Macbook Pro sense of humour failure

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by DaniGirl, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. DaniGirl macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2009
    So my Macbook Pro is about 3 years old.... I don't have any cover whatsoever anymore and have moved away from anywhere near that does Macs.

    I rang one person who specialises but nope.. no help whatsoever.

    The Problem

    Had my MBP in sleep mode a lot. Naughty I know and then one day, screen wouldn't switch back on. Restarted. Chimes but no screen.

    Tried resetting the PRAM, hard restart, all those buttony things at the bottom but no such luck.

    Someone connected it via Firewire to my dad's MB and tried to do the sleep file. Didn't work.

    The battery was on the way out as well so thought it might be that but doesn't work off the mains either.

    Left toiling in corner for three or so months whilst I tried to decide what to do.

    Tomorrow I have a mate who's just started training in Macs to have a go.

    Advised me to back up and knew I was able to do this.

    Connected FireWire and turned on MBP and NOTHING.

    Was annoyed, left for a few minutes and then it randomly booted up. Still no screen.

    Started to transfer music and accidently knocked out the Firewire. Did the restart T thing and then the screen, magically out of nowhere, came on again!

    Jumped for joy and started installing updates (Including a firmware one).

    Installation finished. Mac restarted....reverts back to screen not switching on.

    Am transferring my files now, MBP APPEARS to be working just no screen.

    Any ideas?
  2. geoffreak macrumors 68020


    Feb 8, 2008
    Could be as simple as a loose cable. Since you are out of warranty anyways, just open it up and check the connections.
  3. DaniGirl thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2009
    Eeek, wouldn't even dare to try that! My dad has been really nice and said that if it's toast then I can have his MB, but I want my MBP :(

    It teased me by starting again and then it just cut out again.... I don't want to start trying to reset the pram etc again as I did that firmare update.
  4. geoffreak macrumors 68020


    Feb 8, 2008
    Resetting PRAM or SMC won't undo a firmware update. If you haven't done those already, do them.

    Taking apart a MBP is very easy if you have a few screwdrivers. There are great picture guides to show you the way.

    If it really is toast, you have nothing to lose, so try anything and everything.

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