Interesting Display Problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jamesybsu, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. jamesybsu macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2007
    Hey all -

    I am having an interesting issue with my screen that started this morning. I was watching The Office on Hulu when all of a sudden my screen turned to shades of purple and began to flicker randomly for about 30 seconds.

    After this short time it went back to normal, although it essentially was locked up. I could still move my mouse and hear the audio from the show, but I could not click on anything and get a response.

    I restarted my computer, opened up pages to type some notes, and after 5 minutes did it again. I turned it off, tried to reset my PRAM, and again after 5 minutes it did it again.

    I (of course) am hoping its not a hardware issue. I downloaded "DropBox" yesterday and tried to just quit the program to see if that was the issue, but it still was doing it. Would it be worth to uninstall it (along with growl)?

    Its interesting to me because after 30 seconds everything looks ok, and my screen even dims itself when I haven't touched it, I just can't click anything.

    FYI I have a 2.2ghz MBP running Snow Leopard that I bought 2 years ago. Thanks for your help.

    [EDIT: Well now my computer doesn't even boot up, and i am getting the grey screen of death that won't go even if I restart.]
  2. jasmine84 macrumors member


    May 16, 2007
    Toronto ON
    I am having a screen flicker issue as well. I have a Black Macbook (2GHz, 1GB RAM) and the screen is flickering when it's been on for a longish time (hour or more). I brought it into Apple repair and they put a new screen on it, they said one of the bulbs or whatever in the screen was shorting out. But now with a new screen it is still happening. Anybody else have this problem? I guess I'll have to bring it into the store again... which is annoying because I need my computer on a daily basis. Arg.

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