I've had some similar issues myself. The F1/F2 thing was a shot in the dark on my part hoping that if, maybe, you had turned off the monitor somehow we could turn it back on.
I suspect, however, that isn't the case.
Have you tried resetting the PRAM and NVRAM? If not, do this and let me know what happens:
- Press and hold the power button to shut down the computer (as best you can)
- Turn on the computer by pressing once on the power button
- Immediately press and hold the Command + Alt + P + R keys.
- Hold the keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the chimes at least twice
- Release the keys and wait to see if the computer boots up
I don't know if this will help, but it's the first thing to try in this sort of situation.
The next step will be trying to reset the PMU (power management unit).
After that, if none of the above works, we'll "kill" the machine (not really kill, but remove the power adaptor and the battery for about 12 hours to force a completely cold restart - you won't lose data, but you might lose some finder defaults like date and time).
If none of that works, then it might be you just have a dead screen. As an additional suggestion, during all this trying and testing, move the lid of the book back and forth to see if you ever get any sort of image on the screen.
Another suggestion - do you have an external monitor you could connect to the MBP to test?
Edited by Mary on 9/2/2010 at 10:01 PM EST