Could this be a video card issue?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by keram617, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. keram617 macrumors newbie

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    Hello

    I am wondering if this could be a video card problem or something else.
    I am working on installing the OSX from scratch on new HD but this Macbook Pro is also showing me lines on screen (see picture attached).
    Also, am wondering if the video card can be replaced if that is the problem. The model number is A1150.

    Thank you for any kind of help I can get on this.
     

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  2. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

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    Could be video card, or a connecting cable. It isn't possible to replace the GPU in a macbook without replacing the whole motherboard.
     
  3. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    Which MBP is it and when did you get it? Does it have the 8600M GT gfx card?
     
  4. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    I believe his model has the radeon x1600.

    Sorry OP but it looks like your machine may be hosed (and apple won't take care of it). How did you get the model number?
     
  5. keram617 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    thank you for your reply, yes it is the ATI video card, I wish it was the Geforce, then I could get it fixed free. Oh well
    As for the model number, its inprinted on the back of the case, in very small letters, right above the battery.
     
  6. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

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    Try hooking up an external monitor and see what you get.
     

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