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Black screen on brand new M1 Pro

Black screen on brand new M1 Pro

Woke up this morning, opened my laptop that I was using last night, and the screen was black. Rebooted, nothing. Reset NVRAM, SMC, tried recovery mode. Nothing, screen is just totally black.

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"Resetting SMC and PRAM on an M1 MacBook generally have no effect and Apple actually suggests to not do them at all (not that I take their word, but the hardware of the board on the M1 machines does function differently), and I believe the button combinations to perform them are different. That being said, I might try a few things, check for updates, if you’re up to date, reinstall the OS, if you can get to startup options. Or revive the firmware, if you have access to another mac, using Apple’s guide here. (I would make sure the have a backup just in case, even though revive isn’t supposed to erase anything.

Although honestly, this sounds like something may be wrong with the display itself. It’s possible that the machine is getting data communications from the display, but the display may not be getting any power. As loathe as I am to say it, you may need to make a trip to Apple since this device should be covered under warranty (assuming there is no damage)."