HELP: long rectangular on top of screen

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by weak sauce, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. weak sauce macrumors newbie

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    sorry for the noob question but...
    there's this rectangular box that goes across the screen and i have no idea how to get rid of it? I drew something similar to what i can see on the screen, but if i were to take an actual picture of it...it won't show up. Any ideas? Thanks in advance


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  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Looks like a bad video connector to your LCD. Is this on an iMac or laptop?

    Would it show up in a photograph of your display but not say a screen shot taken on the computer itself?
     
  3. weak sauce thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it's on my macbook. IF it matters, i installed Apptrap, and it popped up:confused:

    yeah, say i'm using safari...the box is still going to interfere with it
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It's unlikely that AppTrap was the cause of this. Have you restarted your computer? Since you're on a laptop it's possible the cable connecting your LCD to your logic board is loose or damaged somehow.
     
  5. weak sauce thread starter macrumors newbie

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    are you serious? i just got the macbook like two days ago!

    ...tried restarting it and still shows up. arghh
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    In order to rule out the software you might have to revert to a previous Time Machine state while booted off of the installer DVD or reinstall the operating system from scratch.

    I'm not sure what else I can do for you. You might try an Apple Store or phone up AppleCare. Remember to always back up your data.
     

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