MBP Display Issue: Like Snow on TV - See Images

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by atsmith, Nov 13, 2006.

  1. atsmith macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2006
    My MBP (1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo) has worked great until today. I took it out of "sleep" mode and opened Adobe Illustrator and suddenly there were strange horizontal, colored lines or TV snow looking artifacts on the tabs (see screenshot below) that are not selected. Then it started to show all over the OS. When i change the volume (see screenshot below) etc.

    I have a 2nd monitor attached, a Dell FTP 2500, but when i detach it, the problem remains, so it isn't linked to the Dell monitor.

    I have tried to restart, change the refresh rate, colors and resolution. Decreasing the reslolution or the colors only makes it worse and it begins to appear throughout the screen.

    Any ideas? Thanks.


  2. tommytran86 macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2006
    it sound like it might be the settin gof your graphic card :)
  3. atsmith thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2006


    I went into the ColorSync Utilty and clicked on "Devices" > Displays > Color LCD > Make Default Display.

    That fixed it instantly.

    Thx for helpin' out a newbie.
  4. macg4 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 17, 2003
    Des Moines,Iowa
    yeah i was gonna guess settings as well..anyway glad u got her fixed !

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