2010 MacBook Pro Screen -- Failed

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by StopPre, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. StopPre macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2016
    Hi all,

    I've only seen threads about screens broken as a result of droppping / spilling, etc, so hopefully this isn't a repeat. I turned on my 2010 MBP the other day and, while using it, the screen slowly started to fade to a grey-ish color, and then was stuck / frozen in this "grey" state and hasn't recovered since. Moving the screen around (partially closing it and then opening it again) recovered the screen initially, but now nothing will help -- I've restarted it, pressed all around the screen, left it for a few days to see if it would recover, etc. Again. this isn't the result of any mistreatment, it just happened.

    I'm currently deployed, so getting to an Apple Store is much harder than it sounds. Has anyone experienced this before? Any suspected issues? Is it the screen, or something else? Thanks.

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  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    Looks like a graphics card failure, at this point that's more expensive to fix than the machine is worth so I personally would be looking at a new computer.
  3. monstruo macrumors regular


    May 5, 2009
    Reminds me of my 2011 dgpu failure, it's going to be a full main logic board replacement in order to fix it. :(
  4. PapaGino macrumors member


    Dec 11, 2015
    Londonderry NH
    If you can plug your mac into an external display. If you have video on the external display and everything works fine then your physical screen is broken. If you see the same thing on the external display that means the GPU has failed.

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