  2. AnotherFanBoy macrumors regular

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  3. spinnerlys Guest

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    Apple Stores in London


    Brent Cross
    Unit V6a, Upper West Mall
    Brent Cross Shopping Centre
    London
    NW4 3FP
    020 8359 1050


    Regent Street
    235 Regent Street
    London
    W1B 2EL
    020 7153 9000


    White City
    Westfield London
    Ariel Way
    London
    W12 7GF
    020 8433 4600
     
  4. bolen macrumors 6502

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    Have you tried with resetting the PRAM and SMC?
     
  5. evil_santa thread starter macrumors 6502a

    evil_santa

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    yep tried pram and smc., having had a look about various forums , i get the feeling it the logic board, any idea how much that will be to replace or am i just better off getting another mbp. ( with extended warranty this time)
     
  6. spinnerlys Guest

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    I think a logic board replacement costs around 500 - 800 €, at least for the iBook it cost 500 €.


    Oh, after searching for logic board replacement, I found the following:
    http://www.dttservice.com/macbookpro.html

    It doesn't seem that costly.
     
  7. evil_santa thread starter macrumors 6502a

    evil_santa

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    just got it back from the apple store, new logic board cost £445 and took 4 working days !!!
     
  8. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    That sucks. Next time buy AppleCare ;)

    When I saw this thread title, I wanted to reply, "at least it died a peaceful death":D
     
  9. airplaneman macrumors 6502a

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    :D Same here.:)
     
  10. pier macrumors 6502

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    If you have (well had) an Nvidia 8600GT you probaly are suffering the very known and hated "black screen of death".

    It happened to me like a week ago and apple replaced for free in 3 days.

    Go to your apple store and if they tell you to pay point them to this apple notice
    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2377

    They will do it for free.

    Once you get your new logic board don't forget to turn on again time machine (if you used it) and to repair disk permissions.

    ;)
     

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