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My Computer screen will not turn on

Light in front turns on but not screen.

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Hook it up to an external monitor to check the GPU. This may be yet another Nvidia GPU recall issue.

"In July 2008, NVIDIA publicly acknowledged a higher than normal failure rate for some of their graphics processors due to a packaging defect. At that same time, NVIDIA assured Apple that Mac computers with these graphics processors were not affected. However, after an Apple-led investigation, Apple has determined that some MacBook Pro computers with the NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics processor may be affected. If the NVIDIA graphics processor in your MacBook Pro has failed, or fails within three years of the original date of purchase, a repair will be done free of charge, even if your MacBook Pro is out of warranty."

Call Apple at the following number:

I've sent in three MacBook Pros this month with this issue and Apple has repaired them all for free. Sorry I didn't see your question sooner. See this question: Failed GPU Apple Program or Other Repair

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My screen will not come on if I open it quickly. Try opening it this way: hold the screen down as you release the catch then let it spring open slowly. Open it a half inch and wait for the screen to come up then finish opening it. My godson's MacBook has the same problem.

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