MacBook Pro Screen Issue after power ON

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by baumga34, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. baumga34 macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2013
    [​IMG]I am having an issue with an older MacBook Pro (~2008 or 2009). The issue is unknown but from the attached image, we can see that the screen seems to be scrambled and after a while it will simply turn off and not turn back on.

    If anyone has experienced this issue or could recommend some possible solutions to this issue it would be greatly appreciated! I'm sorry that I don't have much more information to aid in the debugging of this issue, the laptop belongs to my father and am just trying to help him out.

    Thank you to anyone who has any suggestions!

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  2. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    Likely faults:
    Try reseating the video connector on the logic board (it's called an LVDS connector)

    Connect an external display, if you have one available
    If you get a normal image from an external display, then it's likely the LCD panel.

    If you get a similar pattern on an external display, then it's probably the graphics chip - which means replacing the logic board.

    would make me suspicious that you have an overheating problem, but it could still be just the graphics chip (again, on the logic board)

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