Need help with mbp

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  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    So my dad has a first gen mbp from 06.

    According to him, he hada kernel panic and proceeded to turn off his computer. However upon restarting, the computer will not make a startup noise and the display will not work


    we tried resetting the pram and smac but to no avail

    we inserted the restore disc and we can hear the optical drive work but the noise and display wont work

    we also tried hooking the mbp to my monitor to see if it was a video problem but to no avail

    another thing we noticed is that the batt indicator flashed green and range every other second.


    any ideas on whats wrong?

    Thanks guys
     
  2. KSpider macrumors regular

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    My first guess is logic board
     
  3. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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  4. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    really? is it common for it to just die right after a kp? wtf this sucks...

    argh
     
  5. KSpider macrumors regular

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    Sorry man, but kp would be software, but if it wont boot up on an install disk, or sound the chime, then its more then software....

    logic boards are common problems...
     
  6. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    so great news. my dad and i went to the apple store and had them do a diagnostic text on the mbp. turns out the logic board is the problem. we did not have applecare and bought the mbp in 2006 however, the genius told us he would replace the logic board for free! he said it cost over 1k to replace it but that he would take care of it

    im in shock as we were ready to part out the computer if the logic board was the issue. i really dont know why he said hed have it replaced for free but it seriously made my day!

    in addition, my mb battery has been bulging and i asked the genius about it and he said they would swap it out for free! once again im amazed as my mb is not covered under applecare


    what a great day at the apple store with great suprises in terms of service. i am still trying to figure out why on earth they would do it for free....we didnt even mention getting it fixed as he offered to have it done for no charge.


    owell ill take it! stil in shock!:eek::)
     
  7. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    Very good news!

    Fortune has smiled on you today. Well done. :)
     
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    That was very nice of them. Cheers :)
     
  9. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    im very greatful as my parents are not in position financially to buy another computer so that is a godsend

    first time ive ever had to deal with apple customer service and wow am i impressed!
     

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