Green Screen Flickering 12 inch Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Sledguyry, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. Sledguyry macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2012
    Anyone have issues similar to this? I had the graphics card reset once through a chat with Apple and the issue went away for a week or so. I have an appointment at the genius bar this weekend. Anyone have any other suggestions to fix this, or know what the problem is? The green flickering happens randomly as I move the curser around the screen. Thanks for any input. IMG_1754 2.JPG
  2. Niarlatop macrumors member

    May 13, 2015
    It could be a defective GPU or software problem.
    Anyway, over the two weeks I spent with mine, I neved had such a problem.

    You should ask for an exchange.
  3. tjleonard macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2013
    So mine is doing the same thing although it's a very fast green flicker on the bottom half of the screen. I am not using any software like you have from the screenshot but what did the problem turn out being?
  4. happyslayer macrumors 6502a


    Feb 3, 2008
    Glendale, AZ
    Those are classic hardware video issues/symptoms. It's either a bad screen or it could be a bad logic (mother) board. Take it to the Genius Bar and get it swapped. Do a backup first, though.
  5. tjleonard macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2013
    It doesn't seem to do it all of the time. One day, it did it every 1-2 times every 3-4 minutes. I did a reboot and it was like 2-3 times within 3-4 hours. I haven't seen it in a day or two, but not sure I feel comfortable saying it's not happening anymore.
  6. Sledguyry thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2012
    Apple replaced the gpu for me and it worked perfectly for a few weeks. Then the issue came back. I made another appointment to bring it back in and before I took it back the problem went away again and has not returned. I am wondering if it was a software issue that resolved itself from an update?

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