okay... mbp screen/video card problem

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by bearbo, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. bearbo macrumors 68000


    Jul 20, 2006
    i don't know what to say..

    so last night i was cooking, mbp playing itune, everything fine.. after i cooked(literally cooking, food, for those of you need specifics), when i was eating, i turned itune off. and it went into screen saver, and eventually display sleep... but after i watched an movie while eating (on tv, not mbp), and woke up the screen (the comp didn't go to sleep), it looked like that (except behind the i-dont-know-what-it's-called (lets call it weird fuzziness for the time being), it's the frozen screensaver)

    oh, i should mention i was using an external monitor, w/ mbp lid closed... i didn't think it should fry some internal component, right?

    now when i start up, it won't even go into os x, it will end up stop at what looks like the blue screen before you choose accoutn to log in, but the screen is entirely blue (and withtout that weird fuzziness, normal looking, just not going anywhere).. i can use safe mode to go into computer (but when i do that, i HAVE the weird fuzziness)... i could manage to copy my HD out to an external (altho i do regularly backup my HD)

    i resetted pram, pmu, took out the 1gb memory i installed recently (which didn't give me problem before this)... does anyone know what could possibily be wrong with this?

    i was thinking about bringing it to apple store where i bought it, but is there any preferences between going to apple store and call apple?
  2. vv-tim macrumors 6502

    May 24, 2006
    Did your laptop run hot to begin with? It may have overheated and friend the video card. I had an old Voodoo 3 that I picked up at a computer show that had similar problems when it overheated (which was always... but I got it for $15, haha).
  3. andrew050703 macrumors regular


    Feb 27, 2006
    Portsmouth, U.K
    At the applestore, they don't generally put you on hold, they can actually see the problem, and you can kick up a fuss until they do something :D.

    I went to mine with thermal grease issues - didn't try the phone; what can they do apart from suggest you send it to them?
  4. bearbo thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jul 20, 2006
    so i brought it in to the store, and since i'm still within the 14 days, the offered to replace the entire computer... and at the spur of the moment, i even decided to go for the 17"... AND, i got another free ipod... i didn't want to ask for the printer

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