HELP! mbp won't start up :(

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  1. farfall

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    HELP! mbp display won't light up :(

    i last used my MBP at around 3am, shut it down and went to sleep. when i turned it on, the display won't light up, but the keyboard lights are on, as well as the indicator light, but with a faint glow. i can also hear the startup sound, but the display won't light up. tried removing the battery and directly plugging it in, but it still won't work :( help! :(

    edit: also tried resetting the SMC (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1411?viewlocale=en_US) but to no avail :( my mbp is 1yr 4mos old.
     
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    Can you try an external display? Or adjust the screen brightness via the keyboard? The latter may sound silly, but that really does happen sometimes (at least twice with me; must have pressed it too much before shutting down).
     
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    force shutdown and turn it back on..
     
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    i don't know how to connect it to an external display..but i'll try that. yes, i've tried adjusting the screen brightness, that was the first thing i did. :(
     
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    2nd thing i did. i have restarted the PRAM as well, but the display still won't work. :slanted:
     
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    does it make a sound? could the brightness of the LCD just be set to the lowest? i remember when I first turned on my mac i couldn't see the welcome video, but I tried turning on the LCD brightness and i was able to view the welcome screen... hopefully that's just it...
     
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    Hi check out this thread. Your unit might be part of the "recall".

    HTH!
     
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    yes, it makes a sound. yeah, i've checked the brightness, it's not that either. :(
     
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    clicking sound?
     
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    thanks so much! i think my mbp was manufactured in 2007, got it at around october..how do i know what my videocard is? :redface:
     
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    the videocard is integrated in the mbp's logic board..
     
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    i don't know how to open up my laptop..:redface: i saw the thread about the recall, i think my laptop's part of the defective batch.
     
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    let authorized apple techs service the laptop.. not all in the notebook are user-friendly or can be done by self..
     
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    yeah, i just called the apple center. they have to do a diagnosis first before they can confirm that my laptop is indeed part of the batch with defective video cards. thanks so much. :)
     
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    It might be written on the box your MBP came in. Or try the User Guide (not sure about that)
     
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    update: my mbp has been in power mac center for a week now. i called up and they told me that my mbp was part of the apple recall. they're just waiting for a new logic board right now..and there will be no charges. thank god! :D
     

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