Currently Being ModeratedFeb 15, 2013 9:45 AM (in response to Seanvstherobots)
Genius reservation http://www.apple.com/retail/geniusbar/
check warranty https://selfsolve.apple.com/agreementWarrantyDynamic.doMacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 2.4GHz IntelCorei5 320GB HD 8GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 15, 2013 10:18 AM (in response to leroydouglas)
I'm unfortunately out of my warranty and i live nowhere near an apple store so making a reservation isn't easy for me currently..
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 15, 2013 10:31 AM (in response to Seanvstherobots)
If its something that you want fixed I would suggest calling Apple and setting up a repair, I'm pretty sure its a maunfacturer thing, then again if you are out of warranty there really isn't much you can do.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 15, 2013 3:42 PM (in response to Wimsy113)
Yeah it unfortunately is.. They would still look at it though wouldnt they? I'd just have to pay quite a bit probably to get it fixed..
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 15, 2013 5:44 PM (in response to Seanvstherobots)
I've been seeing the same thing over the last few days; the video shifts to the left, and the left side wraps around to the right side. I can still use the computer most of the time, only the last time did it freeze completely. Mine's Late 2011 as well, 15 inch. Which of course means it's off warranty and I missed my cut off to buy AppleCare months back.
I haven't noticed a trigger or trend yet. Last time I tried to snap a screen shot with Grab (forgot the Command+Shift+3 shortcut). That'll usually tell you if it's video or display. I'll try again next time. Generally if the problem shows up in the screenshot its video card-related, otherwise it's display related.
I've also installed gfxCardStatus so that I can monitor which video card is being used when it occurs. It's likely only one of the two.
I'm going to run AHT over night, but I've never had much luck with that and I'm not sure it even tests video.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 15, 2013 5:48 PM (in response to dyck15)
I'm going to run AHT ... I'm not sure it even tests video.
Yes it will tell you if it is the video card
- but not aware of it distinguishing between the two.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 3, 2013 8:39 PM (in response to Seanvstherobots)
Out of curiosity, do you use Screen Sharing? I've noticed this seems to happen most when I have Screen Sharing connected to my Mac Mini server. It's hard to know for sure if its a pattern as it doesn't happen consistently for me, but it's something I've noticed over the past few weeks.
I also managed to capture the screenshot; the issue does NOT show up in the screenshot, and it was on the Descrete video card when it occurred.