MacBook Pro - sudden color changing verticals lines

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jomoli, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. Jomoli macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2015
    hello everyone,
    While I had my MacBook open, I was writing in my notebook.
    I look up at the screen and see verticals multi-colored lines.

    15" MacBook Pro 2010
    El Capitan (or w/e the latest OS is)

    *standard NON-super high res screen. (The term escapes me at the moment)

    I've restarted, help option, command R, all that but nothing seems to rid the problem.

    I thinks it's purely the screen or graphics card because I can still adjust the brightness, I get the new email chime sound, and the startup chime is present.

    Just no response what I move the mouse or press any buttons.

    When I restart the MBP, the white screen SLOWLY appears. It's not instant like how it's supposed to be.
    I have no apple logo.

    Just from black screen, start up, gradual white, then then Multi color lines form. I think those lines may be from my screen saver? Which is just the basic animals and landscapes pre selected.

    Any input or help/tips on what to do much appreciated!
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    Sounds like your GPU has gone. It's an expensive fix (logic board) and I doubt apple will still work on a 2010 as they probably no longer keep the parts. There may be some home fixes you can do (baking the board and similar) that may get you a few extra months but the usually go again fairly quickly.

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