So is my graphics card dying?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kevo0822, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. kevo0822 macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2007
    New England
    My MBP keeps having little fits where the screen gets all jumbled (see attachment). Usually it happens when waking from sleep, but sometimes it happens while I'm in the middle of using it. This is graphics card related, right? Dying card?

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  2. winninganthem macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2008
    Wow, looks like you're trying to watch porn on a scrambled cable channel :p.

    Go and get that checked out o_O.
  3. Babooshka macrumors 6502


    May 10, 2008
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Some people pay for that sort of thing to be framed and put on their wall.
  4. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008
    Looks like the GPU is suspect. :(
    Are you still under warranty/Apple Care?
  5. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

    Jan 9, 2008
  6. revenuee macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2003
    A place where i am supreme emporer
    I think I see a boob
  7. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Have it checked out!

    I don't know what kind of porn you watch that looks like that scrambled.
  8. bertpalmer macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2007
    O occasionally get a screen similar to that - I think I've had it about 4 times in the last month. Was thinking it might be graphics related.

    What rev MBP have you got?
  9. helios12 macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2008
    Had exactly the same problem as you (I have the 8600GT card model (256mb). I had it sent it in last week for repair and the guy told me that this had never been reported... And then as I am waiting for the repair docs to be printed, I over hear some guy behind me reporting the exact same problem, but that it happens on a more frequent basis.

    Got it back today - they replaced the logic board. Running fine at the moment, so get it in for repair before you run out of Apple care.
  10. isauce macrumors regular


    May 21, 2008
    That was the first thing came to might when I saw the attachments. On a serious note, get your logic board replace cause it seems the GPU is at fault. Also, keep all paperwork for repairs if Apple or Nvidia fess up to the failing GPU.
  11. kevo0822 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2007
    New England
    Thanks for the replies! I have a 2.2 SR MBP. Guess I'll book an appointment and head over to the Genius Bar!
  12. bertpalmer macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2007
    Yeah me too - I'd be interested to know what they say.

    Does it happen just randomly or does something bring it on?

    Please post back with any update on the situation! :)
  13. cluthz macrumors 68040


    Jun 15, 2004
    Try run your hardware test CD (came with your machine),
    I had gfx problems a few times every week, and ran it.
    I wrote down the error code, and called apple.
    They arranged a mobo swap at my local dealer and a week later they swapped my mobo while I was at work and I picked up my MBP the same day!

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