MacBook... lines in screen

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Love, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. Love
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    I got this on 5 April, and already, it has a problem.

    Lines have randomly been appearing throughout the screen, distorting the whole machine and rendering it unusable for several minutes at a time. I've tried PRAM, SMC reset... any suggestions?

    Video of problem
     
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    I've never actually seen that before, but wow it looks like the same problem i had with my old compaq laptop, but that one was worse, everything got distorted. I think it has something to do with your video cable connecting to the LCD, I may be wrong but something sure is loose.

    I would take it to apple, and let them check it out, Plus it's an 09 macbook so i'm sure it's still under warranty...
     
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    Took it to Apple on Saturday. They said it would be done by 7PM that evening but I received no call. Gave them until 1:30 PM the next day, with no call. Called them and asked what was going on, as the website said that the machine was ready but I hadn't received a phone call. They said that they couldn't find my machine and he'd ask the genius when they were done their genius meeting. They called back. It needs a new screen, more than just the originally predicted logic board.

    It won't be ready for a while.
     
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    That really did look bad. Sorry about that man, hope you didn't need your machine for work or anything important :3
     

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