macbook won't start up

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Keith Ruhl, May 6, 2016.

  1. Keith Ruhl macrumors newbie

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    I inherited a 15" MacBook pro 2009. It has a 3.06 core 2 processor.
    When you press the power button the fans come on but there is chime, the screen remains black, and the sleep light never comes on. I have removed the logic board and inspected it for liquid damage and the is no signs of it just dust.
    I have tried all the usual smc resets etc. including changing the ram.
    Would this be an issue with the video chip. I have a small reflow station.
     
  2. garirry macrumors 68000

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    I'll first suggest to check the display connector, and also try connecting it to an external monitor to see if it's a screen problem.
     
  3. Keith Ruhl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nothing just fans. The1 starts up then the second one a second later but it does charge the battery.
     
  4. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    Possibly dead capacitor on motherboard that stops gpu working, I recall reading this was a common failure on 2009 models after a few years of heavy use.
     

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