screen display going bad - what could this be?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by callagga, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. callagga macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I have a late-06 MacBook 2GHz. I've just had a severe video display issue where both display show a weird pattern (see attached) such that you can not see anything on the screen, nor recover from it. A reboot seems to be required.

    Any ideas? It has just dropped out of warranty :(
     

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  2. callagga thread starter macrumors member

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    occurred again - but this time I tried to VNC and SSH in, each without success - i.e. kind of seemed the Macbook was not operating (cf just a video issue)
     
  3. mattyu007 macrumors regular

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    This has happened to me too, on my mid-2007 MacBook. It seems to be triggered by any application trying to go into fullscreen or something (ie. Fullscreening a video on YouTube, playing a presentation in keynote)

    Maybe this isn't the same issue, but after restarting, OS X reports back as if it had just recovered from a kernel panic. But maybe this is just me?*
     
  4. callagga thread starter macrumors member

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    I can't remember getting a recover message like that after having to hold the power button down and force a reboot - or did you see this in a log file somewhere?
     
  5. mattyu007 macrumors regular

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    Maybe mine is a different problem. It just came up after I force-rebooted the system

    (Sorry about the bad quality, but this is the one that came up)
     

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