Macbook Pro internal monitor does not turn on but External Monitor works

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thesmilingpsych, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. thesmilingpsych macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,

    Sorry if this is a double post, but I am in a bit of a tricky situation. I have seen people all over the internet saying that their MBP monitor would not turn on, but I have not seen my situation before.

    I used the computer a week ago (it's a work machine and I'm a part time intern) and both the external and internal monitor worked. I shut it down and when I came back the computer booted up to the external monitor but gave no video on the internal. I shut down, removed the external monitor (connected by DVI cable) and rebooted. Nothing came up but when I connected the external again it worked fine.

    This had happened before, but when I shut down and rebooted without the cable connected it came back on immediately.

    Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated. I'm just hoping its not a bad graphics card or something that needs to go in for warranty.

    Thanks,

    TSP
     
  2. ghostchild macrumors 6502

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    I had the same problem, and I'm sorry to say its the logic board... which is worse than the graphics card problem... the whole board has to be swapped.. :mad:
     
  3. Sace macrumors member

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    What model do you use? The classic MBP models with the 8600mGT are known for this issue.

    Logicboard isn't worse than a graphics problem, if its hardware related. The graphics chip is soldered onto the board, and needs to be replaced.
     
  4. cfitz7111 macrumors 6502

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  5. ghostchild macrumors 6502

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    yea it is. its way more expensive too. expensive enough for me to justify a purchase of a new mbp. I believe he is using the non unibody mbp....
     
  6. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Ok, it looks like the logic board. But you could always use it as a desktop. External screen, external mouse and keyboard:D
     
  7. thesmilingpsych thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks everybody, looks like a call is going into applecare then.

    I considered using it as a desktop, but in the decision making process, a laptop (quite possibly refurbed, or just reallocated within the company) was ordered instead of a desktop to do video editing. It would be really beneficial to have both monitors working seeing as every other requirement is lacking, dual monitors would be a nice luxuary at least.
     

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