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wont power on all the way, no chime

suddenly my macbook pro wont power on all the way. it may have dropped from the bed to the floor. but when i push the power button i hear the fan start and the dive start and then the sleep indicator pulse as long as i have my finger on it, then when i release, it shuts down again. its not making it past this stage. blank screen. full battery.

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Hi! Try removing the battery, and resetting the PMU (with the power off and connected to AC power, hold the power button in for 10 seconds, until you hear a tone and see the sleep light flicker). You might also want to try reseating the RAM, in case it came loose when the machine fell.

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Try booting from the install disk and verifying your drive, and booting into the apple hardware test too. You may find the answer to your problem.

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thankyou for your suggestions. i tried to no avail. to better explain the condition here is a youtube video of the exact issue http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3opaXh7q... which i believe is a problem with the Nvidia card which is known to go bad. is there a way just to change the card instead of the logic board. everyone keeps telling me to change the logic board which is so expensive. and the card is not

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Hi! Using the word "card" is actually a misnomer because it is not really a card, but a graphic chip on the motherboard, and therefore unfortunately it is not replaceable. If it does have the graphic chip flaw, the whole board will have to be replaced.

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