Is this hardware or software?

planktons

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Apr 5, 2012
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From time to time my work MBP will crap out and give me these weird graphic artifacts. It's my company's laptop, and IT keeps telling me it's a software problem. Is it or can it be a hardware thing (maybe overheating)?
 

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planktons

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Apr 5, 2012
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Thanks for the help so far, guys. This just happened again. External display also produces the glitches (after waiting for quite some time for the laptop to start sending a signal out).
 

Mrbobb

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Aug 27, 2012
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Thanks for the help so far, guys. This just happened again. External display also produces the glitches (after waiting for quite some time for the laptop to start sending a signal out).
OK this says it's NOT the notebook's LCD panel.

So now it's either software or the GPU hardware.

Next step: Restore OS to last known-to-be-good image, or reload OS from scratch.
 

DoubleVision19

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Aug 14, 2010
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I agree with T5BRICK with running with AHT on your unit...as long you still have Snow Leopard installed; when powering on the unit, hold down on the "D" key to enter AHT mode to run the tests.

Are you able to boot to an external drive with a pristine imaged copy of OSX? If you are getting the same issues, it will be leading towards a "intermittent" problem with the logic board.
 

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