2010 MacBook Pro Screen -- Failed

StopPre

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Apr 17, 2016
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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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Samuelsan2001

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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.
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.
 

monstruo

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

PapaGino

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Dec 11, 2015
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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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