MacBook Pro screen won't turn on

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  1. Big Stevie, Dec 14, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2013

    Big Stevie macrumors 6502a

    Big Stevie

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    #1
    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?
     
  2. MacForScience macrumors 6502

    MacForScience

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    #2
    Is the screen actually off, or is the image there but it just looks like the light was turned out?

    Cheers
     
  3. Big Stevie thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Big Stevie

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    #3
    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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