What's the cause.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kershawh, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. kershawh macrumors newbie

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    Can anyone tell me what the cause of this may be. It is a 2006 Macbook Pro 15. When I boot up it chimes and then goes to this (pretty isn't it).
    Many thanks in anticipation. IMG_0968.jpg
     
  2. leman macrumors 604

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    Corrupted video RAM or some other GPU issue, most likely.
     
  3. xb2003 macrumors 6502

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    It does look like some sort of abstract art.

    As leman said, some sort of GPU issue. Probably not something you are going to fix.
     
  4. jerryk macrumors 68030

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  5. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    Have to agree with Jerry above.

    Time for a 2015 or 2016 MacBook Pro!
     
  6. sn0warmy macrumors 6502a

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    The cause is right in your second sentence. Sorry to say but the machine is now 11 years old and hardware is going to start kicking the bucket and software drivers are likely way outdated with no updates coming. I imagine if you take it into Apple for help they will more than likely tell you the exact same thing.

    Kudos to you for keeping it running as long as you have, but it's time to move on.
     
  7. MrGuder macrumors 68020

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  8. Fancuku macrumors 6502a

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    GPU issue. I wouldn't consider it a bad thing. Now you have the excuse of getting a new machine :D
     
  9. lauramayer macrumors regular

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    It looks very bad. RIP.
    You have now an excuse to buy a new MacBook Pro.
     
  10. kershawh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your reply. It's fine I have two other Macbook Pros so don't need another really. I was just wondering if could be quick fixed so I could give it away to a deserving cause. Thanks to everyone.
     
  11. bartvk macrumors 6502

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    Does the problem occur when you hook up an external monitor? If not, then it would still make for a nice desktop.
     

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