Screen of my MBP goes blank randomly, help?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by swades, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. swades macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2010
    In the past month, my Macbook pro, which I have had since May 2009, has started to act very strange.

    Sometimes when I watch videos online (collegehumor, youtube, etc.), or am just working on my laptop, the screen stops working. It goes mostly black, and a bunch of weird lines appear on the screen.

    The system hasn't crashed or froze, since I can still see my mouse because one little line follows its movement, and the audio still works, and I can still Command + Q and exit out of programs.

    I think the problem may have been that I slipped on the stairs one day holding my Macbook Pro and may have damaged the screen somehow, but I just want to know if this has happened to somebody else with their MBP, and what caused it?

    Also, if someone knows if there is a way I can fix this problem myself, it would be greatly appreciated, as I would prefer not to spend lots of money fixing it.

    Thanks everyone.
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Does it happen with the 9400M or the 9600GT or with both?
  3. swades thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2010

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