Macbook pro screen colors distorted/flickering/messed up

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Torkkis, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. Torkkis macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2014

    I would like to request help from you. Has anyone ever encountered such problem, that when your Macbook pro would be a little shaken the colors get messed up the way in the picture below.


    The macbook pro is -09 model, but I have another one too which doesn't have this problem.

    a short video which presents the problem. I would only shake the laptop a bit then the colors get distorted and another shake to make it go normal again. So what could be the problem? I tried Pulling the display data cable connector away from its socket and putting it back but nothing new.

    Thanks in advance
  2. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    It's either a screen or Logic board issue. You might be able to source the parts but it might not be economic. I'd just use it until it fails, and stop shaking it:)
  3. Torkkis, Mar 15, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2014

    Torkkis thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2014
    No possibility for it being an easy fix issue? (And about the shaking, the sad thing is that just raising the laptop creates the distortion)
  4. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Looks to be a hardware issue to me, and to answer your other question, no there's no easy fix. :(
  5. nickandre21 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2012
    Since you said it gets solved by moving it, i would check the signal cable if its loose, thats the cheapest and easiest fix. Does it function fine on an external monitor? If it does either the sginal cable is bad or loose. If reconnecting it does not work and it functions fine on an external monitor you would need to replace the display assembly. The display and logic board are the most expensive parts in a macbook.

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