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  • 45. Re: Mysterious line of pixels
    macuser128 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi you all,

    there is a thread out:

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1697470&tstart=0

    We are at the and of the discussion yet.

    1. Your Logic Board is broken, precisely the GPU is damaged
    2. it Heat related but its getting worse over time till your MPB is unusable
    3. it will lead to horizontal stripes, CYMK Gradient blocks, Stretched screencontents, at least hangups
    4. We have some people in our thread replaced the board by apple care. Only answer: Logic Board replaced due to "distorted Video"
    5. Only solution: Replace logic Board

    There is nothing u can do about that issue than putting your MBP into a refrigerator and hope.

    OR


    I am wondering that thru:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2377

    People with a NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT and a similar issue got a replacement for free AND they got their money backwards if they already paid for it, before releasing this apple article:

    quote:
    *Apple is issuing refunds to customers who may have paid for repairs related to this issue. Please contact Apple for details on the refund process.*

    Please help and:

    1. Join our thread. Everybody of you should post a
    "Same here, ATI X1600" Message to get it on moving there

    2. Do a feedback about that to apple - click:

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/macbookpro.html

    there you can send a feedback report to apple. Please do this, write down your problems and paste a link to

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1697470&tstart=0

    into it. If there are enough bad feedbacks pointing to our problem, they maybe will start reading this thread.

    regards
  • 46. Re: Mysterious line of pixels
    lvargasf Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    For those of you who own a Core Duo Macbook Pro (1.1, Yonah, you name it):

    Take a look at this topic I opened regarding lockups and graphical issues (INCLUDING THE MISTERIOUS LINE OF PIXELS):

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1878407&tstart=0

    I solved this problem by cutting some excess Kaptop tape that was blocking the fan exhausts. This got me a serious temperature drop and that misterious line of pixels, the lockups and all the graphical issues just dissapeared.

    Hope this helps at least a few of you.
    Shame on Apple and the faulty manufacturing of a high-end product.

    Best regards,
    Lou.
  • 47. Re: Mysterious line of pixels
    Thomas Berglund Level 4 Level 4 (1,595 points)
    Exactly the same issues here. My MBP 1.2, 17-inch, ATI Radeon X1600 is freezing more often every day now. I do not have time for this
  • 48. Re: Mysterious line of pixels
    DHD_03 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    If you don't have time for it, you'll have to buy a new computer, there is no fix for this that is for sure, and replacing defective parts with more defective parts will inevitably lead to the same problem. Apple and ATI have not acknowledged the problem so nothing has been changed. Sam parts lead to same problem. And after all this searching the only thing I have found is that more and more people have this same problem
  • 49. Re: Mysterious line of pixels
    DHD_03 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    For anyone looking at this, please go to:

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1697470&tstart=0

    as well go to the feedback, and give negative feedback to apple.

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/macbookpro.html
  • 50. Re: Mysterious line of pixels
    Iccarus88 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am also experiencing strange graphics artifacts with my 17" Macbook Pro 2.16 GHz. My computer has a Radeon X1600 graphics card and I am positive that this is the root of the issue. Reading this thread only confirms that. I am only posting to this thread so that apple will hopefully recognize that they used faulty hardware and extend the warranty like they did for the nvida geforce 8600M.
  • 51. Re: Mysterious line of pixels
    Zbob Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have been having horizontal lines, screen noise, display turning to black, and computer freezes for the past few months. I have called Apple support several times, taken it to an Apple Store, and still have the same problem. However, I have a ATY,RadeonX1900 graphic card and a Mac Pro.
  • 52. Re: Mysterious line of pixels
    John0 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi All,

    Me too, MBP 2.0 Intel Core Duo... i've posted in other topics with this issue as well...

    If you have an early gen MBP with the ATI X1600 graphics card in it then you will probably be suffering from this issue, wuld seem to be caused by over heating. This will cause the screen to display odd 'effects', stray pixels (and/or lines of pixels), odd colored shapes appearing and disappearing (usually green or red)... Often if you min/max the current window it will clear the oddities but not always... The only thing i've found that helps is, dwnload and install smcFanControl (Google search it) and clock the fans up to about 3,000 min. (i have a couple of settings, 3,000, 4,500, & maxed at 6,000 so i can better control the problem)... It helps, but doesn't 'fix' the problem. IMHO It's basically the wrong graphics card, poorly configured. Shame on Apple!

    The early MBP's also seem to have poor quality LCDs that are not dust proof so often you'll get black or dark specs, or smudges (bruising), appearing (usually at the bottom of the screen)...

    I really think Apple should have done something about this, a recall or such... for most of us, it took a long time to figure out exactly what was going on, now way out of warranty!... I've been through the Genius Bar (ha!), and combo updates galore... But it's basically a shoddy piece of hardware we're all stuck with!
  • 53. Re: Mysterious line of pixels
    mechsoul Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hello. Just adding to the list. I have a 17 inch MacBook Pro Core Duo, RadeonX1600, and I've been getting the CMYK gradients/ objects across my screen for a while now (since I updated to OSX 10.5). The objects started out as pink, and now I'm getting white ones. It doesn't take a lot of usage before they start appearing on my display.

    Here's a pic from this morning:

    http://mechsoul.net/zrandomz/IMG_3452.JPG
  • 54. Re: Mysterious line of pixels
    John0 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi anyone reading this Topic,

    I can recommend "Fan Control" to _help with_ (but not cure) the issue/defect. Also, may be read through and join this Topic: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1697470 You might also want to get on to bennettvonbennett mailing list (subject MBP ATI issues).
  • 55. Re: Mysterious line of pixels
    DHD_03 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    don't bother posting here. If you are at the end of this, go to the above mentioned other pages, especially the display anomalies page.

    THIS IS A HARWARE FAILURE! not software there is no fix, except a logic board replacement or a new computer.

    you can give feedback to apple if you want, but I would post your info on http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1697470&tstart=0

    some ppl on that page want to organize an email list so you can add yourself to that as well
  • 56. Re: Mysterious line of pixels
    lraissi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    for the past week the display colors on my macbook look beyond weird - everything is dotty with red and cyan blue! i don't know what to do - haven't changed any settings - it tends to go back to normal from time to time but it keeps going back! the only thing i can think of is that something much have triggered it when i did a software update! i did a hardware test but nothing was shown - i was told by some one that it might be due to a loose wire... any advice would be greatly appreciated as i am traveling and there are no mac stores around.
  • 57. Messed up display graphics
    lraissi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the same exact problem - it happend a week ago - any advice?
    for the past week the display colors on my macbook look beyond weird - everything is dotty with red and cyan blue! i don't know what to do - haven't changed any settings - it tends to go back to normal from time to time but it keeps going back! the only thing i can think of is that something must have triggered it when i did a software update! i did a hardware test but nothing was shown - i was told by some one that it might be due to a loose wire...i tried taking snapshots of the problem but when i sent it to a the whole snapshot looked normal on his laptop.... any advice would be greatly appreciated as i am traveling and there are no mac stores around.
  • 58. Re: Mysterious line of pixels
    Robert Deleeuw Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    "Same here, ATI X1600" Message to get it on moving there
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