Startup screen frozen with lines of boxes

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gradstudent88, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. gradstudent88 macrumors newbie

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    As I was using my 15" MBP, it suddenly froze and then shut down. When I booted it back up, it booted to the regular start screen with the circular timer, but there were vertical lines of boxes running down the screen. After a while, the circular spinning timer stopped, and it just sat there. Whenever I shut it down and reboot it, the exact same thing happens. Here's a picture of what my screen looks like so you can see the lines (ignore the slight glare in the middle of the picture).

    Please help!!!

    http://tinypic.com/r/mcqd0o/7
     
  2. AmbiguousNinja macrumors regular

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    Can you go into safe mode? Have you spilt anything recently?
     
  3. bizzle macrumors 6502a

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  4. nicklad macrumors 6502

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  5. gradstudent88 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_10 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8E600 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Replacing the logic board won't erase my hard drive, will it?
     
  6. gradstudent88 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_10 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8E600 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Replacing the logic board won't erase my hard drive, will it?
     
  7. nicklad macrumors 6502

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    No, but it's always advisable to have a backup of your data. That applies generally, not just when repairing...
     
  8. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    No. Why would it? It's always advisable to have a backup anyway, all hard drives eventually fail, and data recovery is very expensive.

    You should always keep important files in at the very least 2 different places(meaning 2 different hard drives.) Dropbox or sugarsync are a good way to do this.
     

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