Display/Video Card Problem? 17" HR MBP Penryn

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Kaeonadai, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. Kaeonadai macrumors newbie

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    Today, I opened my MBP to see this on my screen (view attached image). It's the second time it's happened. I was able to fix it by just command-tabbing a few times, and moving windows around, but I'm afraid it may happen more.

    Any ideas? I'm ready to call Apple and have it replaced, but I'd rather not if I don't have to.
     

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  2. shoulin333 macrumors 6502a

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    Download istat pro and see if your fans are working..


    that looks like graphics card overheat.... maybe apple's crappy application of thermal paste we have seen so much of lately... i would demand a replcment
     
  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    hhhmm my gf has not the same problem, but a similar problem. her 15' flickers some windows, say if i move a window accross the screen it might distort, kind of like what your whole screen is experiencing but on a smaller scale. hers works fine but i think it just needs a gpu firmware update, maybe 10.5.3 will address it.?
     
  4. Kaeonadai thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My computer was cold when I opened it. It had been sitting in my bag for about 2 hours, and I haven't played any games with it for at least 36 hours.
     

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