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    Macbook Pro 15" early 2008 won't start (black screen, but fans works)

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    Unhappy Macbook Pro 15" early 2008 won't start (black screen, but fans works)
    I've got a late 2008 version of the MacBook Pro. For some weeks ago, I replaced the screen, and everything seemed to work out fine. But when I try to start it up now, the fans and CD-drive runs, but the screen stays black. I tried to connect it to my Samsung TV with HDMI. When the Mac was turned off, the tv said "No cable connected".When I turned it on, the samsung-screen turned entirely black for a second, but then i turned to "No signal". I even tried to close the screen on the mac at startup (i've heard that doing so will make the mac believe it's a desktop pc), but still the same happens. I can neither boot it in single user mode, cd-mode nor disc mode, so i'm a bit stuck.
    And I suppose I broke the warranty by replacing the screen.


    Any ideas of how I can solve this problem?

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    Macbook Pro 15" early 2008 won't start (black screen, but fans works)
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    Go get it fixed.

    MacBook Pro: Distorted video or no video issues

    Well, that's IF it's an early 2008 as stated in your title, not a late 2008 as stated in the body.
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    Macbook Pro 15" early 2008 won't start (black screen, but fans works)

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    Thnx!

    It's a late 2008 model, so maybe they will fix it, then

    But still, It's pretty broken already, so i'm not sure if it's worth it. And I've got another mac also.


    Although, I'll give it a try!

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    Macbook Pro 15" early 2008 won't start (black screen, but fans works)
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    Absolutely worst thing they can say is 'no'! good luck!
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    Macbook Pro 15" early 2008 won't start (black screen, but fans works)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dysfunction View Post
    Go get it fixed.

    MacBook Pro: Distorted video or no video issues

    Well, that's IF it's an early 2008 as stated in your title, not a late 2008 as stated in the body.

    Thank fck for that. I was about to kill myself... I have exactly the same problem: I replaced screen a few months ago, but the screen I bought had a dodgy power cable for the inverter, so I have opened it and replaced it the the cable on my old broken screen.... it didn't work, so i started thinking that either the hard drive or the logic board were dead, as I couldn't get any signal on my external screen...

    Did Apple ended up fixing yours? Mine is on a terrible state too... I really hope they did, cause I've just bought a car and I can afford to repair this or buy a new one...

    Also, what did they say when you took it to the shop? I wanna be prepared tomorrow...

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