dark screen, can see apple logo but nothing else happens
I now dealing with an issue with my MBP mid 2010.
Press start button and computer starts up (including boot chime), but screen stays gray. If i shine flashlight on screen i can see apple logo, spinning cursor and loading bar. The bar does not load but remains on screen for 3-5 minutes then vanishes but spinning cursor and logo remains indefinitely and no sign in screen
I have tried all different key press combinations to reset SMC, PRAM, NVRAM, Safe Mode, Single Mode but nothing changes the above sequence.
I thought maybe keyboard was bad, but the led on caps lock does glow when pressed so i assume keyboard is working.
Disconnected HD cable and computer booted up to flashing folder/question mark
Disconnected keyboard cable and computer would not boot.
Is this a hardware/software issue? or is there anything else i can try to get not only the screen to light up but also boot into the sign in screen.
Is this a good question?