Booting up to black and white lines, please advise

ruk110

macrumors regular
Original poster
Apr 8, 2010
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England
Last night I put my 27 inch mid 2011 3.1GHZ to sleep after watching a movie. Today I've gone to wake it and it woke to a frozen screen, no response at all.

I did a hard shut down and started it up and it boots to a black screen with lots of white vertical lines and does nothing.

If I hold option I can access the booting hard drive option screen.

Resetting the PRAM does nothing. I'm all out of ideas. Do you guys think it's the hard drive that's gone or the motherboard?

Thank you so much for your help guys

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maflynn

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Staff member
May 3, 2009
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Sounds like maybe the GPU/logic board. I'd try to start up the AHT and see if that kicks anything out, otherwise, give Apple a call.
 

rugmankc

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Sep 24, 2014
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My 2008 iMac did that a couple years ago. Kept getting worse. Sold it to Apple BuyBack for 100.00, I believe. Used my old Sony Vaio for awhile. Then bought my rMBP. Hope you have better luck.
 

ruk110

macrumors regular
Original poster
Apr 8, 2010
204
0
England
Last night I put my 27 inch mid 2011 3.1GHZ to sleep after watching a movie. Today I've gone to wake it and it woke to a frozen screen, no response at all.

I did a hard shut down and started it up and it boots to a black screen with lots of white vertical lines and does nothing.

If I hold option I can access the booting hard drive option screen.

Resetting the PRAM does nothing. I'm all out of ideas. Do you guys think it's the hard drive that's gone or the motherboard?

Thank you so much for your help guys

X
Thank you, still trying to persye ssd faults now
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My 2008 iMac did that a couple years ago. Kept getting worse. Sold it to Apple BuyBack for 100.00, I believe. Used my old Sony Vaio for awhile. Then bought my rMBP. Hope you have better luck.
Hey there, sorry to hear you left macs. Hope you're loving your new Windows pc x
 

rugmankc

Contributor
Sep 24, 2014
2,178
640
Thank you, still trying to persye ssd faults now
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Hey there, sorry to hear you left macs. Hope you're loving your new Windows pc x
I don't have a Windows pc. Have a 2015 rMBP. Not going back to Windows or Android. Too much of family invested in Apple. Wanting an iMac 4k later this year. May keep the rMBP. :)
 
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