[Advice] Macbook Pro Flickering Display Problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hubie, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. hubie macrumors newbie

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    Hi there, I'm new to the forum so apologies if this issue has been discussed already elsewhere.

    I was just wondering if anyone can help me with a problem...

    I've had my 15" Macbook Pro for about a month now (bought brand new from the apple store online). It had been working fine, until all of a sudden last night I discovered this problem.

    Essentially what happens is these little blue lines and dots seem to appear all over the display, running vertically. As well as this, the screen is flickering a lot. I'm not doing anything intensive with the macbook, simply surfing the web or doing nothing at all, but it does this immediately upon start up.

    Fortunately I haven't experienced the black bar problems that some people have mentioned on the apple support forums that apparently accompany these symptoms, not yet anyway.

    Could anyone please advise me on what I should do to solve this problem?

    Any suggestions, help or advice would be greatly appreciated. I am a complete Macbook n00b so plain english would be greatly appreciated! Cheers :)
     
  2. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    take it to an apple store and get your screen replaced or get the whole computer replaced.
     
  3. hubie thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Minimoose 360 macrumors 65816

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    It's not your screen, most likely it is a defective GPU. Most people have seen green lines, but I think blue would be the same. Apple will fix it for you.
     
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  7. chris.robison macrumors regular

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    +1 For sure

    I just took my 2.53 in for flickering about an hour ago. They replaced, without even seeing the flickering. They also gave me a 2.66. :D
     

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