Frozen screen with Pink/Blue lines...HELP!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by safetyobc, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. safetyobc macrumors 6502


    Sep 6, 2007
    My almost 3 year old MBP shows a full screen of artifacts like horizontal lines with blue and pink boxes. It did it while simply browsing the web. It had a message in the center of the screen that said to push the power button to power off in several languages.

    I powered off the computer. Tried to restart it and on the start up screen the Apple appears in the center of the screen with the same pink and blue boxes in it and the spinning symbol below is stuck and the computer will not start up.

    Any ideas on what my problem is? I have about 2 months of Apple Care left.

    Thanks for any information!

  2. emiljan macrumors 6502


    Jan 25, 2010
    sounds like your graphics card has failed.

    But your in luck because its a known issue with the 8600m series of GPU's and apple will replace it for free.

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