Artifacts when using MacBook Pro, normal?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ckar, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. Ckar macrumors member

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    Sometimes I get some graphic artifacts when using the Google Chrome browser. My laptop is in my signature. The artifacts are mini green and purple dots that show up just for a second and then go away. It only happens on some websites.

    I want to ask, is that anything to be concerned with? I only see it with Google Chrome, but then again I use my computer mainly for Google Chrome so I do not know if it will show up on any other programs. So far it hasn't. What should I do about this problem?
     
  2. A7ibaba macrumors regular

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    Discrete graphic chip is about to die. Actually,GPU isn't going to die.You need to do reballing of GPU chip.
     
  3. Ckar thread starter macrumors member

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    Will Apple fix this for free even though I am out of the warranty period?
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    I believe they have extended the repair program to those affected and are out of warrant for 2010 MBPs
     
  5. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    The extended repair program goes for three years from original date of purchase, so unless you bought it new some time in mid-2011, chances are you're going to be out of luck for a free fix. :eek:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ts4088
     
  6. Ckar thread starter macrumors member

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    I went to the Apple store, they ran a video test. It passed.

    The artifacts still show up from time to time. Only in Chrome. Could it be Chrome?
     
  7. Altemose macrumors G3

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    It is possible. When you say artifacts is it in only certain parts of the screen? Are you using an themes within Chrome?
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    If its just chrome, that year maybe something is up with the app then.
     

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