Issues with my Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by coastiewife06, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. coastiewife06 macrumors newbie

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    I'm not even sure what's going on, I decided to have a go with Mac on a whim.

    I have the following apps installed in my Mac:

    Skype (newest version)
    Silhouette Design Studio
    Wondershare DVD creator
    Vuze

    Recently, I've been having issues with what I assume are Mac's version of app crash.

    I try to open 1 of these 4 apps and my screen flashes black, then flashes black and white lines (maybe a pixel in width each line), then blanks to blue. When the screen comes back up these apps have shut down. It even shuts down Safari which doesn't cause this issue on opening.

    I have tried restart, disk repair, disk permission repair, uninstall/reinstall. Still issues. What gives?
     
  2. adrian1480 macrumors 6502

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    Are you all up to date? Those sound like old issues people were having in March that were resolved with updates.

    Hit the "System Update" and make sure you're updated.
     
  3. coastiewife06 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. cloroxbleach4 macrumors 6502a

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    Did you do an erase and install of the OS?

    If you did, you might wanna take it in to Apple.
     
  5. coastiewife06 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I haven't touched the OS. This is quite perplexing.

    There aren't any Apple stores here in Alaska... oh boy.
     
  6. edifyingGerbil macrumors regular

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    Try keeping it on integrated graphics (assuming you have a 15" or 17") and opening those apps. This can help isolate whether it's a GPU issue or something else.
     
  7. coastiewife06 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys


    I've managed to fix the issue by booting up in Safe Mode. Opening the programs then restarting.
     
  8. palpatine macrumors 68040

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    you ought to have 90 days free phone support. give that a try. i know people that have used it before for other apple products and had great results.
     

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