Screen flashes with black polygon while watching YouTube

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  1. My Dime Is Up macrumors newbie

    My Dime Is Up

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    For some reason, I'm having a problem where my screen will occasionally while watching YouTube (Not sure if it is other videos or platforms), a black polygon-like shape will flash on the screen really quick and go back to normal. This may happen several times while watching a YouTube video. I recorded a video in slowmotion below. The last part of the video is NOT the laptop stuck with the polygon, just a picture of what it looks like.

    I have the 2.3ghz with no dedicated GPU. Wondering what this could be.

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    Video:
     
  2. jerryk macrumors 601

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    How about some infor. Year, model #, 13 or 15. If with or without GPU.
     
  3. My Dime Is Up thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry. Late 2013 15" MacBook Pro A1398 no dedicated GPU
     
  4. Audit13 macrumors 68040

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    You have a link to the video? I'd like to try it on my late 2013 13".
     
  5. My Dime Is Up thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Its any video on youtube. No one particular one
     
  6. Audit13 macrumors 68040

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    Hmm, I watch YouTube videos off my late 2013 13" and haven't experienced any issues. My MBP is completely stock.

    I have a MacBook Air 13" early 2015 running an Intel nvme drive and it doesn't have this issue either.
     
  7. duervo macrumors 68020

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    Watch the video while not in full screen mode. Does the glitch happen across your entire display, or just within the YouTube video?

    If it happens across your entire display while not in full screen mode, then I’d take it in for service.
     
  8. My Dime Is Up thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It happens all across the screen. The only problem is that if I take it in for service, then they might see that I don't have an official apple hard drive installed but rather an adapter and a Samsung.
     
  9. My Dime Is Up thread starter macrumors newbie

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    bump, any ideas on what to do? I may be heading to the apple store later next week becaus the rubber seal around my screen is coming off
     
  10. Audit13 macrumors 68040

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    It's a pain but would it be possible to test it with the original SSD? This happens with an external display too?
     

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