Mid '10 MacBook Pro - NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M Glitch?

delude

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Dec 27, 2007
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Has anybody else had a problem where the graphics seems to 'glitch' every now and again? I finally managed to grab a screenie, where it held for a couple of seconds as opposed to a few milliseconds.

My Applecare has expired, it's a real pain in the ass but I'm not sure of how Apple would deal with it (it must be a hardware problem?)
In the UK we have 6 years to claim against a manufacturing defect, do you think this might be covered and could be fixed fairly quickly?

Pic of the pixels 'glitching':

 

delude

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Known issue. Take it to Apple and see what they say. In the US, all of these computers are outside of the free repair window.
http://support.apple.com/kb/TS4088
Outside of the window? Ah ****. I thought for so long that it was a dodgy cable connecting my monitor...it was only when I actually started using it as a laptop recently that I realised something was up.
 

kevink2

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Nov 2, 2008
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I occasionally see it too. More often than before. Wonder what the repair costs are if it gets worse.
 

delude

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If it is a hardware failure would you be able to catch it with a screenshot?
I didn't think you could!


Barney
That's very true, but what I mean is it's the hardware that I thought it would be a graphics hardware problem that causes the error in the graphical interface like that, ie no amount of software tinkering would fix it.

I guess I will have to try and take it into a store, although the next opportunity will be in a couple of weeks time as I really need to use it! Hopefully I can quote their site on the 6 year consumer law - it's clearly not a problem that has been caused by me, especially if it's a recognised problem, and obviously isn't down to normal usage.
 

leman

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Oct 14, 2008
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If it is a hardware failure would you be able to catch it with a screenshot?
I didn't think you could!

Barney
Of course you would. Video RAM corruption or anything that has to do with texture mapping/ROP can be easily captured in a screenshot.
 
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