Ya... so what happened?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ebutka, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. ebutka macrumors regular

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    This happened last night and earlier today. On my computer and all of these lines pop up and then this loud buzzing noise. I had to hold the power button to turn it off. It turns on just fine... Whats up?:mad:
     

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  2. Aea macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like a dying Video Card to me.

    If you're under Applecare you should look into taking it in if it happens again. Although when my laptop was having GPU issues the genius told me it HAD to be software related, didn't believe him for a moment.
     
  3. ebutka thread starter macrumors regular

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    ... great...

    what would the noise be from?
     
  4. rablat macrumors 6502a

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    Thats exactly what my screen looked like when I installed some crucial ram.
    When I put back the Apple ram all was well.
     
  5. ebutka thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well I got 4GB from Best Buy ( I work there) for pretty cheap. I got a 3yr damage plan. Should I take it in and get it looked at?
     
  6. rablat macrumors 6502a

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    How long has it been since you put in the ram?
    I got that screen pretty much right way.
    It would boot up, get to the desktop and then in seconds that would happen.
     
  7. Desamell Guest

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    obviously cuz its a macbook the onboard graphics/motherboard is dying
     
  8. mathcolo macrumors 6502a

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    The problem with that is... to send it to AppleCare or bring it into an Apple Retail Store you likely have to turn it off. When you turn it on, the problem is gone.

    It's called Murphy's Law for Apple Computers.:rolleyes:
     
  9. TC03 macrumors 65816

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    Loud buzzing noise, artifacts... You're fan is screwed and you're graphics are heating up.

    My condoleances.
     
  10. ebutka thread starter macrumors regular

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    No!! Its coming from the speakers. Its just beeps and clicks and random sounds really really REALLY loud!
     
  11. ebutka thread starter macrumors regular

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    Shouldnt the picture help?
     
  12. MykeHamilton macrumors newbie

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    I had the exact same problem with my macbook pro - the motherboard died cost me £500 to fix it! Take it back ASAP.
     

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