Alrighty…So amidst of all the chaos in kimtown, I went to turn on my MACBOOK PRO after putting it to sleep the other night, and lo and behold, the light was on but no one was home.
After troubleshooting and trying several different solutions, I found this article about the NVIDIA graphics card. I’m having all the classic symptoms and believe this is what it is.
In July 2008, NVIDIA publicly acknowledged a higher than normal failure rate for some of their graphics processors due to a packaging defect. At that same time, NVIDIA assured Apple that Mac computers with these graphics processors were not affected. However, after an Apple-led investigation, Apple has determined that some MacBook Pro computers with the NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics processor may be affected. If the NVIDIA graphics processor in your MacBook Pro has failed, or fails within four years of the original date of purchase, a repair will be done free of charge, even if your MacBook Pro is out of warranty.
The good news: I don’t think I have lost any data on the laptop, I just can’t SEE anything.
The bad news: I can’t see anything to get anything off of there.
So after the external crash last week and the laptop this week, well all I can say is that I’m glad I’m backed up. The only things I didn’t have time to back up were my recent follow up list for emails/files (although I have a manual back up method) and my calendar.
So this puts me yet again, a couple of days behind…We are also going to be part of the class action lawsuit against NVIDIA. Remember., it’s not IF it happens, it’s WHEN it happens. Be ready.