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Macbook starts up but no screen on

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Feb 13, 2013 3:57 AM

Hello everyone,

                      I am having a strange issue with this Macbook , its a

MacBook (13-inch Early 2008)

  Serial Number:   W88320V50P2

 

SO basicaly... .

 

 

I start it up.. and I just get a black screen.. nothing more... can anyone point me to the right trouble shooting parts to possibly fix this?

 

 

I really hope this doesn't mean the internal GPU failed on the Book board..

 


  • BGreg Level 6 Level 6 (17,500 points)
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    Feb 13, 2013 4:10 AM (in response to Brickstin)

    You may have gone through the steps in this Apple note already on booting with no video. Do you have an external display you could attach to see if that works?

  • BGreg Level 6 Level 6 (17,500 points)
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    Feb 13, 2013 4:46 AM (in response to Brickstin)

    The early 2008 MacBook has a mini-DVI port and supports DVI with a mini-DVI to DVI adapter and VGA with a mini-DVI to VGA adapter. 

  • BGreg Level 6 Level 6 (17,500 points)
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    Feb 13, 2013 6:00 AM (in response to Brickstin)

    An alternative might be to take it to an Apple store to see if they can hook up an external monitor.

  • BGreg Level 6 Level 6 (17,500 points)
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    Feb 18, 2013 11:16 AM (in response to Brickstin)

    MacBooks don't have a PMU as the older PowerPC's had. The Intel equivalent is the SMC.

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