Graphic Corruptions: Graphic Card Gone? (Old 2006 MBP)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Tears Apart, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. Tears Apart macrumors 6502a

    Tears Apart

    Jun 10, 2009
    Outside Closer
    Hello all,

    I am a happy owner of a 2006 MBP 1.83Ghz CD. It served me very well in these 5 years.

    However, since about 6 months the display shows some random weird artifacts, graphic corruptions like large chunks of browser windows distorting, or horizontal lines of weirdly coloured pixels and so on.

    I tried to clean install but it did not help.

    I guess this might be the graphic card saying bye-bye? (It's an ATI RadeonX1600) Or could it be dust and perhaps an internal cleaning could fix this?

    Thanks for the feedback!
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Sounds like a busted GPU. You could try Apple Hardware Test to see if it reports anything.

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