What is the Cause of Screen Displacement?

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

  1. TheTosh macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    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
    Displays:

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

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    ...at least you know its covered, take it in for a check...
     

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