New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

MacBook Pro - blank screen on boot


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
mknabster

 
mknabster's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 22, 2007
Posts: 890
mknabster has a little shameless behaviour in the past
Mac Specs: 15in MBP 2.5GHz Core2Duo | 1.83Ghz Dual G5 PowerMac | 2.0 GHz Dual G5 PowerMac

mknabster is offline
Ok, i'm freaking out right now so bear with me. I wen to go bring my MBP out of standby not too long ago, and i noticed that nothing showed up the on the screen. I thought that the logon screen might have switched over to my 2nd monitor, it does that from time to time, but nothing was no that screen either. SO i held the power button in until it turned off. Well, i turned it back on again, still nothing on the screen. Waited about 5-10 mins, still nothing. Did the cycle 5 mroe times, still nothing on the screen, or my external screen. You can hear the computer loading, but it stops after 1 minute. I don't know what to do, all my data is on there, i do do periodic backups, but i have new stuff on there i haven't gotten to yet. My warranty is out, so i don't know what to do. Earlier today it was running fine, even the XP side booted fine. I did a virus scan and disk defrag on that partition, then switched back over, checked my email, and updated WMV player Anyways, it has been running OSX 10.6 for about a week now, and i desperately need help. What can i do?

-Matt
QUOTE Thanks
Collin Bl

 
Collin Bl's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 07, 2009
Location: Napier NZ
Posts: 3,281
Collin Bl is a jewel in the roughCollin Bl is a jewel in the roughCollin Bl is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: 27 iMac i5, MBP 13 & iMac 20, 2TB dual TC, AppleTV, iPh4S

Collin Bl is offline
So what are u using to write this - do u have access to another Mac - is your MBP HD partitioned - do you have the instal disks for MBP - what is your back up scene. Would help folk trying to provide advice to have that info. The fact that you are freaking out probably means you have no back up system.
QUOTE Thanks
mknabster

 
mknabster's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 22, 2007
Posts: 890
mknabster has a little shameless behaviour in the past
Mac Specs: 15in MBP 2.5GHz Core2Duo | 1.83Ghz Dual G5 PowerMac | 2.0 GHz Dual G5 PowerMac

mknabster is offline
Well that MBP is the only Mac in my house, we have all PCs, so i am writing this on my desktop. I do have a backup Dell laptop, but i consider it a monster compared to the Mac because of how old it is. Yes, the MBP is partitioned, 120 GB for Mac, 80GB for XP. Yes i have the install discs for the computer.

-Matt
QUOTE Thanks
bobtomay

 
bobtomay's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 22, 2006
Location: Texas, where else?
Posts: 25,017
bobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP 2.33 C2D 256 4GB, MBA 13" i7 1.8, MB 2.0 2GB, Nano 4th, 3GS, iPad 1

bobtomay is offline
Since you say it seems like it's booting up, have you tried increasing the brightness?

Have had mine come out of sleep and reboot with it turned all the way down.

I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.
QUOTE Thanks
mknabster

 
mknabster's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 22, 2007
Posts: 890
mknabster has a little shameless behaviour in the past
Mac Specs: 15in MBP 2.5GHz Core2Duo | 1.83Ghz Dual G5 PowerMac | 2.0 GHz Dual G5 PowerMac

mknabster is offline
Yes of course i have tried that, and it did nothing. I tried the command, option, p, and r combo, and that rebooted it, but the screen still showed nothing.

-Matt
QUOTE Thanks
bobtomay

 
bobtomay's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 22, 2006
Location: Texas, where else?
Posts: 25,017
bobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP 2.33 C2D 256 4GB, MBA 13" i7 1.8, MB 2.0 2GB, Nano 4th, 3GS, iPad 1

bobtomay is offline
Think it may be time to call Apple - I believe that is one of the NVidia cards that have been causing problems. They've extended the warranty for that issue, so give 'em a call even if your Applecare has expired.

I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.
QUOTE Thanks
leopard-user1

 
leopard-user1's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 27, 2009
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 531
leopard-user1 will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: 17" MacBook Pro, 2.5 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, not unibody

leopard-user1 is offline
If nothing else, either call Apple (like bobtomay said) or boot up and hold X, which will force a startup in OS X even if your hard drive is 100% Windows (or any other OS)


(from scienceteecher.com)
17" MacBook Pro, OSX 10.6.2 Snow Leopard
QUOTE Thanks
sonspot

 
Member Since: Jul 10, 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 118
sonspot is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MacBook core 2 duo, 2 GHz, 2GB, 320GB HDD

sonspot is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
Think it may be time to call Apple - I believe that is one of the NVidia cards that have been causing problems. They've extended the warranty for that issue, so give 'em a call even if your Applecare has expired.
sounds right, if your not getting the gray screen at boot up then your GPU is gone bye bye, if it was the lcd or inverter it should still display on the ext monitor..
QUOTE Thanks
mknabster

 
mknabster's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 22, 2007
Posts: 890
mknabster has a little shameless behaviour in the past
Mac Specs: 15in MBP 2.5GHz Core2Duo | 1.83Ghz Dual G5 PowerMac | 2.0 GHz Dual G5 PowerMac

mknabster is offline
Well i have an appointment with the Genius bar tomorrow, so hopefully they'll honor that article. I do appreciate your opinions on this. I'll keep you posted what they say tomorrow.

-Matt
QUOTE Thanks
mknabster

 
mknabster's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 22, 2007
Posts: 890
mknabster has a little shameless behaviour in the past
Mac Specs: 15in MBP 2.5GHz Core2Duo | 1.83Ghz Dual G5 PowerMac | 2.0 GHz Dual G5 PowerMac

mknabster is offline
Hey everyone, like i said i would report back about my Mac. They took care of it, it was that GPU problem. It actually didn't take too long surprisingly within 3-5 days. But everything is back up an running, for now.

-Matt
QUOTE Thanks
sonspot

 
Member Since: Jul 10, 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 118
sonspot is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MacBook core 2 duo, 2 GHz, 2GB, 320GB HDD

sonspot is offline
cool, glade your up and running again..
QUOTE Thanks
bobtomay

 
bobtomay's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 22, 2006
Location: Texas, where else?
Posts: 25,017
bobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP 2.33 C2D 256 4GB, MBA 13" i7 1.8, MB 2.0 2GB, Nano 4th, 3GS, iPad 1

bobtomay is offline
Glad they got you taken care of.

(Makes me wonder now if the other individual I had to suggest calling Apple during this past week ever did. That one was mad at a me for making such a suggestion instead of providing a bunch of troubleshooting steps.)

I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« White MacBook won't boot | Macbook SSD Installation »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
iPhone 3G crash when installing update, now stuck on boot screen! m021478 iOS and Apps 11 11-25-2011 03:59 PM
iMac GRAY Screen boot problem kokyaw Apple Desktops 10 06-24-2011 02:37 PM
Gray screen on boot - boot up commands not working Chris&Kiera OS X - Operating System 4 08-18-2009 06:31 PM
gray screen on boot with chime, but no apple logo alatas04 Apple Notebooks 2 12-16-2008 05:30 PM
iBook g4 Panther Install Blank Screen Plz Help nickpaudio OS X - Operating System 1 03-08-2008 10:56 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:00 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?