The wierdest mbp problem ever!!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mashiach, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. Mashiach macrumors regular

    Mashiach

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    Now me and a friend have been sat here for two hours trying to sort this out scouring the web as we do.

    Firstly started friends mbp up and the screen didn't do anything but i can access his mac from screen share and use it. When checking system profiler it is saying he has an intel GMA 64 mb shared graphics card when the sr mbp was shipped with a geforce 8600 he has the same mbp as mine an thats what mine has.

    Can anyone figure out what to do to get his screen working again.
    Like i say i can access his mac and use via mine with screen share.

    It also seems like i cant use his track pad but i can click things. his keyboard and soundcard work too.
     
  2. monkey86 macrumors 6502

    monkey86

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    driver problem? back up his data and reinstall the os :)

    K
     
  3. dimme macrumors 65816

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    From what I read it looks like a GPU issue. You may need to take it to apple fro repair.
     
  4. Santa Rosa macrumors 65816

    Santa Rosa

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    If it was a driver problem I would think that it would just operate weirdly but system profiler would recognize the card all the same.

    Hence what your saying may make sense, if I am correct, in that because the GPU is toast the system is trying to revert back to the onboard integrated graphics instead.

    It will be a full logic board replacement which is £600 odd if your not covered in anyway. Wonder if this is another case of the nVidia chip problem?
     
  5. Mashiach thread starter macrumors regular

    Mashiach

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    yeh we phoned apple and they said the same thing logic board replacement.

    What do you think though he has replaced his hard drive should he take it out before he sends it off and put the old one back in.
     

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