Anybody know what the cause of this is?
Im having what seems like the same problem on a used A1181.
Blank white/grey screen with start up tone. As far as I know (what I was told) the HD was wiped clean. None of the start-up commands that I've heard of make any difference, including holding "C" while booting from the brand new set of restore discs I got from Apple. I've reset the P-ram, I've removed the ram chip and tried it in both slots while ensuring that it was properly seated. Ive attempted connecting an external display with a "mini-dvi to HDMI" connector to my TV, TV said no support. (dont know if there is a setting in the mac to use an external display or if it should automaticaly addapt?) I just tried booting in TDM to a Windows XP based PC running MacDrive 8. Macdrive shows the Macbook HD as being empty with 148gb free (in accordance with what I was told by the previous owner) and upon running repair option it finds no errors.
Not sure where to go from here, logic would suggest that the display and or display cable is kaput. But I've read some things that suggest the logic board may be the problem or the HD dont totally trust what MacDrive said 100%) and at $200 bucks for the display and cable I dont want to buy them only to find out that it needs another $200+ in parts.
Is there another way of testing the HD and/or more importantly the Logic Board?