Problem with my screen, broken?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Lucbert, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. Lucbert macrumors regular

    Lucbert

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    I have an issue with the MBP. If bootable CD is inserted, you can see that the motherboard is functioning properly, but however the screen isn’t working right. It’s the same way when you power it up. You can hear the logo music, but there’re horizontal lines in the screen. I do not see any physical damage to the screen itself.
     

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  2. Slowstick macrumors 6502

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    Do you have an external display? If you do, see if the computer itself is working. That will make diagnosing the problem easier.
     
  3. Lucbert thread starter macrumors regular

    Lucbert

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    No I don't, I tried to hook it up to my work monitor but it needs a special adapter that I do not have.
    Is this a common problem? Do you think the GPU is broken?
     
  4. Lucbert thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. Slowstick macrumors 6502

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    I doubt it, if something shows up at all, itis most likely not the gpu.
     
  6. Lucbert thread starter macrumors regular

    Lucbert

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    Hmm, can't think of anything else, I never dropped the notebook.
    Any other ideas? I really need you help people, I go to college and can't effort a new one.
     
  7. Slowstick macrumors 6502

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    Thats very strange. I have never seen anything like this before. Can you see anything? text from the os install disc?
     
  8. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    Smells like the Good Ol' nVidia 8600 issue...you really need to try an external monitor...but if you cant, call Apple and they should repair it if they diagnose it as the nVidia issue, it will be free too.
     
  9. Slowstick macrumors 6502

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    You sure it's a gpu problem? If it is, an external display isn't going to do ya any good.
     

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