Help, Macbook Pro 17" won't boot

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
Hi there.

Now I've done a little research but I have yet to find anyone else with my problem. I have a MacBook Pro 17" and it will not boot up. Here's the specifics...

I can turn on the system, I hear the Apple bootup chime, see the grey screen and nothing happens. I've tried all the bootup commands and the only ones I get a response from are the Option key and Cmd+Opt+P+R. Pressing the Option key normally shows the startup drives, well in my case the mouse did show up, but there were no startup drives. The only other bootup command that works was zapping the PRAM which just restarted the system. I've tried putting in system disc, but it will not boot or recognize a CD. In fact, to get the CD out, I had to turn off the system and turn it back hold + hold the eject button. I had to do it a couple times too before it would actually eject.

Any ideas?


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    backtomacbacktomac Posts: 4,579member
    Does your MBP have the NVIDIA 8600 gpu?

    If so its a gpu problem and will be repaired by Apple.
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