Artifacts on screen.

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

  1. K3mp macrumors 6502

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    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

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    Picture??? I dont really understand what you are saying.
     
  3. K3mp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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.
     

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  4. operator207 macrumors 6502

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

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    Always in the same place or do the artefacts move around?
     
  6. K3mp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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

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  8. ajhaji macrumors regular

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    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

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    This might help you: http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=6148716&postcount=26

    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

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    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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