Hello folks, I think my day has come, but why did it happen on my birthday! I will explain exactly what the problem is: MacBook Pro 2.4GHZ Leopard 10.5.4 From the moment I turn on the computer everything is black. No gray Apple boot screen, no desktop, no nothing. However I hear all the normal sounds and I know the operating system is booted, because I can press the volume up/down keys and I listen to the feedback, the keyboard light responds and even though I can´t see it, I move the mouse to one of the corners to trigger Expose and press Escape and listen to the default Mac error sound *crank* *crank*. In other words, I know everything is there, everything, is just that the screen display is black. I searched around the forum and google this for a while and tried the following: * Going to sleep and then wake up * Reboot * Force Shutdown and Reboot * PRAM and NVRAM reset (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1379) * SMC reset (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1411) * Tap the screen display with my forefinger. * Whine about my luck I tried all that and the problem persists, nothing changed. I know the OS is running behind that black screen and all my stuff and work is right there as usual but I don't what's the matter with the screen or how to fix it. The other problem is that I live in Venezuela and my warranty expired some time ago. This Macbook was purchased back in Dec of 2006. Finally I should mention that the battery has been dwindling down to the point that I can't use it more than 50 minutes without pluging the power in, however the battery was in full charge last time I used it and it´s been connected to the power while I was troubleshooting. Any help would be appreciated. I am writing this from Windows.