Late '08 MBP flickering when woken up

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  1. zooby, May 10, 2014
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  2. McGiord macrumors 601

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    what OS X version are you using? There was an update made some months ago (years maybe, i forgot the exact time) to address some of these, mine was fixed after the update. Otherwise it might be a hardware thing.
     
  3. zooby, May 24, 2014
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  5. GhettoMrBob macrumors regular

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    If I'm not mistaken, that's the Nvidia model, correct? If so, that could be early signs of the video chip failing. Not meaning to give you a scare, just mentioning as those models are notorious for failed video. Google Nvidia GeForce 8600m GT failure
     
  6. zooby, May 25, 2014
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  7. GhettoMrBob macrumors regular

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    While not as common as the 8600 failures, I have seen some of those fail as well. Try resetting the PRAM and see if that helps. On boot hold cmd + alt/option + P + R.
     

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