Blank boxes showing up instead of menus

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by super00141, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. super00141 macrumors newbie

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    Hey, this is my first post so sorry if i got it in the wrong area of the site... anyway. this mac is about 6 months old, i haven't downloaded anything recently. i have tried restarting, shutting down, logging in and out, and all. this is also happening on all my other accounts on this mac. (this is the Air if that helps.) i have never seen this before. what is happening is every time i right click, or click something int he tool bar, or anything that has a drop down menu (even the google search on top of safari) is like this, it is just a box, no words one colour. it seems to be whatever colour the pixel is i click on. be it white black blue cream whatever. after i click off it i can see the words for a split second. any help?
     

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  2. McGiord macrumors 601

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    those look like sticky notes without any content displayed
     
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    super00141 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    good point, ill make a video so you guys will believe me.

    damn it can't make a video :/ can't find my screen recorder in this mess. ill add more pics though.

    see in the last pic, stickies have a little rectangle on the top, as these do not. so these aren't stickies, anyone m=help? i can't find stuff on my computer!!!
     

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  4. McGiord macrumors 601

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    It is not lack of trust, that was just an observation.

    Some ideas:
    Try booting in Safe Mode.

    Do you have any other Bootable Volume?
    Give it a try.

    Run Disk Utility, check and repair disk as needed.

    Run Apple Hardware Test.

    Try re-installing OS X.
     
  5. super00141 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks, in safe mode works, but i can't access youtube or play videos, or change the volume...
     
  6. McGiord macrumors 601

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  7. super00141 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    do you have a video i can see? when i click on the options on disk utilities i can't see what I'm clicking. and i don't want to accidentally earase something or something.
     

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