NVRAM issues, then dead screen

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vhanudux, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. vhanudux macrumors newbie

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    My girlfriend's Macbook Pro, a 2009 Core 2 Duo 2.16ghz, went totally dead about a month ago. After doing some research, I found that resetting the NVRAM (Command+Option+P+R) seemed to get it running again. We'd have to do this once a week or so. And while I assumed the problem might get worse, I hoped that it would stay ok.

    Of course, it didn't. Recently, it went dead, and when we reset the NVRAM, the computer seemed to start up again, but with a dead screen. I tried to output video via DVI, but that was dead too.

    It's an old laptop, and I'm inclined to say that it's a lost cause - however, it died in such an odd fashion that at the very least, i'm curious about what was going on. Does anyone have any insight? FWIW, it had a 3rd-party battery in it, and I noticed that the NVRAM wasn't resetting when the battery was out and the computer was plugged in.

    Thanks!

    Tyler
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Either that's a 2007 Macbook Pro or the CPU speed is incorrect. The logicboard may have just failed in it.
     
  3. vhanudux thread starter macrumors newbie

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