Glitchy graphics in OSX, possible GPU problem? MBP 15" 2011

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mbiddle01, May 27, 2013.

  1. mbiddle01 macrumors newbie

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    Hello

    I currently have glitched out, colourful, checkerboard style graphics being rendered in various places in OSX, most noticeably in the desktop wallpaper, when I press "space" to preview an image in a Finder window, and on top of regular window graphics, like over the top of my IRC client for example.

    http://i.imgur.com/HOg3cCk.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/QdNU61U.png

    Recently the shadows around windows have been glitching out too which is probably related.

    http://i.imgur.com/nCrE2Ei.png

    Is it obvious what the problem is based on the screenshots? It started off subtly with just small patches of squares and slowly got worse over time, so now I have examples like the wallpaper image where it fills a lot of the screen. This suggests to me that maybe my GPU is dying, but maybe it's something else.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    #2
    Definitely looks to be the GPU, You'll need to have the logic board replaced. If you have applecare call apple for some warranty work
     

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