Macbook Unibody Screen Problem - Horizontal coloured bars

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by alskdj, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. alskdj macrumors member

    Oct 8, 2009
    Have had this macbook for just over a week, purchased off original owner who bought in Feb this year with Applecare warranty. Upgraded ram immediately to a G.Skill 4Gb kit. 4 days ago, computer randomly froze with horizontal coloured bar. Called Apple next day, the guy there told me that sometimes this happens, and that I should only be worried if this occurs ago. 4 days later, we are at this present scenario: In the last hour or so, has crashed 3 times. Programs running in common were iTunes and Safari.
    Has anyone else had the same problem? Should I be worried now? :eek:
    I have taken photos each time this has occured, but how do I upload? Thanks
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    I'd call Apple again, tell them it keeps happening - send them the photos.

    Or take it to your local Apple store.
  3. l.a.rossmann macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2009
    Try the original RAM and see what happens.

    Run things like memtest and prime95(if there are OSX versions/alternatives for these tools) and see if it crashes.
  4. alskdj thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 8, 2009
    Have sent it to be checked by an Authorised Service Provider. If it does turn out it's an imcompatibility problem with the ram, will I get charged for the service?

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