MacBook Pro screen turns black when I open my laptop

immoore

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 9, 2008
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Hey Everyone,

Over the last couple weeks, the screen on my MacBook Pro (purchased July 2011) has started turning black/going to sleep whenever I open my laptop. The problem can be fixed if I press one of the brightness keys (sometimes) or by unplugging the laptop. Indeed, the problem only ever occurs when the laptop is plugged in (it works perfectly fine when not). Does anyone know how I can fix this? The laptop still turns on and I still see the log-in screen for a couple seconds before it goes black.

Thanks!
 

howieb69

macrumors newbie
Jan 21, 2012
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I have the exact same problem with my 17" mid 2011 Macbook Pro. have taken it to the Apple store, and they cannot find the problem, but have told me to do a backup, and reinstall all applications individually, as they believe that it"s a 3rd party software issue somewhere........FRUSTRATING!
 

lionheart619

macrumors member
Dec 15, 2011
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Hey Everyone,

Over the last couple weeks, the screen on my MacBook Pro (purchased July 2011) has started turning black/going to sleep whenever I open my laptop. The problem can be fixed if I press one of the brightness keys (sometimes) or by unplugging the laptop. Indeed, the problem only ever occurs when the laptop is plugged in (it works perfectly fine when not). Does anyone know how I can fix this? The laptop still turns on and I still see the log-in screen for a couple seconds before it goes black.

Thanks!
You need to replace the logic board.
 

howieb69

macrumors newbie
Jan 21, 2012
8
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I had my logic board and ram replaced by the apple store, and it did not fix the issue.