Frozen with green vertical lines

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Theaustinkid, Apr 26, 2014.

  1. Theaustinkid macrumors newbie

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    I logged in this morning like normal, then my MacBook froze like this. Green vertical lines. I rebooted, grey screen-normal sounds, and it froze with the lines there on the login screen. I rebooted again, but made it past the login screen, to then have it freeze about two minutes later. Any help would be much appreciated.
     

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  2. BrettApple macrumors 65816

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    Could be a few things. Though the first I would check is the RAM. Bad RAM causes all sorts of strange things like that. Hopefully it isn't the GPU, though it *could* be. If that's the Late '08 unibody (looks like a backlit keyboard no?) the 9400m could be having issues. Though it's not very common like the 8xxx series.

    I would try removing and reseating your RAM and doing the good ol' PRAM and SMC resets. Then remove the RAM one stick at a time and place it in different slots to see if it makes a difference. One of the sticks may be bad.
     
  3. Theaustinkid thread starter macrumors newbie

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    tried reseating the ram in alternate locations. no luck.
    did the PRAM and SMC resets. no luck.
    going to get new RAM today to see if my current sticks are bad. i did upgrade the RAM years ago...
    i've attached a system screen shot in case that helps narrow any advice.
     

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