New MBP screen issues.

88Keys

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jul 10, 2007
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Hello all. So my 8 day old 2.2 MBP screen is flipping out, it goes to a bright white with pinstripe colors running down it (example below). I'm thinking its a software issue because it only happens when I restart the machine. I have to do a PRAM reset for it to display correctly, after that it works fine. Has anyone else exprienced this ? Could it be some sort of driver conflict ?

It started last night after maybe an hour of playing WoW and casual browing. I did call applecare this morning and they're sending a box out in morning, but its going to take 7 days from what the techie told me. Problem is I'm leaving for Japan Monday evening and wont be back until 2 weeks later. So no one will be here to accept it. Also I do suffer from OCD making me super anal about small things such as marks, scratches, dust, etc. How will they handle my MBP ? I hear about some people getting their macs back with scratches, marks, screens with dead pixels. I know it's not much of a deal but it is to me and I'd go absolutely insane.

Should I go on and send it off in the morning or maybe wait and let a mac genius look at it ?

http://flickr.com/photos/91563063@N00/184139297/
 

iBookG4user

macrumors 604
Jun 27, 2006
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Seattle, WA
You can ask Apple to keep the MacBook Pro at an Apple store, and when you get back, just go to the Apple store and get it. When I sent my MacBook Pro out for repair the service was finished in about 5 days, my MacBook Pro came back in great condition.