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MacBook Pro - Macbook Pro Screen isn't turning on? Blank? What's going on?!


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So I was using my mbp on wifi and it ran out of batteries. I plugged it in quickly after it died and when i turned on the power button, nothing was showing. So I removed the battery and unplugged the charger, the placed the battery back in and the charger on the laptop. Now when I power it on, I hear the sound it makes when it powers on, but my screen is blank!? WHat is going on? Any help is greatly appreciated. I won't be able to see a genius until monday... This is urgent =(
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Use the function keys to turn up the brightness. It may have somehow been turned down all the way.

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bobtomay--which function keys brighten the screen?
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Different locations on different models I think. On mine it is F1 and F2. Depending on how your system preferences are set up, you may have to hold down the 'fn' key simultaneously.

You're looking for the following symbol on the keys.
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I tried adjusting the brightness. That can't be the problem. Do you believe it may be this botomay? MacBook Pro: Distorted video or no video issues Thanks!
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Not sure how to fix the problem but if you have applecare can't you call them and they will walk you threw steps to hopefully fix it
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You can also try resetting the PRAM.

Check this page, and scroll down to the section 'For built-in displays'.

I'll hope with you it's not the GPU.

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this is a problem: i already have a cd in there and can't insert the restore cd becuase i'm unable to remove the cd already in there... hm
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Try booting while holding the mouse button? or trackpad button in case of the macbook.

My brothers iMac g5 died that way, the logic board. Lets hope is something different!

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Try booting while holding the mouse button? or trackpad button in case of the macbook.

My brothers iMac g5 died that way, the logic board. Lets hope is something different!
I tried booting it up with the trackpad, still didn't work Do you beleive that it's the graphics processer as this link says it might be? MacBook Pro: Distorted video or no video issues I'm praying that it is and that they'll cover it... I've had this pro for only 1 1/2 years, no applecare..
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