15" macbook pro + thunderbolt display = red / green dots

tekkietekkie

macrumors member
Original poster
Aug 26, 2010
74
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I came home today to find my macbook pros fans going crazy and when I hit a key the screens came to life and I had the spinning wheel and both my macbook and thunderbolt screens were both black with tons or red / red dots on them like thousands of little stars in space. I have the late 2011 machine with the high res screen and this is the first time this has happened, also all the patches available including the TB ones.

In the logs it shows tons of errors like this, hundreds in 18 seconds so I suspect this is the cause of it.

I had my machine setup to goto sleep after 1hr and the last time I used it was around 8:30pm last night but from the logs it doesn't look like it ever went to sleep.

i found another person complaining about the same problem but no idea if its fixed or not http://www.mcelhearn.com/2011/11/20/lion-video-freeze-happening-again-with-new-mac-mini/


should I take it to the apple store for them to have a look at it?

I had to hold down the power button and then turn it back on and even still 15 mins later the fans are going crazy and the CPU is still 73C -75C ! there is nothing running on the machine and the CPU is doing nothing its hovering less than 5%

12/5/11 4:07:59.000 PM kernel: ** Device in slot: SLOT--1 **
12/5/11 4:07:59.000 PM kernel: ** GPU Debug Info Start **
12/5/11 4:07:59.000 PM kernel: 0x00006741
12/5/11 4:07:59.000 PM kernel: 0x0000008f
12/5/11 4:07:59.000 PM kernel: 0x00000001
12/5/11 4:07:59.000 PM kernel: 0x00000018
12/5/11 4:07:59.000 PM kernel: 0x0000b080
12/5/11 4:07:59.000 PM kernel: 0x00000001
12/5/11 4:07:59.000 PM kernel: 0x00000001
12/5/11 4:07:59.000 PM kernel: 0x00006741
12/5/11 4:07:59.000 PM kernel: 0x00000001
12/5/11 4:07:59.000 PM kernel: 0x00000015
12/5/11 4:07:59.000 PM kernel: 0x00000000
12/5/11 4:07:59.000 PM kernel: 0x00000001
12/5/11 4:07:59.000 PM kernel: 0x00000047
12/5/11 4:07:59.000 PM kernel: 0x00000000
12/5/11 4:07:59.000 PM kernel: 0x00000001
12/5/11 4:07:59.000 PM kernel: 0x00000058
12/5/11 4:07:59.000 PM kernel: 0x00000012
12/5/11 4:07:59.000 PM kernel: 0x00000001
12/5/11 4:08:17.000 PM kernel: 0x00000000
12/5/11 4:08:17.000 PM kernel: 0x00000000
12/5/11 4:08:17.000 PM kernel: 0x00000000
12/5/11 4:08:17.000 PM kernel: 0x00000000
12/5/11 4:08:17.000 PM kernel: 0x00000000
12/5/11 4:08:17.000 PM kernel: 0x00000000
12/5/11 4:08:17.000 PM kernel: ** GPU Debug Info End **

I should add that this macbook is not even 2 weeks old, and the display is brand new I haven't even had it a week
 

cosmicjoke

macrumors 6502
Oct 3, 2011
484
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Portland, OR
dunno, but have a late '11 and thunderbolt display as well and should this happen to me i'd take a picture and beat it on down the line to the apple store.
 

tekkietekkie

macrumors member
Original poster
Aug 26, 2010
74
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yeah I should have taken a pic :( dooh !!

guess I will wait and see if it happens again but I have a feeling yes
 
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