1/3 of my Macbook Pro screen is 3 vertical Bars...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by biglarrygreen, May 26, 2010.

  1. biglarrygreen macrumors newbie

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    I have had my Laptop for over 3 years now and with really no significant problems. A couple of days ago though, my laptop display got 3 vertical black/white/black bars on the right third of the screen and I am just curious if it is dying.

    I am connected to an external display and it's been awhile like this, but it makes it impossible to use as a laptop anymore. CAn anybody let me know what's going on?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Wouldn't be a surprise as OP likely has MBP with 8600M GT...
     
  4. student_trap macrumors 68000

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    can you tell us the exact specs of your mbp, you may be able to get it replaced by apple even if its warranty has expired
     
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    If that were the case he couldn't have had it for over 3 years as he claims. He must have either an early-2006 or a late-2006 MacBook Pro with an ATI Mobility X1600 Pro.
     
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    Hmm, you're right but only if it really is over three years old as OP claims. That's a worse thing then, 8600M GT would still be covered but AFAIK X1600 Pro doesn't have any special warranties.
     
  7. deadwulfe macrumors 6502a

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    If it were the graphics card, he'd have the same problem with an external display...

    Sounds like the screen, to me. I've seen a Dell laptop do that, but that was because the laptop was being left in an onsite office trailer during winter. the screen going from very cold to warm on a daily basis couldn't handle it anymore.
     

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