Artifacts on screen.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by K3mp, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. K3mp macrumors 6502

    May 4, 2008
    S.E. Louisiana
    The MBP was bought in Feb and now it has a long line of artifacts on the menu bar. I found a temp. fix by hooking it up to a display, mirroring the display then unplugging it. But when I reboot it is back. This started 2 nights ago. Also When I do the fix everything is fine, but it is a pain to do. Also in iTunes video does play fine during the fix but when the artifacts are there video sucks. also the little x in itunes to x out a movie shows up fine. Right now the GPU temp is going between 57 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit. It is a SR with a 128 MB video card.
  2. noodle654 macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2005
    Never Ender
    Picture??? I dont really understand what you are saying.
  3. K3mp thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 4, 2008
    S.E. Louisiana
    Heres one some. I did my temp. fix to get the menu bar ones away. I also forgot to mention I did an archive and install.

    Attached Files:

  4. operator207 macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2007
    I have not seen that before, but it looks like the "Blue Matrix" has you. ;)
  5. MagicBoy macrumors 68040


    May 28, 2006
    Manchester, UK
    Always in the same place or do the artefacts move around?
  6. K3mp thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 4, 2008
    S.E. Louisiana
    they are consistant on the menu bar but every once in a while if a open a window with something moving I get some. Sorry it took so long to reply the hurricane just came through the power is out and I'm posting from a friend's iPhone 3g because my 1st ten iphone can't get a signal.:eek:
  7. newbie jnr macrumors member

    Mar 10, 2008
  8. ajhaji macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2006
    Does your MBP have an NVIDIA graphics chip in it? Could be on the verge of failing. Time to send it in for repair!
  9. winninganthem macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2008
    This might help you:

    In sum,
    Log out and log back in again and see if the problem persists.

    If fixed, to avoid this problem in the future:
    Log out before you ever sleep your computer.

    I'm not sure if your specific issue will be fixed by this graphics-problem-workaround that I found on another forum, but give it a try and let us know how it goes.

    If this workaround fixes your problem, it will prove that the MBP's graphics issues come from sleep-->awake and awake-->sleep actions.
  10. creator2456 macrumors 68000


    Jul 10, 2007
    Reminds me a little of my problem that is happening. I haven't taken the time to have Apple look at it yet, but i think I should.


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