5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 26, 2012 5:01 PM by Ebben W
Ebben W Level 1 (0 points)

i have a 2007 macbook pro and i shut the screen, and then opened it only to find that it wouldn't run on? it seems as if it is just the screen because i hear the insides come to life when i open it...


any help would be great!

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • sanjampet Level 5 (7,760 points)

    Try rebooting, and check the screen brightness control buttons F2.

  • Ebben W Level 1 (0 points)

    hmmmm, i've tried both... any other suggestions?

  • sanjampet Level 5 (7,760 points)

    do you have a monitor you can connect to? Then you could see to navigate and try track it down.


    I wonder if the ribbon cable that runs the screen has died?


    Try a SMC reset, power down then hold left shift, control, option, power up press these keys before the start up chime and hold them down for what your normal amount of time that your gear would stop spinnig.


    You can also try a pram reset, power down, hold option, command, P,R, and power up the same as above, maybe these will help.


    Good Luck

  • sanjampet Level 5 (7,760 points)

    Hi,  think you did not have any luck, or I you have accesswould haveheard back from Apple. I mght have a couple more things to try, your MBP Has a removable battry right? With it turned off, remove the power cord, remone the battery, and push the power button and hold for 10 seconds. reinstall battery and power cord and try boooting.



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    If you have another MBP, Or accsess to another another MBP you can try the following, it should bring your hard drive, on the host comourt and you can access your hd and check thigs out.

    Your display might have had a display faliure, or the ribbon cable problem. Alot of electronic failures happen when,you power up.


    On another note we had that srong solar storm last night, and the news said that it could take out  things like this...

    Try the above, if nothing works, take it to an Apple store, if toyu do have to relace the display, I had a display, and they wanted $1,200.00 to replce it. I just relaced to computer because it was only about $700.00-$800.00 more than repair

    How to use and troubleshoot FireWire target disk mode

    Start up the target computer and immediately press and hold down the T key until the FireWire icon appears. The hard disk of the target computer should become available to the host computer and will likely appear on desktop. (If the target computer is running Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger, you can also open System Preferences


  • Ebben W Level 1 (0 points)

    well, now something really weird is happening. i just let the computer sit for a week, then started it up today and the display came right on! BUT.... when i shut the lid it won't come on when reopened, so i have to restart from firewire, then shut it down, then it will finally come on... whats going on?