macbook pro 15" 2007 graphics glitch?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Freyqq, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. Freyqq, Sep 9, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2012

    Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    Hi everyone. I have a macbook pro 15" 2007 with an nvidia 8600GT. A very strange thing started happening today; random graphics glitches have started appearing. First, on certain parts of the screen, the white border around the mouse cursor turns a shade of purple. Also, when you open or close a finder window, a few frames of the the animation turn purple. This has never happened before, and I can't think of any recent updates or programs that could have caused the issues. The issue persists even after a reboot. Pretty minor issues that I can live with, but is it possible that my nvidia graphics card is starting to die?
  2. nokian93 macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2012
    just take it in or call apple. dont waste your time. just do that
  3. Freyqq thread starter macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    It's 5 years old...way out of apple care range lol
  4. StUPoT macrumors member

    May 23, 2011
    If you have the confidence to use iFixit's guide and take your laptop apart...
    Take the logicboard out and put it in the oven for 7mins at 200c (without fan assist) and be sure to remove all meltable parts.
    This should bring it back to life, I have done this repair with 4 mbp's now and its worked everytime.
  5. nokian93 macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2012
    Due to it being the logic board, they might do something about it.

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