Older 2008 mbp display issue with pict

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  1. Ryanhdd, Sep 19, 2011
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    Ryanhdd macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_5 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8L1 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Ok so I cannot upload the pict with the iPhone. But the screen is all small squares of black white with a few red green squares it's like large pixilation. It just started doing this in the last week. I have to reboot and it would clear up. Now rebooting does not work. Although I do see the cursor and there is nothing wrong with it. It looks normal. But the whole screen is jumbled. Any thoughts? Thanks

    ok so i was able to get it to boot up in order to get this pict on here. So it boots per say, but it only looks like this. I can see the mouse and on occasion the beach ball i can see fine. but anything else just looks like the pict.
     

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  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    http://support.apple.com/kb/ts2377

    Go into the Apple store, your graphics card, the nVidia 8600GT, has a known fault. You should be able to get your logic board replaced free of charge and sent on your merry way. They simply have to plug in a test HD in the MBP for a specific test to fail, and once that formality is done, you'll get your logicboard replaced. I've had mine replaced already, many users have had theirs replaced a few times.

    Cheers!
     
  3. Ryanhdd thread starter macrumors regular

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    I looked up what G card i have and it says ATY radeon x1600
     
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Then unfortunately you are not part of the recall.

    If you are lucky, Apple will repair your computer for their flat repair fee which is around $300, if not, you're looking at roughly $700-900 for a new logic board and installation.

    You may want to consider whether it is worthwhile to invest this much in a 5 year old machine.
     

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