Penryn Macbook Pro 15" Display Problems

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ecosse011172, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. ecosse011172 macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2005
    I have several of the known display problems (Vertical striping which disappear after a display reset, embedded video playback flicker and the corruption of text when scrolling). These problems are all intermittent, seemingly known by Apple but two software updates have came and went with no news.

    Does anyone know what the situation is?
  2. bamaworks macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2007
    Lexington, KY
    Appears you may have a logic board or video issue. Better take it to apple ASAP.
  3. ecosse011172 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2005
    From what I've read on the net these problems are supposed to be firmware/software problems......
    Maybe you're right though.
  4. lordthistle macrumors 6502

    Feb 29, 2008
    I have the same defects: graphics corruption is software for sure. For the stripes I can tell you my story.

    I had the stripes. I took my MBP in for service. Screen was exchanged. Stripes reappered and the screen was a nightmare. I took it back to the service centre for having a new screen.

    They did not know what to do for the stripes, so they called apple. The answer was that they are obviously aware of the problem, but they DO NOT KNOW how to fix it. With their current knowledge, it might be both hardware and firmware. But they promised they will fix it :)

    Now I have a third screen and I am sure I will see the stripes quite soon.

  5. ecosse011172 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2005
    So, are my issues just a symptom of the overall problems with the NVidia GPUs?
  6. akm3 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2007
    My cousins new Penryn Macbook Pro has this same issue, Apple Geniuses will officially deny the problem. Apple has not officially acknowledged it, although there are many reports of people having these issues.

    My cousin's computer gets the weird graphic corruption when scrolling in Safari or Mail, etc.

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