iMac late 2009 graphics error

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ib0o0, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. ib0o0 macrumors newbie


    Mar 8, 2016
    Hello everyone,

    I have a late 2009 iMac 2.8 Intel Core i7 with 16GB.

    Yesterday I got a really weird screen that indicated that my graphics card was messed up. I always got a white screen with a cursor and some horizontal lines over the cursor.

    I could randomly get the computer to start on safe mode, maybe even normal mode, but i could not run the hardware test. It just boots and goes white. I could reset the VRAM, already unplugged to reset the SMC so I don't know what else to do.

    I ran the disk utility and everything is fine, so I'm 100% sure its the graphics card but maybe you could give me a hint if it needs to be replaced or i could maybe solve it without having to buy anything!

    Here are the 2 weird screenshots.

    As for the system, i got this message a few minutes ago and I don't know how to figure it out.

    Any help will be much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    Hardware will need to be fixed software will not do anything for it its that simple.

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