2657 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Oct 29, 2007 6:37 PM by dankron
One other thing that was suggested to me elsewhere was to try an Archive and Install.
Everything was going great and working until about 75% through Disc 2 of the install process. Apparently my installation DVD is lacking some iLife '06 files, and that broke the installation tool. Tried it a couple times and the same result always came out. Would have been very nice if there was a 'Skip iLife' button, but nope. At this stage, the installer does not give me any options to exit or anything. If I leave Disc 2 out and turn off the computer, on start-up it asks for Disc 2. If I put in Disc 1, it spits it out and asks for Disc 2.
So what I decided to try (after checking online to see that the Genius Bar was full for the rest of the night), was to trick it into booting up the Disc 1 installer script. Pushed in Disc 1 and shut off the computer before it could spit it out again. Then, I held 'C' while booting and got that going. Now here, I tried just quitting the installer, but that ended up just asking for Disc 2 again. What did work in the end, was to ask it to 'Archive and Install' again and just uncheck all the boxes for Applications (so it would skip Disc 2).
4 hours after I started (and 7 hours after starting my back-up), I am back up and running.
The bad news is that it didn't fix the problems that are the reason for this thread.
i got the same problem as you have... sometime i also get this kida effect:
but so far no one seems to know what is the real problem with it...
I've got a variation on the theme -- the "artifacts" appear on my Cinema display but not on the MacBookPro display. I've swapped Cinema Displays with co-worker -- they don't have an issue, while I do with the new display as well.
Here's what I get:
Any luck with the replaced video card?
It works perfectly again. Here is everything they listed as having replaced:
593-0233 CBL,TEMP SNSR,HEATPIPE,M1
593-0290 CBL,TEMP SNSR,RT FINSTACK,M1
630-7760 SVC,PCBA,1.83GHZ,128VRAM(M1-RF) MBP 15"
016-0028 RESTORE: UPDATED OS SOFTWARE
603-7892 FAN ASSY,LT,M1
603-7893 FAN ASSY,RT,M1
and I'm pretty sure I got a new battery out of it somehow too.
I have a 1 year old Macbook Pro and I recently tried hooking it up to an external VGA monitor (with the included DVI to VGA adapter) and noticed the exact same problem (colored squares) on the VGA monitor but not on the Macbook Pro's display itself. I figured it was the adapter or the monitor. I then tried with my Sony 40" 1080p HDTV and had the same problem (this time using an HDMI cable).
I guess I have to get it repaired too.
After installing the new Leopard the problems got even worst!!!!!!
please some one help, i've spoke to tech support at apple and they told me to do archive install and didn't work, than the asked me to do Erase and install and still didn't work, after that they asked me to do a Extensive hardware test on loop mode and after 9hs testing it didn't showed any problems. So i've called them again and they told me it can be my video card and gave me a Apple care centre number, and speaking with the tech guy he told me as my computer is out of warranty i should sell it on Ebay and buy a new one as i'll have to replace the main logic board and that will cost me AU$2000.00.
I'm kinda going crazy here, don't know what to do... I think this is an abuse from apple, when you pay AU$4300.00 on a computer you would expect that computer to work for at least a few years.
have a look at some screenshots:
can some one help me????