MacBook Pro screen won't turn on

Big Stevie

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Original poster
Jun 20, 2012
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My 2012 MacBook Pro Mavericks has suddenly stopped turning on properly. I get the start up chime and the keyboard lights up, but the screen doesn't turn on, it remains black.

I always just close the lid to turn it off, but occasionally i do a full turn off with the power button. When I used the MacBook earlier today I turned it off by holding the power button down. 30 mins later I turned it back on and started experiencing the problem.

I've made a Genius appointment for next Friday, hopefully my 3 yr Apple Care will save me, but is there anything I can try myself in the meantime please?
 
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Big Stevie

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jun 20, 2012
986
312
UK
The screen is definately off. Are there any techniques where I could switch the MacBook on whilst holding down certain buttons, to reset it?
 
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