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Strange Screen Damage - What do I do?

Riviera122

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Sep 14, 2008
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Hi all, I unfortunately dropped my MacBook Pro on a wooden floor earlier and now have this strange glitchy swirly screen. What's strange is that it doesn't affect the boot screen. I've ran a hardware test and no problems were reported. Please see image below and let me know your thoughts. Thanks!

http://imgur.com/a/q6h3z
 
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Rocko99991

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What is there to do? 1) Live with it. 2) Take it to Apple and have it repaired. 3) Sell it as is and buy another.

I say take it to Apple.
 
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PBG4 Dude

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What is there to do? 1) Live with it. 2) Take it to Apple and have it repaired. 3) Sell it as is and buy another.

I say take it to Apple.
Agree with taking it to Apple. At the very least, they'll diagnose it for free so you understand what needs to be repaired.
 

DaveOP

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May 29, 2011
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Will do, thanks.
There is a chance that the video connector came loose and is causing this. The displays had a ribbon cable previously, which was very susceptible to getting loose and causing strange issues. Worth having them take a look
 
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