MBP1,1 (A1150) won't start, no chime
I have a 2006 mbp1,1 core duo, 2ghz, 2gb ram, 160gb hd, with a broken screen that I have been using as a media server driving my 40" samsung via dvi/hdmi for the last two years.
It was having heat issues about 6-8 months ago (random freezing requiring hard restarts and lines of pixels dropping out) so I tore it down and cleaned the heatsinks and reapplied new thermal paste. Everything was working fine until yesterday.
It froze, and after a reboot it wont start, not even a chime. When I press the power button, I hear the optical drive, HD, fans spinning and the light on the front latch button is lit, but still no chime and nothing on screen. I have tried the following:
-Tried rebooting with and without power adapter and battery
-Opened the case, confirmed the HD and fans were spinning
-Removed the HD, placed it in an external case, and checked it on my mbp5,5 - HD is fine
-Read through all the A1150 questions to see if anyone else had the same problem. Some were similar-ish, but none were spot on for my problem:
Everything in the case looks normal.
Anyone have any other ideas about what the problem might be? Just hoping the logic board hasn't finally died. Poor mbp has had a rough life, it was apparently thrown across a room at some point (hence the broken screen and the reason I got it for free) so it wouldn't surprise me, but if I can fix it cheaply and get a bit more use out of it before buying a mini to run the tv, i'll be happy.
Thanks in advance,
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