macbook pro 15" from '06 - visual glitch/freeze?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bcmacz215, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. bcmacz215 macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2013

    I bought a macbook online and it sucks and I don't know how bad the damage is/ the root of the cause/ how to go about fixing it. No time to go to the apple store.

    Runs snow leopard
    2.16 Ghz intel core 2 duo processor
    120 gb hard drive
    2 GB of ram memory (upgraded)

    If it starts up fine, it'll work for a few good hours. But usually it starts up with the apple logo distorted and the screen all messed up, which eventually after a few minutes (if it lasts that long) just freezes and I have to restart it. Which doesn't usually help. It tends to work better when i haven't used it for a couple of days

    maybe the graphics card is overheating? although i'm not sure apple has cards for these and i read somewhere it's integrated into the motherboard and the whole thing would have to be replaced.

    I don't know.
    Can anyone help (in layman's terms)?

    I'm trying to sell it on craigslist cuz it's annoying lol.
    here's a pic of it:

  2. MBPDiva macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2008
    on Orion's Belt
  3. bcmacz215 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2013
    Gee thanks. Diva indeed.
  4. robvas macrumors 68030

    Mar 29, 2009
    I had a 2008 MBP that did the same thing. But that has a NVIDIA graphics chipset and not ATI.

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