2011 MBP Screen problem... Advice needed.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SirStrumalot, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. SirStrumalot macrumors 6502

    Feb 28, 2011
    Minneapolis, MN
    Hey guys, so I've noticed that whenever I'm watching a video on say VLC, and I maximize the view, I notice a sudden disruption in the picture. This happens very intermittently and is often short lived, but I was hoping I could get some opinions on why this might be happening and how I can fix it? Any help is much appreciated.

    I've attached a screenshot of what I see on the screen to this post. I have a 2011 13" MBP btw.

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  2. edifyingGerbil macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2011
    i had a similar phenomenon occur when i manually switched graphics using gfxCardStatus but that wouldn't apply in your case.

    updating to 10.6.7 fixed it for me; have you updated your macbook?
  3. SirStrumalot thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 28, 2011
    Minneapolis, MN
    Nope... I have the 13", so it's only got the integrated graphics.
  4. SirStrumalot thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 28, 2011
    Minneapolis, MN
    Any suggestions guys? Has anybody else seen anything similar?
  5. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020


    Jan 17, 2008
    Big D
    Is it only with VLC? Try other players, compare and isolate.
  6. sealand210 macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2011
    maybe there are some problems with the VLC hardware decode settings..

    but I use mplayerx instead, no problem at all..
  7. JTToft macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
    Try MPlayerX (available on the App Store) instead. That is a much better player than VLC.
  8. HBOC macrumors 68020

    Oct 14, 2008
    You can make an appointment at the Apple Store and show them the screen shot. It almost looks like the "safari" glitch that even happens from time to time on my new machine. My old machine (8600GT card) would look different than yours, and would happen in all programs, ie; iTunes, safari, Aperture, Photoshop, etc.. so I knew it was the LB/card.

    Have you swapped out anything since you got your machine? Have you updated VLC, if applicable..
  9. jamesschmidtke macrumors regular


    Mar 15, 2008
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    Had thIs problem in two 17". Happened in iTunes, QuickTime and vlc. I know exactly what your talking about. I had tp return both units for other reasons but I think the distortion is extremely strange. Pre and post 10.6.7 too
  10. SirStrumalot thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 28, 2011
    Minneapolis, MN
    I haven't swapped anything out since I got the laptop. I notice this happens in VLC, quicktime and even in Angry birds Rio, but is very short lived... usually during transitions (to full screen for example). It's definitely strange, so I wanted to see what people thought.

    Is this likely to be a software bug? I would take it into the Apple store, but since it's a little far from where I am right now, I thought I'd get some MR opinions on it first.
  11. josakramer macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2011
    Screen Problem

    Hey Guys MacMaster,I got some prob that really need help about my MBP 15".
    THe prob was when i boot the screen was ok with the apple Logo on it but when load the OS ( 10.5.8 ) the screen was black.When i attach external monitor to the MBP it was ok and i can use it.What was really wrong anyway?
    is there anyone could help?PLEASE :confused:

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