No full startup, only chime and grey screen with apple and wheel
My MBP a1260 will not fully start. When I power on, it will chime, I'll get the grey screen with Apple and the turning wheel. There's the normal hdd activity (normal sounds) then the wheel stops and after abouut 10 seconds the hdd stops to. Not much heat on the body anywhere. If I leave it, it will go to sleep, but I cannot awake it. When pressing spacebar, the cd makes a short noise, but screen stays black.
This problem began after some weird visual problems. Big pixelated parts, shifting over the screen and the cursor was going in opposite directions but clicking did not work on anything, after a restart the same problem and after the third restart some flickering in the screen and no further reactions on mouse clicks. (These 3 times I had a full system startup) after this it wouldn't go passed the grey screen with logo, there is no visual distortion on this screen, it looks normal.
I try these steps:
- nvram clearing
- smc reset
- start up in save modus (it goes a bit, the bar appears and gets 25% then it disapears and the wheel stops again)
- startup from disc doesn't work (it reads the disc, then asks for a rebooth in 4 languages but after the reboot nothing changed
- even tried the cmd V. Verbose mode? This goes a bit till the last sentence is: Airport: RSN handshake complete on en1
- tried every possible RAM config
Maybe I even did some more which I've forgot ;)
Serialnr ending on YJX, but the warranty for The gpu is over i guess.
I bought the mbp in the Netherlands, but live in Berlin now, which does not have an official MacStore yet, so getting the free diagnose is not an option right now.
Hope somebody has an idea, my fingers are now hurting from typing all this on my iPhone.
Is this a good question?