This is copied verbatim from my thread on Macfora, because I'm a lazy bastard: So today, I came home from school, and started to play some Medal of Honor on my PB*. Since I upgraded to 10.3.8 a day or two ago, I would get some weird graphics problem after a little while. The screen would be covered in weird little blocks, and I could see the outlines of the surfaces on the map. Quitting, putting the PB to sleep, then waking it up would clear it, and I was set to go on my merry way. Today though, I decided to play some Battlefield 1942 after, because I was still ready to shoot some polygons. As soon as I went to pick which battle I wanted, the graphics went wacky again, only this time, it did't go away. So now it looks like this. for the past few weeks, I noticed that whenever I walked into my room with my shoes on, and either touched my PB or put my iPod in the dock, I would get a static pop. I fear that this may have caused the problem, what with the Firewire port being in close proximity to the video chips on the logic board. Here's what I've tried to remedy the problem: Booted from external backup Reset PRAM (twice) Reset PMU (twice) Shut down and let it sit. Once I track down my hardware test DVD and my Panther CDs, I'll run the test and archive-install to see if I can nail it to hardware or software. I really hope I don't have to replace hte logic board, I don't have enough money for it * 1.25GHz 15", 768MB RAM (256MB from Apple, 512MB self installed, no problems with it since July).