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Early 2008 MacBook Pro - no chime, no video, sleep light solid

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Have here an Early 2008 MacBook Pro, 15", 2.5GHz. It's in good physical shape... shows no signs of spillage, being dropped or mishandled, etc. I know virtually nothing of its history.


The machine will charge the battery. When I attempt to turn it on, I hear the fans and drives do their thing - but I get no video (internal or external, not even the backlight) and no chimes or tones. The sleep indicator light turns on and stays on, solid white.


Tried the SMC reset proceedure outlined here (remove battery, hold power key 5secs, reinstall battery and try again) - no effect.


My gut reaction is bad logic board, but wanted to check here before giving up on it. Anything I might be missing?


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