MBP monitor completly messed up

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by redrabbit, Nov 4, 2006.

  1. redrabbit macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2006
    So I booted my Core Duo MBP last night and the colors are completly warped. The default tiger aqua background is a mix of brown, blue, red, white, yellow and blue. I've tried reinstalling OSX but that didn't work either. I even completly got rid of my Windows partition in fear that I got a windows virus but that didn't help at all either. I'm thinking that I used the monitor too much and it got too hot and it blew something inside. I went to the apple campus store here and they said I should bring it in Monday when the tech-guys are here but I really don't want to send in my laptop as I use it for school alot and if I could fix it before Monday, that would be great.

    Here are some pictures as they upload, which is very hard because I can barely read any text.
  2. Gosh macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2006
  3. redrabbit thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2006
    i bought it in augest

    oh btw, occasionly, every few reboots, it works, but thats it
  4. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    woah... funky....

    if it returns to normal after a few reboots, it sounds like a hardware problem. Go to the store and say "i really need a notebook, can I just have a replacement?" Chances are, they won't swap the HDDs for you, though. Have you got backups of things?
  5. redrabbit thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2006
    wait...I can ask for a replacement instead of sending it in? how? this computer is older than 14 days..mind you, its a apple-authorized campus store, not an actual apple store
  6. webcookie macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2006
    Brava Centauri
    I have nightmares about this happening to my computer. :eek:
  7. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030


    Mar 24, 2005
    A religiously oppressed state
    Try holding down Control + Command + Option and press the comma key repeatedly, it should return to normal.
  8. pleaderwilliams macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2006
    I had exactly the same problem with a brand new Core Duo MacBook Pro about 2 weeks ago. Sometimes it would boot up fine, other times it would look like the photo you posted, and sometimes the screen would just stay black, but all the lights would come on and you could hear the startup noise and all the disks spinning up.

    Mine was less than 14 days old though, so I just sent it back, and my Core 2 Duo replacement should be arriving on Monday.
  9. redrabbit thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2006
    That didn't do anything. Pressing period insead of comma makes it worse.

    Do you guys suggest I ask for a replacement. This is one of many problems I've been having with this computer.
  10. redrabbit thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2006
    well i called...sending it in tuesday...and getting it back within 3-5 business days
  11. redrabbit thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2006
    Okay, I don't need apple care support. I fixed it myself. I just reset the PRAM and it works fine now.

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