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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rjheys, Dec 14, 2009.
I'm assuming from what you wrote that you don't have applecare and so you'll need to foot the bill for the repair. There's very little components on the MBP outside of the logic board so the odds are that it is something related to that.
The only way to know for sure is to bring it to apple for them to run some diagnostics/examine it. Since its out of warranty that may cost you as well.
Being a college student it may make sense to take the plunge and buy a new unit. I highly recommend that purchase applecare, as you can see stuff happens.
The early 2008 MBPs sport the flawed 8600M GT GPU. Have you had the chance to hook up an external monitor to see what happens? It sounds like your MBP is booting, but you just don't have any video. This is one of the symptoms of a failed 8600M GPU. If this is indeed the case, you are covered by an extended warranty program. Before you scrap it, wait until you get back to school and have them take a look at it -- you may not have to pay anything.
Had the same problem, take it to the apple store if you have applecare there's nothing you can do.