Hi all! My mid 2012 15” rMPB decided to quit on me during some light browsing. Unfortunately im not able to go to an apple store or technician of somesorts for the next few months so some much needed improvisation is needed! The symptoms: -Macbook pro went black during normal use. -Chime sound after pressing power button, screen stays black. -Laptop is still charging properly. -Laptop heats up after chime, which also drains battery life while still being unresponsive. -Power is still distributed to usb ports. External hdd shows indicator feedback after being plugged in. -Laptop remains unresponsive when connected to an external display. -Macbook is responsive to keyboard input. I have already tried booting it in safe mode, single user mode, PRAM reset and SMC reset. Also conducted the third trick as described on: http://osxdaily.com/2014/11/22/fix-macbook-pro-booting-black-screen/ (nothing worked) -Capslock button is responsive for a second after the chime. After that it’s not. -I cant hear the fans during boot up. Im aware that they are quiet, however before i could absolutely hear them. So i have some theories which definitely involve opening it up. This is not preferable because im not in possession of the necessary tools or the right environment to take it apart. First of all, dust builtup over the years which prevent the fans from spinning up giving negative feedback to the logicboard initiating a safeguard to prevent overheating. Does anyone know about measures like this embedded in the software? Secondly, a manual smc reset by disconnecting the built-in battery connector. (Has this worked in the past?) Lastly and unfortunately a terminal theory: the graphics card died. (Fun fact: before this i had a 2007 mbp pro which also died from a failed graphics card) Help would be greatly appreciated! I hope someone might know an old trick to get it back up and running again. Literally anything at all would be great! Thanks in advance!