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Topic # 91779 20-Oct-2011 03:45
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HI there

i just bought a second hand macbook pro from trademe.it had a fault not turning on.i thoughut it was a graphics card issue.but it seems it's the logicboard. If i take to any shop they charge me $80 diagnosis if it's a big problem i would be just wasting money on that diagnosis.could any one please help me with diagnosis and for this repair.. which could cost me $500 for logicboard.Surely some rewards will be offered.or if you could give me a cheap deal, some hot cash on your hands...
i'll put down the specs...

Model #:A1226
Model Family:MacBook ProProcessor:2.2GHz Core 2 Duo (T7500)Manufacturer:Intel# of CPUs:1Codename:MeromDisplay:Size:15.4"Finish:GlossyResolution:1440x900Backlight:LED-BacklitBase Memory:2GB PC2-5300 SODIMMBrand:AppleWireless:802.11a/b/g/nColor(s):AluminumOriginal OS:Mac OS X 10.4.9Battery:60-watt-hour removable lithium-polymerGraphics:NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT (128MB)Base Storage:120GB 5400RPM SATA 2.5"Optical Drive:8x DL Superdrive




Thank you so much in ADVANCE Cool

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  Reply # 535442 20-Oct-2011 08:45
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Does the machine do anything at all? (Sleep LED comes on? Fan noise?)
Does the AC adapter LED light up when you connect it?

Cheers,
Joseph

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  Reply # 535469 20-Oct-2011 10:03
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Have you tried with an external monitor?  To what extent does it not turn on? 
If you can hear fan noise/see lights it may be a no video issue rather than no power.

Have you got access to a known good power supply?  That could also be worth a try.  Is it an Intel based MacBook Pro (e.g. newer model)?

If you can get it to power on enough to boot off a CD then Apple Hardware Test is the way to start.  If you have any other information post it up someone here is sure to know!

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  Reply # 535471 20-Oct-2011 10:09
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Haha sorry I missed your specs at the bottom, I thought it was a signature!
Also, bizzare, joefizz's response wasn't showing when I made my post, even though his comment was made a few hours before mine.



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  Reply # 535486 20-Oct-2011 10:27
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jofizz: Does the machine do anything at all? (Sleep LED comes on? Fan noise?)
Does the AC adapter LED light up when you connect it?

Cheers,
Joseph



Hi

no the machine doesn't do anything at all.except the battery led lights up when i press. 

thnx..i hv took it to a shop in hope its the graphics card.but the person in the fron desk told it cant be graphics card if it was the sleep light would have worked.but here the machine doesnt start at all.so they said it could be the logic board.if i have to go for diagnosis i have to 80 so before i do that i thought get some help from here. 


thnx 



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  Reply # 535490 20-Oct-2011 10:31
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bener: Have you tried with an external monitor?  To what extent does it not turn on? 
If you can hear fan noise/see lights it may be a no video issue rather than no power.

Have you got access to a known good power supply?  That could also be worth a try.  Is it an Intel based MacBook Pro (e.g. newer model)?

If you can get it to power on enough to boot off a CD then Apple Hardware Test is the way to start.  If you have any other information post it up someone here is sure to know!



Hehe.....


ok  the machine doesn't turn on at all.so i think i need a proper diagnosis....so do you know anyone that could help,e to do that. at least in a cheap rate. besides im just a uni student.

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  Reply # 535507 20-Oct-2011 10:58
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If you cannot get it to turn on at all you are probably going to be stuck with taking it into the shop, post up the serial number if you want and I will check the warranty status.

A lot of machines have a 3-year AppleCare warranty, the seller may have forgotten about it.

Also, just out of interest, was the machine faulty as soon as you got it or soon after?



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  Reply # 535513 20-Oct-2011 11:10
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bener: If you cannot get it to turn on at all you are probably going to be stuck with taking it into the shop, post up the serial number if you want and I will check the warranty status.

A lot of machines have a 3-year AppleCare warranty, the seller may have forgotten about it.

Also, just out of interest, was the machine faulty as soon as you got it or soon after?


hey thnx 4 the help

do u know any store that could do me a good deal?or know some one who could have a  look.

i called the apple care and they said warranty is over.any if you could double check it will be sweet.. 

here's the Serial #: W8740ESRX91 

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  Reply # 535524 20-Oct-2011 11:23
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Yep definitely out of warranty. Sorry to say it but Apple just doesn't do cheap. Their prices are very steep for replacement parts and all certified repair centers have fairly high labour charges too.

I don't know anyone that could help you with that sorry, it sounds like a power issue. Definitely check with a different power adapter if you can, the battery light could be lighting up because there is only a tiny bit of charge left in the machine.

Also check your adapter, the MagSafe adapter has moving pins in the end that can get jammed in.

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  Reply # 542307 7-Nov-2011 23:33
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When you say "logic board" do you mean motherboard?

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  Reply # 542310 7-Nov-2011 23:40
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bigal_nz: When you say "logic board" do you mean motherboard?


Yes they are the same thing. Apple has to give their parts special names, so they can't be confused with PCs :)

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  Reply # 542311 7-Nov-2011 23:45
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U in akld?



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  Reply # 542312 7-Nov-2011 23:49
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yes.im in Auckland.....do you repair or diagnose apple macbook pro

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