MBP: No chime no nothing

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by roblin, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. roblin macrumors regular

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    MBP 17" santa rosa
    worked fine until this week
    when i try to boot it up nothing happens. no chime, no screen, but the sleep-light is on, the disc is spinning, it gets hot. if I close the lid the sleep-light is brighter.

    no warranty, apple claims logic-extension is only valid with chime.

    thinking of taking it to the local apple service provider but they charge $150/h just to look at it. how much do you think it will cost me? better to just buy a new one?

    how do i get access to the files on in?

    thanks!
     
  2. drummerlondonw3 macrumors 6502a

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    first question, do you have an active back up of your files?
     
  3. airplaneman macrumors 6502a

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    Just take the HD out and put it in an external case. Use another computer (I think it has to be a Mac due to the filesystem type) to read the info. If you have a backup, all is well :).
     
  4. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

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    Kill it somehow, i.e. take out the battery, then reset PRAM.
     
  5. roblin thread starter macrumors regular

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    nothing happens when i try it. dont think my comp gets far enough to start listen to the keyboard, capslock eject etc doenst do anything.
     
  6. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Your logic board has died. Call apple, you're going to have to pay for a replacement. Sorry to break it to you.
     
  7. roblin thread starter macrumors regular

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    as I expected... how much? are we talking $200, $500 or $1000?

    buying a new 13"(with educ and a free iPod touch, sell the ipod and buy a intel ssd) sounds more and more interesting....
     
  8. fehhkk macrumors 6502a

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  9. roblin thread starter macrumors regular

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  10. drummerlondonw3 macrumors 6502a

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    sorry to hear it, remember though you will still want to remove your HD as this will be functioning when you/if someone else repairs the logic board
     
  11. roblin thread starter macrumors regular

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    yep, but that looks a bit timeconsuming and difficult, also i need something to read the disc. maybe its worth my time to fix it and sell it for a bit more compared to spending lots of time trying to format the drive.

    how much do you think a 2.4ghz, 160gb 3gb 1920x1200 sells for working and broken? i value my time so not really into finding the right buyer...
     
  12. roblin thread starter macrumors regular

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    apple wanted $2k to fix the broken logic board. lol. will sell it as trash. while waiting a bought a 13" mbp, love it! unibody rules....
     

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