Screen Broken. Can't Tell If MBP Is Booting?

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  1. Scazza, Jan 21, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2012

    Scazza macrumors member

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    Hi All

    Looking for some help here!

    Recently I dropped my MBP (2006 Core2Duo) and it smashed the screen so nothing is displayed. I ordered a replacement and fitted the new LCD Screen, however it was DOA (I am currently sorting out returning it).

    In the mean time I purchased a DVi-HMDI adapter to see if I could use my MBP with my HDTV! I've searched high and low to resolve the issue of the MBP not recognising the HDTV and not displaying a Mirror Image or going in to 'Shell Mode' when I close the lid.

    So I am wondering if the MBP is actually booting and how I can find this out?! When I dropped the MBP it was still working as I could hear FB Chat notifications going off. But now, when I press the Power Button I get the standard Apple Chime but I am not sure whether it is booting or not. I have a strong incline that it isn't because if I power it up, leave it for say 5 minutes, come back and press the power button it shuts off instantly (usually if the MBP has booted up and loaded OS X it takes a good 5 seconds of holding the power button down before it turns off.

    Any help/suggestions will be much appreciated! I really can't afford to shell out £900 on a new MBP :(

    Thanks in Advance.

    EDIT:

    Also if you need any more information in order to help me, just ask and I will do my best to provide you with as much information as possible!
     
  2. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    Give it time after you hear the startup sound. Then hit the volume keys to see if they make a sound.
     
  3. Scazza thread starter macrumors member

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    Left it for 5 minutes after hearing the startup sound, pressed the volume buttons on the keyboard and they do not make a sound.

    Hooked up an Apple USB Keyboard and tried that, again, no sound from pressing the volume buttons.

    Not sure where to go from here now :confused:
     

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