black rectangles on MBP screen?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SeeTheLights, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. SeeTheLights macrumors member

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    Recently I have gotten these black rectangles at the top of my screen, after this happening, I restarted the computer. Now that are starting to show up again. Any idea of what it is?

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  2. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    I haven't seen any like that but when similar graphics anomalies started coming up on my dad's MBP, less than a day later it was dead (logic board).... Backup now!
     
  3. SeeTheLights thread starter macrumors member

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    Backing up now. I restarted and it's not happening anymore after a restart. Would resetting PRAM or anything like that help?
     
  4. e12a macrumors 68000

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    PRAM never really hurts to try, so go for it.

    If those rectangles were captured with Grab, then I dont have an answer for you..

    usually if artifacts pop up like that it's a hardware problem (i.e. GPU mentioned above, which is embedded in the logic board). This usually only manifests itself on what you see on the screen in person and wouldnt be captured in software like Grab.
     
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  6. SeeTheLights thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, I did a screen shot of it.

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    MBP 13 Inch early 2011
    Processor 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5
    Memory 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
    Graphics Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB
     
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