My macbook Turns on but nothing comes up(black screen)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by changhyuk, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. changhyuk macrumors newbie

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    so i turn my macbook pro on this morning (didnt turn it on for about a week). It makes that "DEEEE" sound like always but my screen is black. Like its not even on. The keyboard also seems like its not working because if i press caplocks or numpad, the green light wont turn on.

    Need help fast
     
  2. scott85213 macrumors member

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    May 19, 2007
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    Pretty sure this is what happened when my video card died. Try using an external monitor. If it doesn't work, your video card is dead.
     
  3. beeh macrumors regular

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    Try booting from a CD as well.

    Do a google search on this type of problem, you'll probably come up with lots of things to try.
     
  4. nightelf macrumors 6502

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    My MBP had the same problem 2-3 weeks ago. No internal/external display, but I could boot in Target Mode, or connect to it using Screen Sharing.

    They had to change the motherboard because the video card died. I hope you have AppleCare because this is a very expensive repair (up to $1400 for some). If you don't, try to talk with an Apple Genius and tell them this is a very common problem that Nvidia already acknowledged. I read some people got their MBP repaired for free.

    The sad news is that even with the new motherboard you could end with a dead video card again.
     

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