Odd Squares On My Monitor

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by recordnerd, May 23, 2008.

  1. recordnerd macrumors newbie

    May 23, 2008
    Hi there, I'm usually pretty good at solving these kinds of things, but this happened out of the blue a few days ago. All this little pink, green, and red squares pop up every now and then. I have no idea what or what I can do to get rid of them. Here's a link to a few photos showing what I mean. Thanks a lot for any help!

  2. merl1n macrumors 65816


    Mar 30, 2008
    New Jersey, USA
    This is a video problem and could be a hardware issue, but before you panic, do the following:

    1. PMU/SMU/SMC reset (one of them apply since I don't know what Mac you have)
    2. PRAM reset
    3. Safe Boot, then a normal boot. Give the Safe Boot time, it takes much longer than a regular boot.

    This should do a lot of hardware resets as well as clearing your PRAM and hardware caches.

    If you still have the issue after all of this, time to call Apple.

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