Macbook Pro screen not working. Help please.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by FuNyuN, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. FuNyuN, Oct 21, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2013

    FuNyuN macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2012
    Okay so I am going to give you a full background of what I did so everything is clear. My screen was working fine like always. I decided to do a update on my macbook via the App Store. I had a dying hard drive connected that never allows me to reboot my computer if connected. So after update it was stuck and would not startup. I had no choice but to unplug it and reboot manually. After I did that my screen no longer works. I am using the macbook now, I have it hooked up to my TV via DVI. I don't feel like my screen coincidentally stopped working at the exact moment I rebooted after an update that tells you not to reboot during. I feel like maybe I screwed up some graphical setting or something. Can anyone offer any suggestions? I would take it to an apple store but the nearest one is 90 minutes from me.

    Incase it matters i have a Mid-2010 Macbook Pro. And here are some pictures of how my screen looks. It looks like this until it eventually fades to black (takes about 2 minutes)

    Thanks for any help.
  2. FuNyuN thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2012
  3. durkkin macrumors regular

    Sep 23, 2013
    So it will start up and work when connected to an external display, but the internal display will not show anything? Is the internal display being recognized in system profiler or display preferences?
  4. FuNyuN thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2012
    Yes. It's showing up. Here's what it says.

    NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M:

    Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
    Type: GPU
    Bus: PCIe
    PCIe Lane Width: x16
    VRAM (Total): 256 MB
    Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)
    Device ID: 0x0a29
    Revision ID: 0x00a2
    ROM Revision: 3560
    gMux Version: 1.9.21
    Color LCD:
    Display Type: LCD
    Resolution: 1440 x 900
    Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    Built-In: Yes
    Resolution: 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
    Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
    Main Display: Yes
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    Rotation: Supported
    Television: Yes

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