Huge Problem with Macbook Pro: Freezing and Flickering Black Screen

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

  1. dragonfire9 macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2009
    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: Song

    Can anyone help?
  2. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    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

    Apr 23, 2010
    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

    Dec 28, 2009
    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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