VRAM Failure

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by zorg, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. zorg macrumors regular

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    My MBP has been having problems for a while (older one, not the new unibody) with freezing and having a weird line through the middle of the screen. I don't have the hardware test cd, but I did have an old TechTool Deluxe CD and it said VRAM failed its test. This does fit with the problems I have been having. So, what do I do from here? How do I fix it? Thanks for the help.
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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  3. Mr.Noisy macrumors 65816

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    That just made his day a whole lot better :eek:
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Does it have one of the NVidia GPUs that fail (8600 I think)? If so you may get a free fix from Apple (even without AppleCare).
     
  5. zorg thread starter macrumors regular

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    Gah no of course not...thats not my luck. Its the x1600 GPU one.
     
  6. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    It's all about the little things you can do to spread the light of happiness... :rolleyes:
     

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