Screen Tearing...WTF

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

  1. JustGretchen macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008
    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

    Mar 14, 2008
    Take those screenshots with you and go to an apple store, there isn't much we can do from here.
  3. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2008
    Palo Alto, CA
    That's the best thing you could do now.
    Probably something wrong with the GPU.

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