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Old Sep 1, 2012, 12:07 PM   #51
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This is a known issue with gfxcardstatus. There is an entire thread over on codys website talking about the issue. Disable or uninstall gfxcardstatus and your issue should be resolved.
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Old Sep 4, 2012, 11:20 PM   #52
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This is a known issue with gfxcardstatus. There is an entire thread over on codys website talking about the issue. Disable or uninstall gfxcardstatus and your issue should be resolved.
The issue that the OP was having and the issue with v2.2.1 of gfxCardStatus are unrelated. That being said, many of the same MacBook Pros are affected by the issue (almost exclusively 15" models from 2010).

Stick to Dynamic Switching for now, and you won't see the garbled screen issue. Switching to Integrated Only is what triggers the problem. There's a fix coming out in v2.3 shortly.
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 01:28 AM   #53
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Same wonky problem...

I've been getting these wonky screens for a while now lately...


I've installed gfxCardStatus and set it to "Discrete Only".

I'll report back here if i still get any errors.

Apple has been notified: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4350366
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 01:30 AM   #54
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I've been getting these wonky screens for a while now lately...

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I've installed gfxCardStatus and set it to "Discrete Only".

I'll report back here if i still get any errors.

Apple has been notified: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4350366
If you were seeing that without gfxCardStatus installed, I'd definitely call AppleCare and mention this support article to them: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS4088

They've been replacing logic boards in machines behaving like that for free.
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 02:41 AM   #55
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If you were seeing that without gfxCardStatus installed, I'd definitely call AppleCare and mention this support article to them: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS4088

They've been replacing logic boards in machines behaving like that for free.
THANKS!

I'll report back for updates.
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 04:39 AM   #56
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Cool, now all i have to do is find my receipt...

Godammit...

Any tips on where i can find my receipt?

My order history only goes back 18 months! :C

https://secure1.store.apple.com/no/order/list?hist=545

[EDIT:]

interesting... i called apple earlier today, they got back to me now, they'll find my receipt!

I have to take a huge backup tho, it's gonna take like a week or two to get this fix'd...
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 10:32 PM   #57
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Its really disheartening that Apple is having so much trouble with GPU failures.
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Old Apr 8, 2013, 09:45 PM   #58
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Same problem - 15" MacBook Pro screen breaks up into squares about 1". I have about 1 month of Applecare left, so I wonder what I should do. The comments here indicate that replacing the motherboard will not solve the problem. Any suggestions?
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Old Jun 21, 2013, 06:05 AM   #59
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same problem...

i have been experiencing the same problem with my mid 2010 i5 15" macbook pro. One year ago graphics related kernel panics with -> logic board replacement. two weeks ago the same pixel-problems as in the screenshots you have posted above, occurring during video conferences, video streaming, youtube, but also the new-tab-top-sites problem in safari as well as black facebook site after switching back to the facebook tab from another in safari.
They have replaced the logicboard again, which didn't solve anything. Now I switched to another service center and the logicboard is being replaced for the third time incl. RAM. I am really annoyed since I need my MBP for work, it has been in maintenance for 8 weeks within a year now and to be honest - apple products are really not the cheapest and therefore I expect them at least to be reliable. Anyone with a real solution here?

If there is no customer-satisfying solution here possible for me, I a.o.th. will have to say, never ever Apple anymore. It just cannot be that this seems to be an issue so many experience and there does not seem to be any solution offered, that really fixes the problem, talking about a product from Apple.
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