Odd video glitch + lockup on my 11" MBA?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by fs454, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. fs454 macrumors 68000

    Dec 7, 2007
    Los Angeles / Boston
    Wierd thing just happened... I was using my MBA as normally with 2-3 apps running: Safari, iTunes, etc. and while typing up a post here on MR, where I was typing turned into an image of a piece of the top bar by the clock/bluetooth/wifi indicator. I tried to scroll around to get rid of it but it wouldn't go away. I looked at my top bar around the area where the snippet was, was a snippet of the text entry field where I had been typing. The whole computer was frozen at this point, except for the mouse. Nothing worked, no force quit, no shutdown dialog when I hit the power button, so I had to hard boot it.

    Anyone have a similar experience? It felt awfully like a GPU issue...i'm real familiar with those after having to replace my logic board on my 8600M GT equipped MBP of the past.

    I couldnt take a screenshot as it locked up, but here's pretty much exactly what it looked like, recreated in photoshop.
  2. philxor macrumors regular

    Dec 21, 2010
    There was an EFI update released earlier this month. It doesn't specifically mention the issue you had but it was to help fix video issues.

  3. elithrar macrumors 6502


    May 31, 2007
    No, and I wouldn't worry about it unless it happens again/often.

    We've all been there! I had the logic board replaced, only for the new one to die two days later.

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