So my initial thought was that the black screen was due to updating to 10.6.8. I have tried everything I could find on the internet for tricks to fix this black screen. I finally said forget it let me try installing a fresh 10.6 (with a fresh HDD) and just follow a guide. So I installed a new 1TB blank HDD. I went into the BIOS to set the normal settings (AHCI...yada) and before I could even finish there was screen went black. Which right there it cannot be from the result of updating to 10.6.8 (o yeah before trying the new HDD, I removed the CMOS battery to erase all settings to start fresh). So this leads me to believe I had a hardware problem. Does anyone have any ideas on what it could be or how to troubleshoot this.
I thank you in advance