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white screen of death is the logic board dead?

Tried all possible options, but it wont power up, the only thing i get is the white screen of death. Tried also re-booting from a CD but nothing.... any other tips? many thanks


thanks very much. i removed the HD and it proved to be the faulty part.... now i just have to get a new one. do you guys know if is possible to recover the data from the old HD? thanks again for your reply!

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Depends on how faulty it is really, one way to find out is to connect it to your macbook with a new HDD.

use: FireWire 400/800 Laptop SATA Hard Drive Enclosure and see if u can recover some data


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Hi there,

no expert but have you tried these options?

-plug the "system install" pendrive

-reset the SMC

-reset the PRAM

this thread on Ifixit seems to be on a related issue and was fixed

Startup chime, no boot, white screen of death


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That's the "White Screen of Life". A back screen is death. You most likely have a bad hard drive. Disconnect the hard drive and see if it will boot from your original installation DVD. If so replace the hard drive.

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