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    Macbook Pro Problem!

    Basically , my uncles given me his old macbook pro as hes purchased a new one. The problem is that theres no display, it just randomly went of one day. Any idea what it could be?

    its a 2.26ghz core duo,nvidia 8600 model 15"

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    Sounds like a logic board issue although it could just be the graphics card or a loose wire.

    If it's the logic board and it's out of warranty it's about £400.

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    FilthAndFurry;7916474

    Sounds like a logic board issue although it could just be the graphics … Sounds like a logic board issue although it could just be the graphics card or a loose wire.If it's the logic board and it's out of warranty it's about £400.



    **** ME lol £400. I kinda did think it would be that. Thanks dude.

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    MarzBarz;7916479

    **** ME lol £400. I kinda did think it would be that. Thanks dude.



    Get it checked out first because it might be something simple. But if it is the logic board then that's how much the Apple store charge.

    A smaller independent would probably do it cheaper.

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    FilthAndFurry;7916474

    Sounds like a logic board issue although it could just be the graphics … Sounds like a logic board issue although it could just be the graphics card or a loose wire.If it's the logic board and it's out of warranty it's about £400.



    £400 is cheap for a MacBook Pro logic board, where you getting that price from? Last quote i got for a replacement MacBook (white one) logic board was £600 plus VAT, we just bought a brand new MacBook for a little bit more and sold the faulty MacBook for £300 on ebay.

    We used an authorized Apple reseller for our parts too, that price was just the part too, no fitting.

    We used this company a couple of times and their prices were about the same as Apple's - applemacparts.co.uk/sto…441

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    Have you tried connecting to an external monitor? Could be a faulty connection to the screen, I've come across that before.

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    master_chief;7916528

    Have you tried connecting to an external monitor? Could be a faulty … Have you tried connecting to an external monitor? Could be a faulty connection to the screen, I've come across that before.



    Tried that nothing came up :(. It turns on, keyboard lights up etc. Yeah will get it checked out, if not sell it on ebay and buy a new macbook.

    edit just phoned someone up

    amsys.co.uk/ser…HkQ

    these lot want £700-800 excluding labour :lol:

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    MarzBarz;7916571

    Tried that nothing came up :(. It turns on, keyboard lights up etc. Yeah … Tried that nothing came up :(. It turns on, keyboard lights up etc. Yeah will get it checked out, if not sell it on ebay and buy a new macbook.edit just phoned someone up http://www.amsys.co.uk/service/service.html?gclid=COaEqdmOhqACFcJd4wodLBAHkQthese lot want £700-800 excluding labour :lol:



    Yeah I just updated my post above with a price, £400 is cheap - I want F&F's supplier.

    eBay is definitely the place for faulty Macs. You'll get silly money for it, another reason why Macs are good value in the long term.

    Can't be that old of a model. Might be worth whipping it into an Apple Store and acting a little naive and see what they say... Cant think off the top of my head how old that one is. But I don't recall there being a logic board issue with that model. You could argue the toss that a Laptop of that so called 'calibre' shouldn't fail within the time it has etc etc.

    Gotta be worth a go. I know you have inherited it but its still bad if they turn their back on it if its only about 3 years old for a component fault.

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    Celticsun;7916672

    Can't be that old of a model. Might be worth whipping it into an Apple … Can't be that old of a model. Might be worth whipping it into an Apple Store and acting a little naive and see what they say... Cant think off the top of my head how old that one is. But I don't recall there being a logic board issue with that model. You could argue the toss that a Laptop of that so called 'calibre' shouldn't fail within the time it has etc etc. Gotta be worth a go. I know you have inherited it but its still bad if they turn their back on it if its only about 3 years old for a component fault.



    There can be a logic board issue with any Mac at any time for any reason. At the age of his MacBook it is too far out of warranty to get a sympathetic Apple store employee but you never know...

    Is there a dipswitch that operates when you open the screen?

    If so, check that it isn't stuck in the off position, sometimes they get gunky and just fail to pop up and turn on!

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    Celticsun;7916672

    Can't be that old of a model. Might be worth whipping it into an Apple … Can't be that old of a model. Might be worth whipping it into an Apple Store and acting a little naive and see what they say... Cant think off the top of my head how old that one is. But I don't recall there being a logic board issue with that model. You could argue the toss that a Laptop of that so called 'calibre' shouldn't fail within the time it has etc etc. Gotta be worth a go. I know you have inherited it but its still bad if they turn their back on it if its only about 3 years old for a component fault.



    I reckon its about 3 years old maybe 4. Owned since new. Was purchased for like £1200 odd.

    master_chief;7916710

    There can be a logic board issue with any Mac at any time for any reason. … There can be a logic board issue with any Mac at any time for any reason. At the age of his MacBook it is too far out of warranty to get a sympathetic Apple store employee but you never know...



    KrispiiDuck;7916747

    Is there a dipswitch that operates when you open the screen?If so, check … Is there a dipswitch that operates when you open the screen?If so, check that it isn't stuck in the off position, sometimes they get gunky and just fail to pop up and turn on!



    Hmm im gona go collect it later on.

    master_chief;7916710

    There can be a logic board issue with any Mac at any time for any reason. … There can be a logic board issue with any Mac at any time for any reason. At the age of his MacBook it is too far out of warranty to get a sympathetic Apple store employee but you never know...



    Bit of a sweeping statement ... There was an issue with the old Ibook G3 and early G4s but not a widespread issue with any of the newer models.

    Apple have always surprised me with their support, may not get an initial response from a store but you can always write a letter to their Customer Support Team, depends how inclined you are to chase it. If it was Mine I would pursue it. Its marketed as a Pro machine not a Student disposable netbook.

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    Celticsun;7917293

    Bit of a sweeping statement ... There was an issue with the old Ibook G3 … Bit of a sweeping statement ... There was an issue with the old Ibook G3 and early G4s but not a widespread issue with any of the newer models.Apple have always surprised me with their support, may not get an initial response from a store but you can always write a letter to their Customer Support Team, depends how inclined you are to chase it. If it was Mine I would pursue it. Its marketed as a Pro machine not a Student disposable netbook.



    I wasn't indicating it was part of a widespread issue, you said you weren't aware of a widespread issue and I implied it doesn't have to be part of one. The logic board (being a broad term for many components attached) going is common on all models I've dealt with, and as I worked as an Apple systems admin for a couple of years I came across it frequently.

    Apple do have excellent support but I would be surprised if the OP had much luck in this case, as always though it's worth a shot - even a long one.

    - might be after a broken one, could you drop me a line tonight if you decide to sell it - cheers
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