What just happened?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lego8, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. lego8 macrumors regular

    lego8

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    I was just reading a PDF in full screen and listening to music when my 15" MPB C2D spazzed out on me. The whole screen became jumbled up. I managed to take a screen shot:

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  2. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    more importantly did it restart and go back to normal?
     
  3. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    if the problem persists, try reinstalling os x. If that doesn't work, go to the genius bar and they'll fix it for ya.
     
  4. lego8 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes. I restarted and it's back to normal. But is this a sign of more bad to come?
     
  5. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    What model MBP do you have?
     
  6. lego8 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Late 2008 edition.
     
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  8. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    256MB or 512MB GPU? Maybe your GPU is failing. If it is still running, then it should be fine. Just keep an eye on it and if it happens again, thats when you should get concerned and call AppleCare.
     
  9. lego8 thread starter macrumors regular

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    256
     
  10. kolax macrumors G3

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    I've had this quite a few times when I've come back to my computer after the iTunes screensaver had been on for some time. Weird coloured shapes everywhere.

    Only way to fix it was to restart - I couldn't even see the unlock screensaver box.

    Though saying that, since 10.5.4 I've not had it at all. Hope it doesn't happen again, real pain if you are downloading.
     
  11. .Chris macrumors 6502a

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    Could be a graphics card problem. Try installing the latest drivers. If problem contunes you could go to the apple store and they could see whats worng...
     
  12. hitnrun7 Guest

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    Screenshots don't show you the GPU defect, at least i don't think. Someone fill me an anyone else in...
     
  13. Cadium macrumors member

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    Try running a maintenance utility such as OnyX to clear the system caches and run the maintenance tasks, if worse comes to worse just take your Mac into an Apple Store and they will do whatever they can to make it right. Good luck!
     
  14. m1stake macrumors 68000

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    1. How did you know?? :p
    2. It's a mac remember? :rolleyes:
     
  15. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Performing an Archive and Install, reinstalls the drivers. ;)
     
  16. mhnajjar macrumors 6502a

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    I think this is a sign that you have not restarted/shutdown your machine for some time, am I right?
     
  17. lego8 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes... I haven't; how do you know that?

    Also, where can I download the most recent graphics card driver?
     
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