Is my MBA's Graphic Card Failing?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by appleguy123, Oct 26, 2012.

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    appleguy123

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    My 2011 MacBook Air is having some troubling problems.

    The first is that when I tried to load high resolution images, they will not render correctly, most asymptomatically the images will turn out more red until I zoom into them, at which point they look normal. At other times, they will not render correctly, at all! They will have lines of various sites I have browsed instead of the image(this is sometimes embarrassing ;);) ).

    Also when I move the display, sometimes a bar will appear vertically across a large part of the screen. I've attached an image.

    Does anyone else have a similar problem or know what part is failing? I have AppleCare, but I am in college, so being without my computer is going to impact my studies and grades. :eek:

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    tersono

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    Actually, it looks like the ribbon cable between motherboard and screen may be at fault.

    Either way, you're going to need to get it fixed by Apple. They're usually pretty quick, though...
     
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    appleguy123

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    Is a ribbon cable replacement a "while you wait" repair? Or will it need to be sent off somewhere?
     

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