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    Macbook Pro 2007 CHIME NO VIDEO
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    Exclamation Macbook Pro 2007 CHIME NO VIDEO
    hi guys I have a 2007 MacBook Pro that was given to me from my grandparents


    I discovered the battery was dead and wouldn't charge

    so I connected up the mains to it pressed on and I get the chime but no video at all on the screen


    I get a solid white light on the front and I can read the disk in target mode


    now my question is what could cause the issues ?


    It has 2GB DDR2 ram (I know by today's standards quite low)


    could it be the Nvidia Chip is bad ?

    as I said I get the chime but thats it.

    any help is appreciated I know its a relic but ive got a thing for collecting older mac's


    so far ive got 2 G3's of different spec.
    one E-Mac 1.2 I think
    an iMac 2007
    this MacBook Pro 2007

    that im asking for help with

    my 2012 MacBook Pro
    my iMac 2011

    a few others are on the way so any help Is appreciated to save this old girl from going to the landfill

    thanks

    Jason
    Apple iMac mid 2011 27' intel Core I7 2600.
    32GB DDR3 Ram.
    Mac OSX 10.13.6
    500GB SSD 1TB HDD

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    Macbook Pro 2007 CHIME NO VIDEO
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    Sounds like the HD is ok if you can read it...and if you can read the HD in Target Disk Mode...then the motherboard sounds like it may be working ok (for the most part).

    As far as the video portion of things...first thing I would try is connecting an external monitor.

    - Nick
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    Macbook Pro 2007 CHIME NO VIDEO
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    hi Nick


    thanks for the reply


    ive also noticed that the superdrive if there is a disk in there is readable on my current iMac.


    if it was a bad video chip would I get the chime on startup ?


    ive not got a dvi cable I don't think but I may have an adapter to make it HDMI to see if anything is outputting on there.

    thanks for the reply

    Jason
    Apple iMac mid 2011 27' intel Core I7 2600.
    32GB DDR3 Ram.
    Mac OSX 10.13.6
    500GB SSD 1TB HDD

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    Macbook Pro 2007 CHIME NO VIDEO
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    hi again Nick

    ive tried that but no video output at all its as if the display isn't connected to the laptop

    any other ideas ?
    Apple iMac mid 2011 27' intel Core I7 2600.
    32GB DDR3 Ram.
    Mac OSX 10.13.6
    500GB SSD 1TB HDD

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    Macbook Pro 2007 CHIME NO VIDEO
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    hi guys just an update

    I baked the logic board in the oven for 10 mins

    and it has brought it back to life bong normal start up and is working like a champ.


    now I know thats not a permanent fix but saved her for now at least.


    now then to find a replacement logic board or not as I said she is in mint you would swear it was never used as there is no wear on the keyboard or mouse pad or palm rest its scratch free as in mint ive got the box the whole nine yards for it.


    so what would you say is best guys ?


    thanks
    Apple iMac mid 2011 27' intel Core I7 2600.
    32GB DDR3 Ram.
    Mac OSX 10.13.6
    500GB SSD 1TB HDD

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    Macbook Pro 2007 CHIME NO VIDEO
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    Quote Originally Posted by jasongoldworthy View Post
    hi guys just an update

    I baked the logic board in the oven for 10 mins

    and it has brought it back to life bong normal start up and is working like a champ.
    Sorry man...must have missed your latest posts.

    Very nice with the logic board bake. This is usually kind of a last resort sort of thing...since unforeseen things can happen. Can you share with us the exact process you followed?:

    - time
    - temp
    - how you set the logic board up in the oven to keep it level
    - how long you let it cool

    Thanks...and congrats again,

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Macbook Pro 2007 CHIME NO VIDEO
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    hi nick


    its cool it happens man.


    anyway how I baked the logic board was as follows

    I preheated the oven to 200'c

    used a Wooden Chopping board placed the logic board on top of it

    put foil over the top and cut the square out where the GPU chip is

    and baked it for 10 mins

    then let it cool down for an hour before putting it back in the MacBook (had nothing to lose by trying it)

    and it made the chime and the screen lit up and started booting the OS it was running OSX 10.4.11

    with 2GB Ram

    so I even think its standard in that sense.


    now to my knowledge I know this isn't a permanent fix

    but should I just replace the logic board ?

    I left the glue around the GPU chip and it didn't melt so I assume it must need a lot of heat to melt it anyway

    as I said its working like a champ and im happy about that plus it was free.

    so only time ive invested

    so now its running happy hardly no heat is being generated and the fans are running at 1200rpm each


    thanks

    Jason
    Apple iMac mid 2011 27' intel Core I7 2600.
    32GB DDR3 Ram.
    Mac OSX 10.13.6
    500GB SSD 1TB HDD

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