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

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  1. Tears Apart macrumors 6502a

    Tears Apart

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    #1
    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

    Hellhammer

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

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