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Chris Newman
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Apr 27, 2008, 05:17 AM
 
Own a MBP 2007 2.2Gig About 3 months warranty left. Twice in the past week I have experienced problems with image rendering. In each case, the screen has suddenly scrambled giving the appearance of confetti red white and blue flecks of colour in a white background, say two hundred to the square inch over the entire screen. In both cases required a reboot and it fixed itself. Any ideas what this might be? If it is a video card problem does it tend to fail eventually?
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Apr 27, 2008, 06:47 AM
 
It sounds like a video card problem to me. You should get it looked at while you're still in warranty since it will undoubtedly get worse.
     
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Apr 28, 2008, 02:44 PM
 
If you intend to keep the machine, have it looked at and think about buying AppleCare
     
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Apr 28, 2008, 02:46 PM
 
Get it looked at, definitely. Also consider AppleCare; it'll give you 2 more years of great coverage after your 1 year warranty expires. If there's a graphics problem now, no telling what's lurking under the hood a year from now.
     
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Apr 28, 2008, 03:29 PM
 
Does moving the screen backwards and forwards fix it?
     
Chris Newman  (op)
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Apr 29, 2008, 03:31 AM
 
Originally Posted by peeb View Post
Does moving the screen backwards and forwards fix it?
I assume you mean rocking it back or forth gently not shaking it. I will have to wait until it next happens which could be this week or next. I was hoping to upgrade to the next MBP refresh. Not sure if that will happen before warranty runs out. Hoping it goes bad in the next few months.
     
   
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