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hey guys, my girl friend has a mac-book and the battery died so we were using it without the battery in, as a desktop and now it will not boot at all when u press power the disk drive boots up then nothing, we tried holding option R T and it will boot to the log in screen but the moment u take your hands off option R T the screen just goes black, the only thing i could think of was that her HD failed, its only 2 years old and in good shape so i dont see why the logic bored would be bad, any ideas? thanks
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we have tried all the options under the stickies and still nothing anyone?
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Welcome to the Forum. Try doing a SMC reset see if that helps.
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I'd say hard drive before making the leap to logic board. What happens when you boot into Single User Mode? (Cmd + S).

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I'd say hard drive before making the leap to logic board. What happens when you boot into Single User Mode? (Cmd + S).
the only time it will actually boot to a screan is the option r t other then that it is nothing but a black screan
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the only time it will actually boot to a screan is the option r t other then that it is nothing but a black screan
we got it to boot with command s, a whole bunch of sentences came up and then red and green pixels just started coming across the screen
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It does sound like the graphics chip which is incorporated into the logic board.
Have you tried running the Apple hardware test? Intel-based Macs: Using Apple Hardware Test
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we cant run anything because we cant get anything to boot, the moment u take your finger off a key the screen just goes black again
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