MacBook Pro video corruption & died!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mr.Gadget, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. Mr.Gadget macrumors 6502

    Mr.Gadget

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2006
    Location:
    Post Falls, ID
    #1
    Just running updates this morning and right in the middle, the screen got rainbow, diagonal boxes all across the screen. Then the system beach balled and would not respond. Hard booted and boots to rainbow screen even before OS launch. :mad:
    Tried to get into my BootCamp partition and simply reboots after a minute of trying to boot into XP.
    When I let it try to boot to OSX, the rainbow screen goes away and I get a grey screen but no boot.
    In Firewire Target Disk Mode, I get the Firewire logo behind the rainbow screen. I have not yet tried to connect via Target mode as I do not have a firewire device handy.
    MY MBP is out of warranty as of November!
    Think it is a dead drive, dead video, or dead motherboard? Is this going to be a killer repair bill? :confused:
     
  2. milton.sheaf macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2009
    #2
    Nvidia 8600M is your video? If so, sorry but your system board needs replacing now. Defective graphics chip from Nvidia.
     
  3. Mr.Gadget thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mr.Gadget

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2006
    Location:
    Post Falls, ID
    #3
    ATI X1600 w/256MB is my video

    Here is a pic of the screen:
    [​IMG]
     
  4. ayeying macrumors 601

    ayeying

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2007
    Location:
    Yay Area, CA
  5. Mr.Gadget thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mr.Gadget

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2006
    Location:
    Post Falls, ID
    #5
    I was afraid of that! Weird how it happened while the system was sitting still on my desk. Maybe the heat just caused a failure that had already started.
    I do take this with me everywhere, been doing it for just over 3 years. I baby it though and carry it in a nice Brenthaven case. Bummer... I contacted a local service center to take a look at it... Argggg...
     

Share This Page