2012 13" MBA Screen Problems

ohla313

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motrek

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My 2012 13" MBA will sometimes have odd 'spasms'. This occurs at time when I am maybe running too many applications. Could anyone please let me know what could be the issue and how to fix it? I attached some pictures I took of the screen when it happened. It never happened before, only recently. I did do a clean restore a couple weeks ago though..

Thanks!

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Bummer.

You seem to have a lot of stuff running in the background, that puts things in your menu bar (top-right corner).

I would suspect that something you're running is messing things up somehow.

Can you try not running all your stuff and then reintroducing things one-by-one to see what's causing the problem by process of elimination?
 
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ohla313

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Now that I think about it, I think it occurs more when I have a lot of tabs open in Google Chrome. Is this a common issue for screen issues to occur due to this? Would this be a hardware issue?
 

ohla313

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Bummer.

You seem to have a lot of stuff running in the background, that puts things in your menu bar (top-right corner).

I would suspect that something you're running is messing things up somehow.

Can you try not running all your stuff and then reintroducing things one-by-one to see what's causing the problem by process of elimination?
The items in my menubar aren't too many. They are many default applications that I left up there for quick access (Keychain, Volume, Wifi, Bluetooth, Time Machine)

I mainly just run Chrome, Tweetbot, and Mail most of the time. The odd thing is this never happened before the re-install.
 

motrek

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Now that I think about it, I think it occurs more when I have a lot of tabs open in Google Chrome. Is this a common issue for screen issues to occur due to this? Would this be a hardware issue?
I use Chrome all the time and have never had this happen. I would be surprised if Chrome was allowed (by the OS) to mess up the entire screen like this.

Don't know what the problem could be, though. Sorry.