MacBook Pro video problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by VaKY, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. VaKY macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys.
    I have problems while I play video from Youtube, or movies from my HD.
    Few weeks ago everything was just fine and now, while I play videos I experiance the following problems:

    1. HD will heat up to 75 degrees C
    2. Two fans will run at over 6000 rpm
    3. Video will play well and after 10 min. it starts breaking into pixels, i.e. lagging. When I press pause for 2 min. and play it again, the signal gets good, but then starts to break again. I tried all players, VLC incl.
    4. Videos from Youtube are breaking into squares after playing them for over 20 min. I have to pause them too.

    I installed the latest flash version, latest VLC player too.

    P.S. Everything else seems to work just fine.
    P.P.S. I welcome your opinions, thanks
     
  2. Livewings macrumors regular

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    Windows install now.
     
  3. BlaqkAudio macrumors 6502

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    1. Normal
    2. Normal
    3. Not normal
    4. Not normal

    Seems like a bad GPU or unstable OS.
     
  6. De5 macrumors member

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    13 inch cmbp base model, I don't have what you have at all. Fans stay at 2000 rpm, temp may heat up a little, but not as much as you stated, and no choppiness or lag whatsoever. Guessing you maybe have a process thats eating up your GPU or something
     
  7. VaKY thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh, no

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    No, its 10.5

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    Its Macbook Pro, 2.5 GHZ, 15', 160 GM HD, OS - 10.5
     
  8. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    With the age of the machine(that's the specs from an '06 or early 2007, I believe) Either you hard drive is dying, something's wrong with the logic board(which, at that computer's age, isn't worth fixing) or the cooling system is simply completely gunked up(not likely).
     
  9. VaKY thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do you think there might be some dirt inside, hence the heating problem?
    I don`t remember cleaning it.
     
  10. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Possibly, but the system is decently sealed. I've cracked my 2008 open a few times and it never had much if any dust in it. The older MacBook Pros (2006-2007 mostly) are known to run very hot at pretty much all times, even completely idle the CPU temps hovers between 55 and 65C, so even a cleaning would not give you a "cool" machine.
     
  11. BlaqkAudio macrumors 6502

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    If you have the know-how, you could try cracking your MBP open and reapplying thermal paste to the CPU and GPU. If you don't, I don't recommend doing so, it's not an easy job.
     
  12. VaKY thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Alright and thanks Snaky!

    I will post few photos of my screen later on, please give it a look.
    I bought mine from NY, but over here in Bulgaria is hard to find a good repair.

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    I would never do it myself :)
    I`m asking around because I have the feeling, like - it was good two weeks ago, and now.... what tha...?!!?!:eek:
     
  13. VaKY thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys.

    This is the Mac version, I am playing some random vid on Youtube and the fans are at over 6 000 rpm in just 2-3 mins.

    All answers are appreciated.

    :)
     

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  14. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Follow these instructions to reset the SMC:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3964

    And report back. Also, do you have the latest version of Flash installed? Try and go on adobe's wesbite and install it, it may help as well.
     
  15. VaKY thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yep, I have the latest:)
     
  16. justperry macrumors 604

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    Do you have a USB (8GB minimum) stick or an external HD which you can install a clean OS X on?
    If so, I would recommend you to do so, and after you booted from it install flash only and look what it does there, if it is still the same it is almost 100% sure to be Hardware related.
     
  17. VaKY thread starter macrumors newbie

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    do u think i should try resetting the SMC, first and then try this, as snaky suggested?an
    i was thinking about new os, would u reccomend going higher than 10.5.8?
     
  18. justperry macrumors 604

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    Which exact model you have, go into System Profiler and look for Model identifier, then I could say what your mac can run.
     
  19. VaKY thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, there it is :)
     

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  21. VaKY thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hy snaky, which instructions should I use?
    Sorry to bother u again, but from what I see I can try this one:

    Press Command + Option + Escape to force quit any application that is not responding.
    Put your Mac to sleep by choosing the Apple () menu from the upper-left menu bar and then choosing Sleep. Wake the computer after it has gone to sleep.
    Restart your Mac by choosing the Apple () menu from the upper-left menu bar and then choosing Restart.
    Shut down your Mac by choosing the Apple () menu from the upper-left menu bar and then choosing Shut Down.

    or any of those here:

    Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC)
    Resetting the SMC on Mac portables with a battery you can remove
    Resetting the SMC on portables with a battery you should not remove on your own
    Resetting the SMC for Mac Pro, Intel-based iMac, Intel-based Mac mini, or Intel-based Xserve

    :confused:

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    I dont know which function for resetting to use....
     
  22. Apple Techs macrumors member

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    On yours just pop the battery out and disconnect dc power

    hold the power button for 10 sec and you are golden

    I am willing to bet it is the GPU failing which is a bummer but there should be someone local (not the apple store) that can reflow or reball that for a decent price I would say no more then $200 is a decent price for that repair......

    is there a certain area underneath your mbp that is particularly HOT!!!!! if so let me know the area that might help us pinpoint the issue.....
     
  23. VaKY thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yep, there are guys here in Bulgaria who can do it.
    But they are cautious when they talk about this old mac.
    I tried: sleep- restart - shut down, and now Im doing what u suggested.

    I will fix this old macbook, I dont know about the US, but new macbook is a bit expensive for us here. Not very, but still....

    Thanks!
     
  24. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    The one for mac portables with a removable battery.
     
  25. Apple Techs macrumors member

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    I have a friend I have helped develop iphone schematics and general reflow fixes with in alexandria romania I will hit him up and see what he would do for the repair he is darn good and I have helped him out a lot if you can't find anyone more local then that I can PM you his information and you two can work it out.
     

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