Macbook pro 2007 2.16. Video artifacts

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  1. Mafetapaz macrumors newbie

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    Hi, when i start my macbook, a lot of small video artifacts appears, like striped rectangles... Then the Apple logo disappear and the screen turns grey, without rectangles.... But os doesn't start.

    What should i try to' fix the problem? Is that a video card related problem??
     
  2. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    sounds like a bad logic board (video card) , do you know if you have a X1600 or a 8600GT video card?

    if it is the 8600GT apple will replace it up to 4 years out of warranty.

    see here : http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2377
     
  3. Mafetapaz thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. RELOAD911 macrumors member

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    Graphics card failure. Try to run Apple Hardware Test from discs packaged with your MBP.
     
  5. Mafetapaz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    if i run mac os X in safe mode there's no video artifact! i'll try diagnostic in a minute...
     
  6. RELOAD911 macrumors member

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    How do you do that? I have exactly the same problem

    UPD: Figured it out, sry.
     

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