HELP 2012 13" Macbook Pro non Retina

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Rmcleish16, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. Rmcleish16 macrumors newbie

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    When I power on my macbook. This happens. Not sure if it is my graphics card. I see the 15" with similar problems. Did apple have a recall for this model
     

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  2. jahall05 macrumors regular

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    I do not believe there was any recall for that. Does the laptop work when plugged into an external monitor?
     
  3. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Have you upgraded anything recently?

    It could be the GPU or the display cable. I'd suggest taking it in to Apple.
     
  4. duervo macrumors 68000

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    Most likely it's the display or cable. Bad cable still requires a display replacement.

    GPU is integrated in with the CPU, and shares memory with the rest of the system. So, I suppose it's also possible for you to have some failing RAM too. AHT should hopefully be able to tell you more in that regard.
     
  5. Rmcleish16 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Never tried it. Powered it off and restarted it.
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    The screen flickers a little before it does that
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    Didnt upgrade the hardware.
     
  6. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Sounds like a trip to Apple is in order.
     
  7. simon201 macrumors newbie

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    Think I have the same problem. Same machine and on startup. The log in screen appears eventually and after starting up full it doesn't seem to happen. I feel it happens when the components or whatever are cold. Took it to my local Apple repair place. He reset the pram thing (like did he think I hadn't already tried that!!) but it's still doing occasionally so I'll be back to him soon. Also sometimes flickers and a different pattern will show.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/dcqj3i8bju85nh0/Macbookscreen.mov?dl=0
     
  8. Rmcleish16 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Mine happens when the screen is opened to a certain point. Im going to set an appointment with apple this week to see what they say is wrong with it.
     
  9. Rmcleish16 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So I am at the apple store and it shows that my hard drive is failing. So that is most likely the issue.
     
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  11. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    It's very very rare for a failing HDD to cause any kind of a graphics issue.
     
  12. Rmcleish16 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I couldnt get it to do what it normally does ran a diagnostic and only the hdd came back failing.
     
  13. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Totally unrelated. Having a flat tire on your car won't make your engine blow up. Same thing here.

    Either your LDVS cable is badly seated or broken, or your integrated GPU is failing.
     
  14. Rmcleish16 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    they quoted me 280 for the repair.
     

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