Weird thing happened to my MBP! (virus?)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ThomasLentati, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. ThomasLentati macrumors member

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    Hi guys, I weird thing happened to my MBP when I booted up. Look at my video on YouTube, I'm showing some footage of what happened using my iPhone camera. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zotl5NIAXuY

    Btw I'm running ML 10.8.1
     
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  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, it's not a virus, since none exist in the wild for Mac OS X. It's a graphics issue. Have you restarted your Mac since it appeared?

    Mac Virus/Malware FAQ
    LOL!
     
  4. hellothere231 macrumors regular

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    Bring it in to apple. The screen is probably messed up.
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    That isn't a virus. Your problem is caused by faulty hardware. Likely a video cable or screen.
     
  6. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    Does it ever work? looks like a gpu issue, are you under applecare?
     
  7. hellothere231 macrumors regular

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    What he said.
     
  8. ThomasLentati thread starter macrumors member

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    I rebooted, and everything is fine again… :confused:

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    Yes I am.
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The technical term for that is a "hiccup"! :D If it doesn't happen again, I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  10. ThomasLentati thread starter macrumors member

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    I rebooted, and everything is fine again… :confused: Should I really bring it to Apple or not? Since the problem has not occured since.
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If it happened again after it cleared up, yes, take it to Apple and have them check it out.
     
  12. hellothere231 macrumors regular

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    GGJstudios saves the day again! :p
     
  13. ThomasLentati thread starter macrumors member

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    Oops, I meant it hasn't occured since.*
     
  14. jon08 macrumors 68000

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  15. Zedsdead185 macrumors 6502

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    Use the hardware test that comes on the install disks that came with your mac. That could give an indication as to whether something is faulty with the hardware or not. Also, if you have it, a test with tech tool deluxe might be worth it, but don't worry if you don't have it. If it happens again, or results of the test show something, then I would take it in to apple. Otherwise, I would just dismiss it as a one off glitch/blip.
     

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