Dying video chip?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ChrisH121, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. ChrisH121 macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2013
    I just bought (used) a 2007 macbook pro. In the listing, they didn't have any problems with the screen or video card listed. When I started it up, there was a white line going across the top. It is about an inch wide.

    It went away. I assumed that maybe it was jostled while being at fedex. It reappeared yesterday and did a sort of screen saver thing. The bottom part of the screen it was doing a white spreading out over the bottom and progressively getting darker while the white line at the top get even whiter (if possible). You can't click anywhere in the gray/ black area, but when it goes back to whiteish section I can do returns but no clicks. I was eventually able to shut it down.

    I started it up again and it reappeared but it then left. I do take my laptop around to work etc. Maybe it's temperature sensitive? Any ideas on what the heck it is so I can way if it is worth fixing?

  2. gobigorange macrumors member

    Sep 8, 2010
    Which GPU does it have? If it is an nVidia 8600m, then you may be spot on.

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