Severe screen flicker

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Corksean14, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. Corksean14 macrumors newbie

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    I've got a late 2008 15" MBP running 10.8.5, and today the screen started flickering extremely badly. I've got a video of it here. It's not just the recording that's like that, the screen was actually that bad!

    I've had the gentle screen flicker that seems to be common with these MBPs for a few years, but I haven't heard of anyone having it anywhere this bad and a search is just bringing up much more subtle flicker problems. Performance has been fine otherwise.

    So far it's only happened once and went away after a reboot, but it's a startling enough problem that I wanted to post here and see if anyone can suggest a cause?

    I'm hoping my beloved Lappy isn't about to go the way of ol' yeller :(
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Looks like GPU

    I would suggest that that is a GPU problem, if remember rightly that had an Nvidia GPU I would say it is probably failing...
     

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