Display issue and high pitched noise

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mike-G, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. Mike-G macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2013
    Location:
    UK
    #1
    My mid 2009 macbook pro has developed an annoying issue. It started intermittently a few months ago, after the thermal paste was replaced on the CPU. But it seems to be a more permanent problem now.

    Firstly, I have vertical shadows at the bottom of the display, see picture attached.

    But more annoyingly, it has developed a high pitched whiney noise. This noise changes in volume when I adjust the brightness and disappears when it is full brightness.

    Luckily this isn't my daily computer and gets used maybe a couple times a month, but it is still annoying as hell.

    I have been searching google for months with no luck finding the answers.

    Can anyone help?

    IMG_1873.JPG
     
  2. Mike-G thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2013
    Location:
    UK
    #2
    Still got this issue. I have found lots of instance of it happening, but no solutions.
     
  3. Calby macrumors 6502

    Calby

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2015
    Location:
    Sweden, Gävle
    #3
    As it did start when you did change the termopasta it could bee that you have ESD damage something in the mbp.
    Or, you did somehow disconnected a cable a little.

    You already know it but it's 100% hardware issue.

    And I think it's ESD damage it sounds like that.
     

Share This Page