Screen Tearing...WTF

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JustGretchen, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. JustGretchen macrumors 6502

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    This has recently become more of an issue on my early 2008 mbp w/ 512 video memory. When I am scrolling on web sites or in iChat or really any program for that matter, my screen sometimes becomes distorted.

    Included are 3 shots from 3 very different programs. iChat, FireFox & InDesign where this happened. I also notice when videos are playing in a website and i scroll the screen most of the time I get these fast flickering rectangular boxes in the video or flash area.

    It seems to tear in places. I have taken it to apple 3 times for this issue and they have tested and tested the video. At one point, they claim, running a video loop test for 36hours straight w/ no faults found.

    Please see attached. Please advise.
     

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  2. BigHungry04 macrumors 6502

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    Take those screenshots with you and go to an apple store, there isn't much we can do from here.
     
  3. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a

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    Yes.
    That's the best thing you could do now.
    Probably something wrong with the GPU.
     

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