Odd Squares On My Monitor

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

  1. recordnerd macrumors newbie

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    May 23, 2008
    #1
    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!

    http://gallery.mac.com/derek.atkinson#100045
     
  2. merl1n macrumors 65816

    merl1n

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    New Jersey, USA
    #2
    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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