Old MacBook Pro, lines appearing on screen (with video!)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ziggyonice, May 23, 2010.

  1. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

    ziggyonice

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    I have an older MacBook Pro (1,1 — first gen, Intel Core Duo, 2006). It's slowly dying, I think. What I'm wondering about are these lines that are appearing/disappearing on the screen. I think it may be a sign that the video card is going out.

    The lines are horizontal bands that appear often when I'm watching video. Occasionally they'll appear while scrolling or loading a webpage. They're usually quite thin, although it does appear to be getting worse. Does anyone know what this would be? Is it safe to assume a dead logic board is in my future?

    I videotaped it occurring here, in case you're interested (17 sec).

    Thanks.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Yes.
     
  3. ziggyonice thread starter macrumors 68020

    ziggyonice

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    *weeps uncontrollably*
     
  4. PsychOfMSE macrumors member

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    That's a dead computer walking.

    Time for an upgrade?

    You can probably get a couple hundred bucks selling it for parts, that'd go a ways towards a refurbed Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo ($929).

    Sorry man.
     

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