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  • 690. Re: MacBook Pro Blank Screen (Built - in & External)
    Flavio Ramos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Why Apple act as they hate us?
  • 691. Re: MacBook Pro Blank Screen (Built - in & External)
    Rod Hagen Level 7 Level 7 (31,985 points)
    So how have Apple "act as they hate" you, in particular, Flavio?

    so far your total contribution here seems to have been:

    "I switched from PC to this MBP. I'm feeling so shame.. "


    "Same BSoD (Black Screen of Death) here. My GPU died today."


    "Didn´t work for me. "


    and

    "Why Apple act as they hate us? "


    Given that we have no idea what your actual problem is, no idea what you have actually tried to fix whatever it may be, and no idea why you , for some completely bizarre reason, "feel shame", it is very hard indeed to tell if, let alone "why", Apple might ,or might not "hate" you!

    As this seems to be the sum total of your posts here it is pretty hard to work out what particular Apple "act" you are upset about and what it is in this "act" that makes you think that a multinational company is likely to respond to you (and whoever else you mean by "us") in such an emotional fashion!

    Cheers

    Rod
  • 692. Re: MacBook Pro Blank Screen (Built - in & External)
    Rod Hagen Level 7 Level 7 (31,985 points)
    still usable in target mode but with un-fixable errors


    Sounds as if you have serious HD corruption Matteo. Do an erase and install or at the very least run a "heavy duty" disk repair utility. There is no reason to connect unfixable HD errors of the type you mention with a failed video card. I'd suggest you try to get this ironed out before assuming you have a graphics card problem.

    Cheers

    Rod
  • 693. Firewire no longer recognized & hangs on black screen on startup!
    PixelPusherChicago Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm suddenly unable to start my MacBook Pro as well -- with it powering on, but hanging on a black screen. I don't hear a start-up chime either. The only way I can start up is by removing the battery and resetting the SMC.

    Today I had to do a hard reset of my Macbook Pro as it had become unresponsive. When I tried to start it back up, the power would come on and I could hear the fans beginning to spin, but there was no start-up chime and the screen remained black. The power light stayed on steadily, but looked to be half-lit. I tried to power off and on a few more times to no avail.

    Finally I had to remove the battery to perform an SMC reset. After this, I was finally able to start up the computer.

    But now, every time I try to restart, I always get the black screen and no start-up chime. I'm having to resort to removing the battery and resetting the SMC to even get it to boot up.

    I have tried zapping the PRAM, running Disk Warrior, running TechTool, repairing permissions, clearing user caches, all to no avail.

    I was able to backup my files using a USB drive, thankfully... but I also noticed that I was now no longer able to connect my Firewire drives to either the FW400 or FW800 ports. The devices indicate that they are receiving power, but they simply do not mount, nor do they appear in the Disk Utility.

    I have a Genius appointment later today thankfully and am under AppleCare. Does anybody have any speculation about what the problem could be?

    Thanks!
  • 694. Re: Firewire no longer recognized & hangs on black screen on startup!
    joeaux Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
    Mine hasn't died yet. Bought it the day the SR chipset came out. I'm following this thread with great interest because this thing is real. People, Rod is the troll here. Ignore him. Move along. Keep this thread on topic. There are no conspiracies nor is Apple out to get us. If you have a MBP SR chipset with the Nvidia GPU in question, turn on screen sharing. You may need it. Unless your GPU is reported as an X3100 via System Profiler, you don't have the Nvidia problem.
    -joe-
  • 695. Re: MacBook Pro Blank Screen (Built - in & External)
    CopyCAT79 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Another one, GPU broken this Saturday 20. Purchased at July 2007.

    I Have AppleCare to 2010, but it is not the solution
  • 696. Re: Firewire no longer recognized & hangs on black screen on startup!
    pnbanner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Regarding screen sharing, I didn't have this enabled before my MBP turned into a brick. Like others, the rest of the laptop works but not the LCD. Is there a way to turn on screen sharing at this point?
  • 697. Re: MacBook Pro Blank Screen (Built - in & External)
    PatrickEsq Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same here. Precise symptoms. No display. Connecting via VNC shows the Intel X3100.

    Purchased July 2007.

    This is ridiculous. This was a known manufacturing defect from Nvidia. Apple should be extending warranties.
  • 698. Re: MacBook Pro Blank Screen (Built - in & External)
    Flavio Ramos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I just called Apple US (after getting no support from Apple Brazil), and they refused to help me.

    I'll have to pay U$1000 to get a new logic board, because I have a lot of job to do and I can't wait any longer.

    Now I just hope it works for at least 6 months, until I get money to buy a PC laptop.

    No more Apple for me.
  • 699. Re: MacBook Pro Blank Screen (Built - in & External)
    SubstanceMX Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Flavio, better get an imac or something good and cheap, buying that logic board out of warranty is not warranty at all. As you know, many of our macs where burned twice.

    good luck everyone... will need it.
  • 700. Re: MacBook Pro Blank Screen (Built - in & External)
    Liquidcolor Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Add one more user with black screen of death and flippant response from Apple.

    Macbook Pro 17" purchased in June 07. Runs hot and dies in October 07. Logic board is replaced under warranty.

    Runs fine until last week black screen of death. Apple care rep says that these are isolated incidents and I must shell out a grand for replacement motherboard.

    This is clearly a manufacturing defect. The lifespan of the logic board seems to be less than a year.

    Is our only option legal action ? Longtime Apple user (2+ decades) feeling irked I shelled out $3.3k for a LEMON.
  • 701. Re: Firewire no longer recognized & hangs on black screen on startup!
    PatrickEsq Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Try turning in on every once in a while. On extremely rare occasions, mine will detect the video and boot with the LCD active. It's probably 1-in-30 boots now, with no particular correlation to whether it had been running or had been sitting inactive.

    If you get lucky during one boot, as I did, turn screen sharing on.
  • 702. Re: Firewire no longer recognized & hangs on black screen on startup!
    Brett L Community Specialists Community Specialists (2,270 points)
    This thread is being locked and is continued in [MacBook Pro Blank Screen (Built - in & External) - continued|http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1727530]. The thread was getting too long and some browsers were timing out.

    Thank you,

    Apple Discussions Staff
  • 703. Re: MacBook Pro Blank Screen (Built - in & External)
    Nubz N. Community Specialists Community Specialists (2,240 points)
    This thread is being locked and is continued in [MacBook Pro Blank Screen (Built - in & External) - continued|http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1727530]. The thread was getting too long and some browsers were timing out.

    Thank you,

    Apple Discussions Staff
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