Dying GPU? (Video)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by matty1551, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. matty1551 macrumors 6502

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    Early symptom of gpu failure? This happens on boot anytime I'm driving an external display.

    http://youtu.be/PAo4kywgx_E
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    What model MBP are we supposed to be looking at right now?
     
  3. matty1551 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's a 2011 15".
     
  4. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Take it to Apple and have them repair it. Looks GPU to me.
     
  5. matty1551 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've reformatted and ran all updates. I installed nothing and it still does it. Any other potential variables I should consider?

    I want my complaint to be iron clad when I hit the genius bar tonight.
     
  6. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Not that i can think of.

    Show them the video if they say anything. Take a USB installer with you if you can. That way, if they say try reinstalling it, you can do that in house and show them that it is still acting up. If it is the GPU, they will repair your Mac for free. They just started the free GPU repair on your model MBP.
     
  7. matty1551 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Turns out it's "normal". I wouldn't have accepted that answer but we tested another macbook there and it did something similar when booting.
     

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