Graphical glitches that can be screenshot?

Jessica Lares

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Oct 31, 2009
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So I was using my MacBook Pro just now doing some quick mockups in maya (just a few cubes with UVs), and this happened:

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Every time I pressed a key, it would change colors. What the heck happened? Was it because I also had Adobe Flash CS6 and then Photoshop open at the same time? The machine didn't get hot or anything otherwise.
 

BasicGreatGuy

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Sep 21, 2012
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In the middle of several books.
Ouch, ok.

Late 2011 13" MacBook Pro.
2.4 GHz Intel Core i5
Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB
I had those same screens at random times during boot, along with a solid blue, white, and red. Genius Bar couldn't find anything after 48 hours of testing. Sent it off to Texas and they ended up replacing the logic board. It has been right at a month, and no problems.

I have the same machine albeit 8 mb ram.
 

Jessica Lares

macrumors G3
Original poster
Oct 31, 2009
9,205
726
Near Dallas, Texas, USA
I had those same screens at random times during boot, along with a solid blue, white, and red. Genius Bar couldn't find anything after 48 hours of testing. Sent it off to Texas and they ended up replacing the logic board. It has been right at a month, and no problems.

I have the same machine albeit 8 mb ram.
Ugh, well, that's going to have to wait until May then. I'm on break right now, but I have an animatic due next week, so am rushing on getting that done. After that, I have to do my full blown animation.

So lets say my logic board or graphics card goes out TODAY. Will my hard drive survive that most likely?

I would rather spend $3,000 on a new Mac Pro than $1,000 to fix something on the MBP. :eek:
 

BasicGreatGuy

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Sep 21, 2012
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In the middle of several books.
Ugh, well, that's going to have to wait until May then. I'm on break right now, but I have an animatic due next week, so am rushing on getting that done. After that, I have to do my full blown animation.

So lets say my logic board or graphics card goes out TODAY. Will my hard drive survive that most likely?

I would rather spend $3,000 on a new Mac Pro than $1,000 to fix something on the MBP. :eek:
Logic board replacement is nowhere near 1k for our model. You can find the board for anywhere from $250 - $500.00, if in fact that is the problem. My Mac was still under warranty. My receipt showed $280.00 with $100 of that for labor, if I had had to pay Apple.