MBP Late 2011 screen glitch

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Biglittlebear, May 10, 2017.

  1. Biglittlebear macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    Hoping someone can shed some light on this.

    My MBP late 2011 is having startup issues.

    Sometimes it chimes sometimes not.

    When it does chime it gets to a white lined screen with apple logo , start up bar gets about half way, then it either freezes or goes blank, attached image will help explain.

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    I have tried reseting SMC ( Has worked a few times but now failing )

    Also tried a PRAM reset ( Again did start a few times but now fails )

    Recently if I keep trying it eventually comes to life, but last night it just wouldn't start and threw up a different bright blue screen with vertical lines.

    Hoping this is a hardware issue I can possibly sort out.

    Here's model info model details.jpg

    Got everything crossed : )
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    GPU is failing, which is a common occurrence, there's not much you can do with it, and given the age, I'd look to replacing it.
     
  3. Biglittlebear thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your reply

    How sad is that, it still flies along. :(
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Its a design flaw that basically meant that the GPU was going to fail at some point. Apple had a repair program but that ended last december.

    With that said, the repair program only replaced the bad logic board with a repaired logic board so the inherent problem remained and it would be a matter of time when that repaired laptop failed again. I say this, so you don't feel bad that you missed the deadline for getting it fixed.
     
  5. Biglittlebear thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Maflynn
     

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