Macbook Pro 2008 Screen Flicker Driving me mad... please help!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by toffeeguitar, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. toffeeguitar macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    Bought my macbook on ebay a few months ago and it said in the listing there was a 'known hardware fault'. Has been working fine but every now and then I get a screen flicker exactly the same as this...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz7V5J8XG68&feature=related

    please can you let me know what i need to do to fix??

    Thanks Joe
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    You probably have a failed nVidia 8600GT, if the MBP is 4 years old or less, apple should replace the entire logic board for free, these are known to be defective and there is a service bulletin out for them.
     
  3. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Could be the LCD panel showing its age, could be a connector coming loose. You could try the iFixit site but unless you're handy with such stuff you may do more damage than good.
     
  4. toffeeguitar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the responses guy's. I will look into these.
     

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