Distorted screen in OSX- fine on bootcamp - help!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by renx88, May 31, 2011.

  1. renx88 macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2011
    Hi guys first time poster here

    My 06 Pro developed this odd issue after the recent 10.6 installation and boot camp partition. Basically the screen has severe distortion. The contrast it all wrong, colours are way off.

    Now booting windows via bootcamp initially produces the same results, distortion, however after putting windows to 'sleep'/hibernate', and waking, the screen is totally fine, how it was before! This makes me unsure whether or not its a graphics card/hardware issue.

    I have the MBP open so I am willing to fiddle with a few internal plugs if necessary.

    Thanks peeps.
  2. Hansr macrumors 6502a

    Apr 1, 2007
    Most likely the graphic card is at the end of it's lifetime. The X1600 wasn't really well built.
  3. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020


    Jan 17, 2008
    Big D
  4. renx88 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2011
    thanx for the replies guys

    if it was the graphics card i'm assuming it would affect an external display (?) but it doesn't! i've hooked it up via dvi/vga and it's fine

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