Huge Problem with Macbook Pro: Freezing and Flickering Black Screen

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dragonfire9, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. dragonfire9 macrumors newbie

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    I am on a vacation right now and recently encountered a problem with my macbook pro. This happens randomly at anytime. At first the problem only occurred during a middle of a Team Fortress 2 game but it spread systemwide.

    Here's a video:

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2061606/My Song 6.mov

    Can anyone help?
    Thanks
     
  2. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

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    hey man unfortunately that looks to be problems with the GPU and high temperatures. its often referred to as artifacting - this seems like a severe case though! i would advise taking it STRAIGHT to apple, show them the vid, get them to run tests and see how it goes.
     
  3. MikeinJapan macrumors regular

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    What specs is your macbook? Apple are replacing my MBP late 2008 because of the 9400m kept frying itself and flickering. I am getting a free i7 out of it (I have applecare).
     
  4. dragonfire9 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply. I have a 2009 2.66GHz 15 inch MacBook Pro with the nVidia Geforce 9600 GT and the 9400. I'm currently on the 9600 one and I might try the 9400 one. But sometimes the Mac freezes on the apple start
    Up screen (the loading wheel stops spinning).

    I tried the hardware diagonosis test but it came up with no problem.

    I'll Go to an apple store but I am on a vacation
     

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