MBP 17" 2008 Model won't start up, no chime, keyboard won't work, hd boots up tho

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  1. crezza, May 14, 2012
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    crezza macrumors newbie

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    Right I gave my MCP a restart then the screen went black, tryed powering it down and starting up again and was still black. Tryed to put my snow leopard disc to try n recover none of the keys are working either, caps lock doesnt light up and I can't eject the snow leopard DVD now.

    Please any ideas?

    Tryed taking battery out and just running it straight from the socket

    Not joy
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Have you tried any of these steps?


    Btw, where does this "MCP" abbreviation come from, I have seen it being used several times for abbreviating "MacBook Pro"?

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  3. srxtr macrumors 6502a

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    When did they change the name to MaCbook Pro?
     
  4. crezza thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry my mistake I did mean to put MPB, was on my iPhone when I posted that and the auto correction must of changed it to MCP!,

    Still no joy with my laptop though, I've tried all the above and even took the ram out and back in again but it still won't start up, no chime no lights keyboards are unresponsive and I've got a disc stuck in the drive!
     
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    Ah, thanks for explaining it. That explains, why there have been several occurrences of that "auto correct".

    Could this help?
    MacBook Pro: Distorted video or no video issues
     
  6. crezza thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's brilliant, just booked an appointment for Thursday evening hopefully that's the case as my warranty is up now :mad:

    Thanks for your help
     
  7. crezza thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Right I've connected it to my friends mac tonight and target drive does not connect to other mac.

    I've got a genius appointment tomorrow at 7pm I'm praying it's not the logic board.

    Will let you no what they say
     
  8. crezza thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just got back from apple store and they diagnosed it with the logic board fault, my machine is the 2.5ghz so doesn't qualify with the faulty nvidia chip.

    They will replace it for £390, is it worth replacing?

    Any thoughts appreciated
     
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  10. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    As you are in the UK this thread should also be very useful

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1369921

    "I was contacted this morning by an Apple representative who informed me that they will be replacing the Logic Board, for free, at my earliest convenience."
     
  11. crezza thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your replys

    But I took the print out with me about the nvida chips and it says only models from 2.2-2.4 are covered

    How do I prove that the 2.5 models do have them in, I mean I can't just go back up with a link to a forum that's not solid evidence! I was ready to kick up a fuss until he said my machine wasn't covered

    Once agen thanks for everyone's input
     
  12. crezza thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not to worrying just realised mine is late 2008 MacBook, I can't believe they told me its not covered on the Nvivda chip pi$$ed me off! Going to have it out with them on Friday!
     
  13. crezza thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ive just double checked my serial number on apple website and it says:

    MacBook Pro (17-inch, Late 2008)

    there only excepting

    MacBook Pro (Early 2008)

    GUTTED!!! looks like im gonna have to pay for a new logic board :mad:
     
  14. crezza thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok i didnt rest there!!

    I phoned apple care and they confirmed that I do have the NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics processor in my MBP, so I have rang the apple store again spoke to the manager and they told me to bring it up to them tonight, they are going to be running a series of test to see if it is the chip thats faulty

    But what would people recommend me saying if they cant run the test and they basically turn around and say we cant run the test so it cant be the chip thats faulty

    I did tell them id been to see citizens advise and they said they are breaking the sales of good act (they soon changed there tone when I said this)!

    Thanks for everyones input!!!
     
  15. MarciaOR macrumors newbie

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    mbp 2008 would Not Boot. I spent half day trying -- tried Everything... No chime!!!
    Solution: --> I put in a random CD ( w/ some save docs n pictures) AND it started right up. Yes!,
    ---> It did turn off last night.
    Now --> Restarts by pushing Power Botton.
     

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