MacBook Pro Retinal Screen Flickering

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  1. iPad Retina macrumors 6502a

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    hello all!

    Have a 2015 MacBook Pro 15 Mid 2015. After using it with photoshop and Final Cut Pro lately it's been acting up showing all sorts of lines. Vertical lines. What is the cause of this?
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  2. kevinkyoo macrumors 6502a

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    What are the specs of your computer? Does it have the dedicated graphics card M370x?

    Does it act up particularly when you're using those apps? Looks like it can be a dGPU problem. I would take it into the store, show that picture and any other picture(s)/video(s) that you have showing this problem. I can see the store then sending it out for a repair - replacing the logic board.
     
  3. iPad Retina thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hi. It sects up when I do use those apps. But I've already closed out of them a long time ago nach few hours ago. It happens when I was using safari When I was in mission control. I saw the bottom flickers. Yes Indi have the dGPU. It's only 4 months old
     
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    That sounds like the GPU playing up take it back to Apple.
     
  5. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    Definitely a hardware issue with the GPU. You'll get a logic board replacement.
     
  6. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    dGPU failed

    GPUgate is back!!! (or it never left)
     
  7. iPad Retina thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So disappointed Only used it a few times for video editiing
     
  8. kevinkyoo macrumors 6502a

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    psst when you get it repaired, just sell it on eBay. A user that won't use the computer to your extent will never have the possibility of a GPU crash. Just buy a Windows laptop after doing research, as 15" dGPU MBP's have been known to have this issue for awhile.
     
  9. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    MacBook Pro with discrete GPU almost always have issues when pushed hard.

    It doesn't matter which model year it is.
     
  10. iPad Retina thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Should it get replaced? It's only 4 months old
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    Apple claims its software related possibly. Is that possible?
     
  11. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    It's not a software issue.

    Apple always claim that "it's a software issue" when it doesn't want to acknowledge a problem with the dGPU.

    Apple told me the same BS when my dGPU failed.
     
  12. kevinkyoo macrumors 6502a

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    No. An Apple rep tried to convince me that it may have come from either BootCamp or Evernote. Laughable.
     
  13. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - Well, that's creative...
     
  14. iPad Retina thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Apple told me to put it into Recovery mode and reinstall the software. Should I take their word or fight against it?
     
  15. kevinkyoo macrumors 6502a

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    I mean, you can try it. But it won't change anything.
     
  16. iPad Retina thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Seems like a waste of time.
     
  17. kevinkyoo macrumors 6502a

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    It is. the replacement program for the 2011-2013 MBP's didn't come out until 2015-2016. Imagine how that'll be applied with for the 2015 models. What I would do is, just wipe out and reinstall your OSX, bite the bullet in terms of costs, and sell the MBP. I thought that Apple might lend you a hand with your computer since you have so much evidence, but it looks like it own't.
     
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    Ran diagnostics it passed. Still think its hardware related still.
     
  19. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    ^ I second this
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    That doesn't mean much.

    It's definitely the GPU.
     
  20. iPad Retina thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I had a Mid-2010 macbook pro for 5 years and it didn't have any graphic's problems
     
  21. friedkimchi macrumors regular

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    Bad luck buddy. Sell it quickly or request to get a new one.
     
  22. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - It probably will be. But it will only be 30 minutes of a waste of time. So I say do it. There's nearly nothing to lose.
     
  23. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    You were lucky.

    Many of us were not as lucky.
     
  24. comptr macrumors 65816

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    I have the exact same Issue. I had it happen with in 2 hours of taking it out of the box. I took it into the apple store and they zapped the P-Ram and said it all fine and it happened again 2 months ago and I took it in and they said I need to reinstall the OS, and it happened again 2 days ago. I only got this computer back in March.
     
  25. iPad Retina thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have this weird lag when scrolling through the dock when using Final Cut Pro. Some applications look cut off
     

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