Strange MacBook display problem

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  1. judgejohn82, Nov 21, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2012

    judgejohn82 macrumors member

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    Hey guys,

    A friend of mine gave me his MacBook last week to have a look at it as it wouldn't boot. It is a 2008 White MacBook Core 2 Duo, model number MB403LL/A and with the Intel GMA X3100 integrated GPU.

    After trying lots of potential solutions, none of which worked, we agreed that I would reinstall Snow Leopard on it.

    Everything went fine apart from one major problem - the display colours are now completely messed up, as shown:-

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    Before the reinstall, I could boot to the SL DVD and the colours were fine.

    I initially thought they had just become inverted, so tried Ctrl-Opt-Cmd-8. This changes the colours slightly, but they are still messed up. I then tried the Universal Access - Display options from System Preferences, but again no settings will change it back to normal colours.


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    Does anyone know whether this is a hardware or software problem?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, as the MacBook is now running perfectly except for this issue.
     
  2. judgejohn82 thread starter macrumors member

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    Forgot to mention earlier, I have done all of the usual suggestions, such as resetting PRAM and SMC as well.
     
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  4. brop52 macrumors 68000

    brop52

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    Try Apple Hardware test see what it shows? That or something like Techtool Pro .
     

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