Weird Graphics Issue


macrumors regular
Original poster
May 20, 2009
Daytona Beach, FL
My MBA has started a new graphical glitch when something fades out. For example, when the application switcher fades out the colors invert leaving a weird negative impression.

Here's what I'm trying to describe. As soon as I let go of command+tab, the icons switch from their correct colors to this weird negative as they fade out. Any ideas?



macrumors 6502
Jun 30, 2005
May be something wrong with the graphics card. Have you tried to back up and reinstall?

If you have and the issue persist, you might have a broken graphics card and should bring it to the Apple Store.


macrumors newbie
Jul 12, 2002
Fargo, ND
Same issue with late '08 MBP, ram methinks

I have had the same issue for a while with my late 2008 unibody MBP (first gen unibody). I am 90% sure it is related to installing two third party 4gig ram sticks. Technically, only 6 gigs is supported but everything seems to run fine EXCEPT for the weird application switcher graphics issue.


Restart MBP with no monitors plugged in = No problem
Restart MBP with monitor plugged in = No problem
Restart MBP with no monitors plugged in, then plug one in = problem
Restart MBP with monitor plugged in, then switch to another monitor = problem

I generally just put up with it now, but thought I would share my experiences for what it is worth.
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