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

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

  1. toffeeguitar macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2010
    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...

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

    Thanks Joe
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    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


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    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

    Dec 29, 2010
    thanks for the responses guy's. I will look into these.

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