Monitor is black when I boot my MacBook Pro (need help)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pMay, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. pMay macrumors member

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    Hello,

    when I boot my MacBook Pro the Monitor does not turn on anymore.
    It is just black... The backlight of the Apple is off too.
    The Computer is still booting and I can hear the sound when I change the
    speaker volume setting.

    The MacBook Pro is 1,5 Years old and has a "Santa Rosa" chipset.

    Is that problem a known problem? Does anybody have any tips?
    I dont want to pay for a repair... In germany the "Gewärleistung"
    could maybe help me.

    Thanks,
    Philip
     
  2. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    Hey :) Maybe your nVidia graphics card has failed? If so, you're still covered by Apple, so if I were you I'd get Apple to check it out.
     
  3. snowmoon macrumors 6502a

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    If your graphics chip has failed ( sounds likely ) it's a covered repair even if you don't have applecare because it's a manufacturing defect. Bring it to the nearest store or call applecare. Expect a wait to get it repaired.
     
  4. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    maybe the backlights out? then how do you know if the graphics busted?
     
  5. snowmoon macrumors 6502a

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    I guess an easy test would be to plug in an external monitor, if it works it's the display and would not be covered as a manufacturing defect. If the external monitor doesn't work either than it's much more likely a video card defect.
     
  6. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    My guess is that it's your logic board. Happened to mine (which is the same age as yours) a couple of weeks ago. It's been repaired by Apple under warranty.

    Although they didn't say so, I suspect that it was caused by the faulty Nvidia GPU.
     

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