Mac OS 10.6.8 recent erratic display screen freak out

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by lalmon, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. lalmon macrumors newbie

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    I have attached a picture of what has been happening to my computer every now and then for the past month. I see no pattern as to anything I am doing when it happens, my screen just becomes erratic and when I move the mouse around all the imaging starts changing.

    I read some of the early 10.6 versions had some graphics issues put none that I read past the 10.6.6 version.

    Anyone have any idea what may be happening here?

    Thanks!
     

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    What computer do you have? Seems like the graphics card is fried.
     
  3. lalmon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Macbook

    It is a macbook. The ones that came out about 3 years ago with the silver body and the black keyboard.

    This literally JUST started happening so I wasn't sure if it was a virus (even though i know they are rare) or what

    It has happened about 3 times in the past month at very random times. Resolves upon restart.
     
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    MacBook Pro or MacBook. Try an SMC reset, although I don't think that will work. And what is the GPU? (nVidia ____)
     
  5. lalmon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It is a macbook pro. I am not saavy at all, so how do I find out that info?

    Found it

    NVIDIA GeForce 320M
     
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    Your graphics chip might be going. Try the Apple Hardware Test.
     
  7. lalmon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just ran the extended test and it found nothing.

    I guess I may be running it to the apple store tomorrow!

    Thank you for all your suggestions!
     

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