MacBook Pro screen flickers and goes black

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by THEYCALLMESID, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. THEYCALLMESID macrumors newbie


    Jul 14, 2016

    I am using a MacBook Pro "13 Mid2012

    I have started having this issue where my screen starts flickering. It usually goes black after the flickering escalates in a while.

    I saw the first signs of this a couple of weeks ago when my screen did this for about 2-3 days. However, when I went to a local repair shop (not Apple Store) , the problem just didn't appear! So I thought it fixed itself somehow and moved on with my life.

    However it has started to show signs again today.

    I have tried resetting the PRAM (Cmd+Option +P+R) .
    I think it is some sort of hardware problem.
    I am attaching a video.

    Any help would be appreciated!

    Thanks in advance.


  2. Andy2k macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2015
    I know that vintage of 15" and 17" MBP have problems with the built in video cards. Where the screen flickers, etc. The link posted below from Apple addresses the issue and has a a link to check if your model could be affected. Apple will repair this defect for free. You can download a program called GPUtest for Mac by 3Dgeeks. It will really tax your GPU and heat it up (and probably expose the GPU problem in the process)
  3. agentsmithone macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2008
    Have you run a hardware test?
    Also this might be cleared up if you make sure you have the latest system software.

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