Macbook Screen Distortion

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kingdeemz, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. kingdeemz macrumors newbie

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    I recently installed new memory on my macbook pro 13 inch mid 2012 model (from 6GB - 16GB). I have 8x2 DDR 3 1600 MHz installed in the slots. a few hours after having installed the ram i noticed that the display would flicker violently (while playing WOW) to the point where i cannot do anything but hold the power button to force my macbook to shut down. The thing is when the screen flickers its not a black bar that flashes on the screen its like little thin rainbow colored bars flashing at random points on the screen. Just a few minutes ago my macbook just randomly restarted on its own while i was using safari. Also, one time I but my Macbook to sleep for a few hours and when i tired to wake it up it was not responding to me pressing the power button, the keyboard or the touch pad. I have never had a problem like this before until I installed my new RAM so I would like to know if it is the new ram that i installed that is causing these issues or if its something else?

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  2. chrise2 macrumors 6502

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    Put old ram back. If Problem goes away, then you got bad ram or wrong ram. If problem doesn't go away then you either damaged something or loosened a connection while putting in the new ram.
     
  3. hackerwayne macrumors 6502a

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    Run Apple Hardware Test, it should test the RAM as well.. So if the RAM is the problem, it will show up on AHT
     

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