MBP display issue.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SeanL116, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. SeanL116 macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2008
    When I tried to boot up my MBP today, the screen remained black. The keyboard backlight comes on, I can adjust the volume, I hear the drives spinning, but the display will not show anything.
    I tried restarting, adjusting brightness, removing the battery, and resetting the RAM, but nothing worked. I also tried plugging in an external monitor. While it recognized an input (it moved away from the "no input" screen), it was entirely black.

    Is this a video card issue (I have the 2.4GHz, so it's an 8600 iirc)?
    What else could it be, and how can I fix it (no applecare).
  2. alexprice macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2005
    Hi Sean, I hate to say this but it does sound like a graphics fault:(... Whats the first 5 digits of the serial number?

    Have you upgraded the RAM recently (sounds odd I know).


  3. SeanL116 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2008
    I don't have the serial no. info handy, but the model no. is A1226.

    I have not upgraded the RAM.
  4. Solemony macrumors 6502


    Nov 26, 2008
    I'm pretty sure the box that holds your MBP has the serial #. Hope you didn't throw it away..
  5. SeanL116 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2008
    No, it's at home (and I have it recorded with other similar items, but that list is also at home). I just got back to my college apt, so I don't have the info here. :-/
  6. bezerk3r86 macrumors member

    Nov 3, 2008
    yours is probably one of the affected 8600GT models..Apple has a KB article about how to deal with this. They ask you to bring your machine to a nearby Apple Store. mine was also affected when the symptoms popped up, so they replaced the entire logic board.

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