Currently Being ModeratedSep 5, 2013 4:54 PM (in response to RooneyR)
MBP late 08
See Article: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2377 MacBook Pro: Distorted video or no video issues
These computers were manufactured between approximately May 2007 and September 2008
Currently Being ModeratedSep 8, 2013 12:54 PM (in response to RooneyR)
Wish the video issue was the answer, but it doesn't seem to be. Video is stable and works fine.
A freeze just happened again... this time in Calendar. And while nothing else will respond, the same little "The Matrix" box is "buzzing away". Could this be something like a keystroke logger at work? And how would I find out if it was? I go to Activity Monitor and there are lots of proccesses running I can't identify.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 8, 2013 6:23 PM (in response to RooneyR)
Your problem is hardware. Did you click on the link I provided? If your MBP applies, you need to call Apple Customer Relations to plead your case. Otherwise, my only other suggestion is to take your MBP to your local AS or an AASP. Diagnostic testing is FREE!MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Original MBP (2/2008)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 8, 2013 9:15 PM (in response to Baby Boomer (USofA))
Currently Being ModeratedSep 13, 2013 4:42 PM (in response to RooneyR)
A follow up. I did take it to the Apple store and they had the machine several days. They were finally able to recreate the problem and said it was a problem with the System software. (They never explained more.) I had backups, so they erased the drive and reinstalled 10.8.3. I've just completed a Time Machine restore... so far so good. We'll see how it goes from.here. Thank you for the suggestion to take it to the Apple Store. I'm amazed they ran all these tests and a[pparently found the problem on an old, out-of-warrantly machine... at no charge! Amazing!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 13, 2013 5:33 PM (in response to RooneyR)