Unibody MBP 9400m on the way out?

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  1. sjacarter macrumors member

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    Im not sure if my GPU is failing. Have the NEw MBP 9400m and look what happens with this background. The bottom edges are displaying off color and distorted. It started happening a week ago at log in, now its all the time.

    Sould i call apple and send it back and does anyone else have this problem?
     

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  2. jgo78 macrumors 6502

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    nice wallpaper, i have the same one, haha.

    probably should take it in. Does it happen from a cold boot, all the time? Maybe try resetting nvram, smc etc.

    if so, definitely take that back.
     
  3. sjacarter thread starter macrumors member

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    Just turned on the 9400GT and then back to the 9400m and its fine! it only seems to happen at login then goes away! Wired hey

    I would being it to an apple store but tahts a 1500 dollar plane ride away, im in Iqaluit Nunavut:rolleyes:
     
  4. sukanas macrumors 6502a

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    thats weird...
    the 9600 GT shows it all distorted while the 9400 doesnt...
     
  5. darkcurse macrumors 6502a

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    Could someone kindly link me the wallpaper please? :) Thats nice!
     
  6. jgo78 macrumors 6502

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    it's on interfacelift.com, go through it, there are many nice ones.
     
  7. sjacarter thread starter macrumors member

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    Its fine under the 9400GT but distorted under the 9400m (sometimes). I like to get things resolved ASAP. Anyone else have this problem? Should i contact apple about things issue, i do have some screen bleed but its not to bad.

    As well, I dont want to have to wait 2 weeks for it to arrive in Iqaluit! If i request a replacement!
     
  8. jgo78 macrumors 6502

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    fyi, i think you mean 9600gt.

    but no, i've never had this problem.
     
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  10. sjacarter thread starter macrumors member

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    yes, that's what i meant :D

    did a Tech tools deluxe scan and everything was fine! Any other suggestions?
     
  11. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    Ask for a replacement if it is bothering you before the two week period is over.
     
  12. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Call some Apple tech support number. It'll get you help a lot faster than us bozos will. :)

    If that were a TV hookup, I'd tell you that a cable was loose. Looks a lot like when one of your component video cables is unhooked (like red). So you may have a dud. Someone with a lot more training than me that works for Apple can probably have you a replacement or a Genius appointment in a jiffy.
     
  13. sjacarter thread starter macrumors member

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    Happened again when i ran EIZo - Monitor Test.

    Plan on calling Apple tomorrow and see what they say. Thanks for the advice, ill reply with any solution/advice apple gives me.
     
  14. sukanas macrumors 6502a

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    can someone else test this out too?

    for me, the color distortion is on the 9600 and its not on the 9400....
    this is really weird
     
  15. korpanopoly macrumors newbie

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    This may be a dumb question, but could it be that particular wallpaper?

    The reason I ask is that if I set that particular image as my desktop wallpaper, I get a similar effect on the bottom corners. If I set any other image as the wallpaper, it seems that the effect is gone.

    Any comments, feedback? Anyone else have an issue with that specific image / wallpaper?

    I am certainly not an expert, so any feedback is appreciated.

    Thanks, Jody.
     
  16. sjacarter thread starter macrumors member

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    It only happends with that wallpaper. So can other use that wallpaper and post back. if its the wallpaper, then i not as worried! Post back your resluts please.
     
  17. Smacky macrumors 6502

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    MBP not compatable with certain wallpapers? Well thats a new one lol
     
  18. korpanopoly macrumors newbie

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    Hahaha.

    Yes, I know that it sounds ridiculous - hence the reason I posted.

    It seems odd to me that (to date) the only graphics-related issue I have had with my late 2008 MBP is the rendering of this specific image / wallpaper.

    Again, ANY other image renders fine. My concern (more of a question actually) is, does anyone else have an issue with this specific image, or is this potentially a sign of larger issues manifesting themselves at a later date?

    As always, any feedback / commentary is appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Jody
     
  19. hamis92 macrumors 6502

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    I can see it on my Early 2008, but only when I turn brightness to max and look at the screen from some odd angle (and even then it's not so visible).

    It might be the JPEG compression of the wallpaper that makes colors look like that?
     
  20. 7even macrumors 6502a

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    Or color banding due to the 6-bit display panel..
     
  21. tejaykay macrumors 6502

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    Off topic, but where did you get the icon for your Macintosh HD. The one with the Leopard desktop image on the HD icon? Cheers.
     
  22. 840quadra Moderator

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    It's a crappy image IMHO.. The coloring at the bottom corners is poorly blended or faded. It is like they did transparency, and dropped the total colors on the layer in such a way to cause artifacts like that.

    My HP nc6120 display is doing the same thing with that image.

    [​IMG]
     
  23. sjacarter thread starter macrumors member

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    Ask and you will receive. Got it off this site from another thread!
     

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  24. sjacarter thread starter macrumors member

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    So i guess it is the image it self. Could be the compression, or what have you! But if others are experiencing this its a picture problem:D

    I know it sounds lame but it fits:rolleyes:
     

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