Weird Graphics Issue

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by kenbrinkman, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. kenbrinkman macrumors regular

    kenbrinkman

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    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?

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  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Have you tried restarting? That's a basic first step in troubleshooting.
     
  3. kenbrinkman thread starter macrumors regular

    kenbrinkman

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    Yes of course. I've rebooted and everything's up to date.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    What customization or graphics-related mods have you done, if any?
     
  5. kenbrinkman thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nothing, the OS is completely stock
     
  6. hh83917 macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  7. plazmyd macrumors newbie

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    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.

    FWIW...

    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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