Macbook Pro: boot screen freezes with lines/corruption across it

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by neilcauldwell, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. neilcauldwell macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2009
    I opened my MacBook Pro (santa rosa, I believe - bought it about two years ago) and the screen froze with some strange banding/patterns across it. I tried rebooting, and after 10 - 20 seconds of the apple icon loading screen, the same thing happens - the screen jams and crazy lines appear. I'm guessing at a problem with the video card...

    I've followed all the steps outlined in the comment by Collin here;

    1. hold down Command Option P and R buttons for 3 chimes
    2. Shutdown MacBookPro, remove power adaptor, remove battery and then hold the power on button down for 5 secs. Refit battery connect power adaptor and boot up.
    3. find DVD that came with MacBookPro and press the power button and immediately insert the DVD and once it goes in Hold the D key down.

    Step 3 throws the 'you need to restart' error screen, the others just lead to the same corrupted screen as before.

    Does anyone have any suggestions or insights in to this problem?
  2. tphan macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2008

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