Very strange patterns on MacBook pro display

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Terry W, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. Terry W macrumors member

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    I have been getting these very strange patterns on my screen (please see gallery at http://gallery.me.com/tlwettermanjr). It most often starts when looking at video (sometimes when increasing/decreasing the volume). It goes away after I put the computer to sleep but usually comes back after a little bit. I posted some screen shots to the gallery below.

    I believe this only started happening after upgrading to Leopard but I'm not 100% sure about that.

    System config:
    Version: OS X 10.5.6
    Processor: 2.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Memory: 3 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    Chipset Model: ATY, RadeonX1600
    Type: Display
    Bus: PCIe
    PCIe Lane Width: x16
    VRAM (Total): 256 MB
    Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
    Revision ID: 0x0000
    ROM Revision: 113-xxxxxx-158
    EFI Driver Version: 01.00.158

    APPRECIATE ANY HELP OR SUGGESTIONS!!

    -Terry
     
  2. macjram macrumors 6502a

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  3. tsvb macrumors 6502

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    Video card issues. I hope you have Applecare! Give Apple a call.
     
  4. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Broken video card, you'll need a new logic board (motherboard) so i hope its still in warranty or you've got applecare because that costs $600.
     
  5. Solemony macrumors 6502

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    A bad video card. You'll need to get a replacement..which includes your logic board...Hope you have applecare otherwise it's going to be some hefty money..
     
  6. rekhyt macrumors 65816

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    First time seeing the MobileMe gallery in action... (Thanks for the experience! :D)

    ... Oh wow... Graphic card problem...
     
  7. Mercellus macrumors regular

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    I'd say it's a faulty graphics card, you will need to contact Apple for assistance; they will most likely need to replace your logic board which should be covered under AppleCare (if you have it), otherwise I believe the standard repair rate for a logic board is $600.00.
     
  8. Menge macrumors 6502a

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    Yeh... If you can screencap it, then it's happening before it gets to the display, hence the video card. Take it to the store/genius
     
  9. Terry W thread starter macrumors member

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    Got it, thanks all for your quick replies. Sadly, I didn't get Apple Care. :(
     

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