Problem with my macbook - Grey screen

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Anthonyeg, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. Anthonyeg macrumors newbie

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    hi guys, I'm new to the forums. I've been searching around for a while and can't find this exact issue.

    I have a 2012 13" macbook pro (A1278) with the i7.
    I turned on my mac and was using it for 2-3 minutes. (checking gmail..)

    Then it froze. I couldn't do anything with it. so I waited a minute, still nothing. I shut it down.

    When I restarted it, it sits at a black screen, and then eventually looks like this mac-display.jpg scree2.jpg

    I'll hear the startup sound, DVD player turns on (sounds normal) but this happens.

    I'm hoping its not a logic board, but I'm asking anyone here for assistance on trying to figure out what the issue is.

    Thanks again,
     
  2. WoodyVuko macrumors newbie

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    Try to mount a monitor or tv to your laptop and see if you get your normal picture
     
  3. bcave098 macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like a display issue. As WoodyVuko says, try with an external display. If everything works well, it probably needs a new display.
     
  4. Anthonyeg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK, so I no longer see anything on my mac display. (just a black screen) so I went out and bought an HDMI cable.

    When I plug it in, it comes upto a grey screen with a Circle with a line through it diagonally. So when I google it, its saying it means it can't find my system files.

    I swap to the original hard drive and try that. Same thing.
    I load up in recovery mode. It allows me to, then sits at the "Internet recovery, this may take a while" for a long time. Nothing happens.

    Restart it, and now its just a grey screen.
    Restart again, and now it wont turn on. wait a minute, try again.. it found the OS, but its saying my password is incorrect. Reboot it, black screen.

    Does this sound like perhaps my logicboard is toast?
     
  5. bcave098 macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like it could be the main logic board (and possibly the display as well). Time to take it to Apple or an AASP.
     
  6. Anthonyeg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So I got it working perfectly fine using my TV plugged into the display port.
    The screen still looks the same. (sometimes its just black, but for the most part its just a bright grey blurr)

    any ideas if the external display works?
     

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