2011 MBA scrabbling images in photoshop and safari.

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  1. appleguy123 macrumors 604

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    Is this a hardware issue? It seems like after I reddit for awhile, large images will start to scramble in little tiles of precision sky viewed images. It's hard to describe and next time it happens I will photograph it. It also happens sometimes when editing images in photoshop.
    I have AppleCare, so if it is hardware, I have a few months to bring it in. The problem is that I can't reproduce the issue on command. I'm unsure if what to do.
    Is this normal for 2011 MacBook Airs, do you think it's an issue that needs to be fixed?
     
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    Yep... hardware issue. Probably bad GPU.
     
  4. ajmicek macrumors newbie

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    Did this begin recently? My computer began to do that a week ago, I took the attached screenshot.

    I also thought "hardware" until I looked at this thread:

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/12531532#12531532

    I got in touch with the user who started that thread and they said the scrabbling / garbling / weirdness went away after a few OS X updates. I suspect it is something like that. Let us know what you find out!
     

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  5. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 604

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    It has been happening for awhile. AlSo, it's not my entire screen that messes up. Just the image I'm looking at.
     
  6. jmazzamj macrumors regular

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    Get your eyes checked, then.

    Just kidding: Do you mean that the issue only happens on the image/window you have at the front? Background isn't affected? I think it's hardware related but did you try a different version of photoshop?
     
  7. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 604

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    It happens mainly in Safari.
     
  8. jmazzamj macrumors regular

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    I don't know...It may be graphics related but as it's built in the CPU, have you tried running some processor intensive apps, like video encoding, for example?
     
  9. micrors4racer macrumors 6502

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    Highly unlikley a hardware issue, it seems to be only happening to certain stuff that it is rendering. I would do a clean reinstall of OSX. If it was a hardware issue, the whole screen or a constant area of the screen will be affected. GPU issues could also be replicated because they are due to temps or simply go dead cold.
     

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