Does my mac have a virus?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by odano, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. odano, Feb 11, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2011

    odano macrumors newbie

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    First I would like to say I have been a lurker to these forums for a long time now and I just decided to join because you guys seem to know what your talking about. My question is... what is going on with my imac! I've had it for a while now and all of a sudden this happens: [​IMG]

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    some of them flicker too. I hope its not a virus...
     
  2. SDub90 macrumors 6502a

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    Not a virus. Hardware issue.

    Happened a few months ago on my girlfriend's CD 2006 MBP, I'm pretty sure it's the graphics card that's bad, but I haven't had the time to put the heat gun to it and see if that helps fix it.

    If you're still under warranty, bring it in for repair.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Looks like a failing graphics card or screen.
     
  4. biggd macrumors 6502

    biggd

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    Bad video card
    Less then $200 to fix at a repair shop
     
  5. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Hardware issue, most likely a banjaxed graphics card.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Definitely looks like a hardware issue. One thing for certain, it's not a virus, since none exist that run on your Mac.
     

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