Macbook Pro Retina Display Glitch (Video)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Gregintosh, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

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    Hey Guys,

    There's some sort of glitch on my MBP Retina. Every so often (and increasing in frequency) the display goes hay-wire. Rather than try to explain it, I took a video with my iPhone and uploaded it. Here's the link: https://vimeo.com/71071721

    The first 12 seconds is just video, then the next two shots are stills I pulled from iMovie when going frame by frame as the glitch happens to see what was going on.

    If anyone knows what's going on I would appreciate it. I am currently abroad and won't be headed home for another 6 weeks so going to the Apple store is not an option for a while, and I want to make sure my computer stays usable while I am here.

    BTW, I did try to already format the computer and reinstall the OS from scratch. I also tried to switch graphics cards with one of those programs to see if maybe the dedicated or integrated chips were bad. I forced the computer to stay on one and then the other, and on both cards the same glitch happens.
     
  2. nickandre21 macrumors 6502a

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    Some users faced the glitch, they had their display changed.
    Does it happen frequently and will you be able to demonstrate it to apple?

    The apple store will take around 1-3 days to fix it. If there are no apple stores then an AASP should take 4-5 days max. Suggest you take it in, you never know when it may fail and mostly as luck has it it mostly fails when you need it the most:D
     
  3. Gregintosh thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I'll take it to an Apple store as soon as I get back to the US. I'm sure if we watch the screen a little they'll see it. Any idea what causes it?
     
  4. nickandre21 macrumors 6502a

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    if i remember it correctly they stated it mostly happened while using wifi, or maybe the cables got pinched from inside the clutch cover.
     

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