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  • Why does my macbook pro's screen go black?

    I got my macbook about 11 months ago its a macbook pro. No frequently but a couple times a week when im in the middle of doing something the screen will go black and ill move the mouse and press the escape key and nothing will happen and after about...

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    If it's less than a year old then it's still under warranty. Could be the magnetic sleep switch going...

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  • Why does my MacBook Air screen go blank?

    I've had my MacBook Air since September 2013 and recently the screen will go blank at random times. What is does is like, Ill be on youtube or Facebook and I'll look away for ...show more

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    I was having a similar issue, I ended up taking it to the apple genius bar because I need a fully functioning...

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  • Why is my macbook just showing a blank screen on start up

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    If you're running on battery power, check to see if your computer's battery needs to be recharged. Press...

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  • Macbook Pro booting OS X to black screen.

    I have a Macbook Pro, model 5,1, that will now boot OX X 10.8 only to a black screen. The BootCamp install on the laptop, with Windows 7 Pro installed, boots normally and is usable. When I boot into OS X, I get the chime, the screen lights up and shows...

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    Your nvidia GPU could have died (unlikely as you get the grey boot screen). Bad or ill-fitting memory...

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  • Black screen on MacBook Pro?

    I've had my MacBook pro since last christmas (2007) it's always worked perfectly. But today, after I uploaded some movies from photobooth to iMovie, I closed my computer. I came back about an hour later and opened it back up. It made the sound like it...

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    I have a similar MacBook Pro from mid-2007 and have had the issue a couple of times where the brightness...

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  • Macbook pro making weird noises and not staving on black screen on start up?

    my macbook pro unibody is making like 3 scrating sort of noises, from the hard drive as it starts up but then it just stays on a black, littup screen on startup, makes the mac startup noies and everything but just stays on a black screen. Why is this...

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    Yup... Mac syndrome. It means that instead of spending thousands on a Mac, for the sake of saying you...

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  • Macbook Black Screen Help?

    When I played a Game and exited the fullscreen the macbook turned blank screen and had a movable cursor with the loading circle thing. I forced shutdown it but when I opened it again it was still there with the same Cursor and everything i tried to force...

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    First, flip your Macbook upside down. Then, on the bottom right hand corner, press down on it. After...

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  • MacBook Pro screen is blank?

    Three quarters of my MacBook screen has gone blank and pixelated, the other quarter is working normally but I cannot put my cursor on the other 3 quarters of the screen. What is wrong with my MacBook and how can I fix it? Here is a picture: http://s...

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    Yep - I hate to say it but your screen it fried. If your Mac Book is less than a year old you have the...

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  • Macbook screen has black lines that move?

    I have recently dropped my macbook (on its right side) on the bus while I was sitting down. When I got home and turned it on, I noticed a row of black lines running at the side where I dropped it. Now the funny thing is that the black lines MOVE, but...

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    OH MY GOD. This isn't funny at all. This is very serious. You could have a major case of a damaged LCD...

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  • Macbook Pro Stuck on Black screen?

    So one day I decided to just close the lid of my macbook pro (leopard) and put it in my bag for a plane ride. When I arrived and unpacked at the hotel, I opened my Macbook lid and it was black, I thought it was just out of battery so i plugged in my...

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    Try pressing the Command - Option - Eject keys, wait a few seconds then hit a key to wake up the Mac...

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