Display static — Early 2011 MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by benbusch, Sep 10, 2015.

  1. benbusch macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2010
    Apparently, this model (Early 2011 MacBook Pro) is known for having video card issues. Great.

    But what I'm dealing with here isn't total display failure, lines or artifacts — the problem is, rather, quite anachronistic. My screen is displaying static, like back in the days when you tried to watch HBO without a subscription. This problem is especially apparent when viewing solid colors. It appears both in OS X and Windows (where it's more pronounced).

    My question to you: is this a sign of impending video card doom? Is is the problem the display itself and not the video card? Or is it perhaps the connection between the display and the mainboard? Thanks.

  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Your graphics card is dying.


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