What is the Cause of Screen Displacement?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TheTosh, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. TheTosh macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2009
    Hey there.
    My Mac has been playing up a bit.
    When im using it the screen will distort.
    And when i go to restart the screen is displaced and it Kernel Panics (see pic)

    What could be the issue behind this? I have formatted my Hard drive and reinstalled with snow leopard (Funny it happened few weeks after i first installed SL).

    And it still does the samething, But I sure its affected by the heat of my mac somewhat. If i have SMC Fan Control on it cools it and doesn't do it as much.

    Help much thanked for.

    Thanks TheTosh

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  2. prodigee macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    Take it to the Apple Store. That looks like your graphics card has failed, should be covered by warranty. (Even though you have a pre-unibody Apple covers failed 8600m's). Assuming that is what you have..
  3. TheTosh thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2009
    I have.
    NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT:

    Chipset Model: GeForce 8600M GT
    Type: GPU
    Bus: PCIe
    PCIe Lane Width: x4
    VRAM (Total): 128 MB
    Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)
    Device ID: 0x0407
    Revision ID: 0x00a1
    ROM Revision: 3175

    So Yes i have a 8600.
  4. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

    Jul 5, 2008
    Thule GL @ the TOW
    ...at least you know its covered, take it in for a check...

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