Common Issue with the new MBP's 13"ers?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by The Samurai, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. The Samurai macrumors 68000

    The Samurai

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    Bought the MBP 13" two weeks ago and I am having the following (see attached) issue occasionally when opening a new website or a quicktime vid. Although it doesn't crash or exit anything... its kinda annoying. I didnt have this issue in the previous Unibody Macbook that I had so was wondering whether its to do with the graphics card possibly?

    All comments/suggestions appreciated.
     

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  2. Griff110 macrumors member

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    I would run it back to apple, mine is about a month old and I have never seen that before :eek: are you running snow leopard?
     
  3. cababah macrumors 68000

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    I have never seen this in my past couple months of using my 13" MBP :confused: I wonder how many people it is affecting. Nontheless, I think this would warrant a visit to the store if it is an annoyance.
     
  4. oomikeyboy macrumors newbie

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    Thats weird, ive never seen that before on mine. you should take it in to have it looked at.
     
  5. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    My Top Sites in Safari flashes gibberish just like that for half a second or so occasionally since upgrading to 10.6.1. Never had a problem in 10.6.0 or Leopard so I'm putting it down as a software issue.
     
  6. The Samurai thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Cheers - will continue to monitor this.

    As I said, its nothing major - however, if its a hardware issue - I would rather get it sorted sooner than later.
     
  7. M-5 macrumors 65816

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    I've noticed this on my 13" MBP running Snow Leopard when I would watch YouTube videos in High Quality. It's only for a split second until the video loads.
     
  8. rwd hero macrumors 6502

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    I have a new 13" MBP with 2.53 GHz, 4 gigs of memory, and a 500 gig HD. I ripped a few movies using handbreak and noticed when i fast forward by dragging the marker forward i see this. I figured it was a handbreak issue. Defiantly going to monitor this thread to see what comes of it.

    On a side note, I have noticed a lot of complaints and bad experiences with the new UMBP's. I absolutely love mine and will never go back to a PC. I believe I made the right choice going with the 13" because portability was an issue with my last laptop (HP pavilion DV6000), it was just a little too bulky. I just wanted to throw that out there because i don't want anyone getting the wrong impression from my problem.
     
  9. The Samurai thread starter macrumors 68000

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    lol

    Glad i'm not the only one with this problem.

    As I said - i'm not worried as it only happens for a second or two... but I don't want it to be even worse if I don't do anything about it.
     
  10. sab150 macrumors regular

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    iv had this before aswell.. on both macbook pros just figured its normal quirk of macs/.. like the ****** scrolling on webpages
     
  11. macgirl89 macrumors member

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    I've noticed this too, but I think that's like that for EVERY computer. Even on my HP laptop, it shows that weird green screen just for a second before the HD version of the YouTube video loads. I think that's normal. But it shouldn't be happening with Quicktime...
     
  12. shambo macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like GPU my friend. :( I know it's not much use to you now but if you'd bought the 15" you could've fallen back on the spare one.
     
  13. The Samurai thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Will be booking a genius bar appointment tomorrow - its not stopped and would get it checked out incase it gets worse.

    Will keep you's posted.
     
  14. dlo604 macrumors member

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    Wow you seriously like to kiss Apple's ass a lot I have followed what you have said in other threads and you're like 110% pro Apple. It's not like Apples are perfect you know.

    Like every applicaton QT will have it's glitches too.
     
  15. klee1987 macrumors regular

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    Not you again.

    Anyway, don't forget not all 15" MBP's have a separate GPU these days. :)
     
  16. Pau.c macrumors regular

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    i get that!!!!!

    only when im trying to watch a HD film streaming off a catchup website like BBC iPlayer

    otherwise im fine watching youtube etc or low quality movies
     
  17. shambo macrumors 6502a

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    That's why I future-proofed with a top end 15 badboy. :cool:
     
  18. avigalante macrumors 6502

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    There is no such thing as 'future-proofing'. Get over it and move on.
     
  19. The Samurai thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Just wondering if anyone managed to fix this issue. Still having it and was wondering whether its best to deal with it now or leave it till it possibly gets worse?
     
  20. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    I also have never had this problem - a visit to Apple might be the best option
     
  21. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    I stopped having this issue. Not sure if it was from some OS update, updating Flash, or what. But it's gone now. In fact I totally forgot about it until I saw this thread again.
     
  22. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    Then why did you stop at the 15"? That's not future proofing.
     
  23. redcrow240 macrumors member

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    the screen turning green before the start of a youtube clip isnt from a change in the color space? Have you tried playing a dvd? Perhaps its switching to RGB's color space or the Y Pb/Cb Pr/Cr color space. They have different values and some electronics automatically adjust if set to (by user or by default).
     
  24. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    looks like a flash problem or a safari problem..if the whole screen was green that would be more of a hardware issue
     
  25. cfitz7111 macrumors 6502

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    I have gotten it from time to time too, when I open a new tab in Safari and my Top Places are loading for a second. Looks like some kind of bug in the Safari software
     

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