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The MacBook family was first introduced in May 2006 and replaced the iBook as Apple's consumer laptop.

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My macbook starts but doesn't show anything on the screen

When I power on my macbook, the fan runs, but it doesn't show anything on the screen. When I connect an external monitor, nothing appears on the external screen as well.

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And i guess that I can't fix the old logic board? Or change a part of it? I don't expect that:)

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As I said I think it would cost more than just replacing the entire board. (You need costly equipment to work on these things, something a DIYer wouldn't have)

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Basically, you're taxonimizing too much, if you repair the MacBook, you replace parts, that fixes the notebook, not fixing parts. However with some parts you can actually repair, which can be fun+satisfying.

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Black screen! It doesn't show anything at all, can be the inverter cable. But can't it be the logic board because if i try to connect a external screen it doesn't work. But the rest ports work. Maybe the graphics card? Any tip?

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Its possible that its a bad logic board.

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Black screen or grey/white screen? if its a black screen - aka "non backlit" if could be a problem with the inverter, or inverter cable.

If you do not get video on the external monitor, its possible you have a bad logic board. On Macbooks, since video ram is shared, try reseating the memory first.

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He doesn't get nothing on the external monitor. If the inverter cable or board was faulty he would have an image on the external and faint image on the internal.

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Try booting from the install disk (then you can verify your drive) or booting into target disk mode, or another bootable drive if you have one.

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Hey, what is booting? Can you explane a bit more how i do. I understand a little bit but not all:)

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Booting is starting up Rab777hp - that's no relationship to his problem, he has a video issue, not a hard drive/boot issue.

Lukaslevin - IMnsHO it would be cost prohibitive to try to change the video chip.

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We haven't ruled that out, he specifically says all he gets is a black screen, even with an external, so there a strong likelyhood its more than a simple video issue.

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I don't follow. What do you mean by ...its more than a simple video issue.?

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How much would you think it would cost?

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If we knew the exact model it would help. This could be the Nvidia GPU recall issue.

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