MacBook Pro :: Having Coloured Vertical Lines?

Nov 11, 2010

I've been having this problem for the last few weeks intermittently, and occurs whenever I bring my Macbook Pro (17 � 5,2 � 10.6.4) awake from sleep, or sometimes just when I switch it on.

It is a bit difficult to describe, so here is a picture:

[URL]

I have to hard-reset the laptop to fix this each time...

Do I need to send it away for repairs or is this something that I could fix myself?

ADVERTISEMENT

MacBook Pro :: Multi Coloured Lines Going Down The Screen On Start Up?

Sep 13, 2010

Whenever I try to start up my mac book pro I get coloured lines going down the screen. It then just shows me a large image of the power button with the message "You need to restart your computer. Hold down the power button for several seconds or press the restart button" I then do this and the same happens again and I go no further.

View 1 Replies View Related

MacBook Pro :: Vertical Lines On LCD Screen?

Nov 9, 2009

For the past few days, my screen has been going in and out of being entirely covered by 1px white lines that occasionally flicker blue or something. Like, when I'm typing (as I am now) if the window is positioned one pixel off, the blinking cursor won't appear (and on my black screensaver, it looks more like it's white/light grey because literally every other 1px line is white). Well, this morning it got weird again, but it hasn't gone back to normal!

I have a Mid-2007 Santa Rosa Macbook Pro, 2.4 Ghz Core 2 Duo- LED Screen, backlight works fine and if I turn it completely down ('off') the problem persists. I have Boot Camp installed, and the problem persists when booting into Windows as well.

I looked around and tried a few fixes to no avail (slept the screen, reset the PRAM, messed with the resolution a bit).

I took a screenshot and everything shows up normal. I had to finish a paper I was working on, and the screen was getting unbearable, so I tried plugging it into a mate's external lcd and the image came up completely fine, no vertical lines!

So, what could this be, and what could I do to fix it? Could this be the infamous problem with the Nvidia 8600GT M graphics card- so would I have to get the logic board repaired!? (UGH I hope not) Could it just be a connection issue? I did install a new hard drive, a new stick of memory, and Leopard, but that was months ago! Anything else I might be missing? and I hope this problem isn't too serious!

P.S.-on a side-note, has anybody done the upgrade to the latest firmware for the fans (SMC something)? Should I give that a try (or should I do it anyway, regardless of whether it could help)? When it was released, I heard of some bad experiences, so I stayed away.

View 6 Replies View Related

MacBook Pro :: Vertical Lines Throughout External Screen

Oct 6, 2010

Hi I'm connecting an external monitor to my macbook pro and am experiencing regular vertical lines throughout the external screen. I've tried DVI-D and VGA. I've tried changing resolutions. I have taken a screen shot of the monitor but this screen shot shows a clear image. Attached is a picture of what it looks like. Hard to spot as taken with my isight. (Ignore the cable hanging down).

View 17 Replies View Related

OS X :: Vertical Gray Lines Appear On My Macbook Pro Screen?

Jul 25, 2009

Specs:
2007 MBP, using a clear hard Speck case
15 inch
4mb RAM
160gb HD, 650gb external HD

I've had it sent into Apple once for the horizontal flashing lines, but these are new... it's like a gray vertically striped film covers the whole screen, and unlike the horizontal lines, shaking/hitting the screen does not help.

View 12 Replies View Related

MacBook Pro :: Red Vertical Lines For Black Screen?

Mar 13, 2010

My MacBookPro 15" 5.3 worked fine until today, All the blacks (rgb 0,0,0) on the screen become red stripes.

When I boot into Linux or Windows the same problem appears, so it's probably a hardware problem.

I have no expensive adaptor to connect to an external lcd screen, so I don't know yet if the problem is in the mac screen or in the cabling or somewhere else...

Here are 2 screenshots of black squares a drawed in Illustrator, one taken on the mac (cmd + shift + 3)

one taken with a camera (where you can see the red lines)

I want to avoid the MacStore as I want to avoid missing my laptop for a month...

View 4 Replies View Related

MacBook Pro :: Apple Logo Comes Up Then Screen Goes To Vertical Lines?

Sep 11, 2010

I replaced my cracked LCD screen on my 17" macbook pro, and upon firing up you hear the chime, and the apple logo comes up just fine. Then after that it goes to horizontal lines, and no image on it. If I plug in an external, it shows up just fine on it, and if I put in the original cracked screen, I can see my desktop and everything as well.

View 16 Replies View Related

MacBook :: Vertical Lines Covering Half Of My Display?

Dec 27, 2010

My 2008 Penryn White Macbook siplays vertical lines and or vertical grey/black bars on 60% of the display. This happens from when it is powered on until and including when you arrive at desktop. The space the lines occupy does not increase or shrink, they have covered the area from the moment the problem arose.

it is not the common line issue that a Tiger update solved since this Macbook came with Leopard pre-installed. The lines are still there with the hard drive removed and they are still there when I booted a live Ubuntu CD, so I have ruled out software being the cause. Also I have ruled out inverter because I would not be getting any backlighting.

So....

To me that leaves:

-The LCD display panel itself (although there is no physical damage and it has never been dropped)

-The display data cable that connects LCD to the logic board

-GPU

View 13 Replies View Related

MacBook Pro :: Half Of MPB Screen Blanking Out With Vertical Lines

Nov 7, 2009

I have a late 2007 2.2ghz MBP. It seems that the video cable is failing, as I often open it up from sleep and get only half an image on the screen. Image capture does not capture this, so I know that it is hardware related. It does not happen on my external monitor.

It is getting more frequent, and has been going on for about a month, The warranty expired in late September (lucky me!)

View 2 Replies View Related

OS X :: Stuck With Vertical Lines Across Screen At Start Up On MacBook

Dec 8, 2009

This is my first time having some serious problems with my first MacBook, and I was hoping someone out there could help me out. This macbook was bought on June 2006 (a white MB) with I believe the 10.4.6 OSX on. I gave it to my dad which is across the world and he called desperate a few days ago saying that the system won't boot up. When the power button is pushed on and the system starts, rings the Apple bell and soon after colorful vertical lines show up across the screen and the system freezes. Here's what I found out from my research on the topic, for some macs of that generation, when the system updates from 10.4.6 to 10.4.7 some video card issue causes this glitch to happen. The solution: zap the PRAM (by holding control + command + p + r when booting the computer.) My dad has tried this approach many times and it doesn't solve it. We also tried booting it with the installation disc and that didn't work. We also tried the safe mode boot and that also didnt work.

View 2 Replies View Related

MacBook Pro :: 15" Screen Has Vertical Blue Lines?

Jun 10, 2012

I have a Macbook Pro 15" (mid 2010) 2.53GHz Interl Core i5 running OSX Lion 10.7.4. Generally the computer and screen are in good condition and have had no damage. The screen has Vertical blue lines and there is a tint of blue generally. The startup apple grey screen however is perfect, it is only when it enters the login screen that the lines appear. All the colours are off. Other than these lines the computer works perfectly   

The computer was used yesterday (09 June 2012) without a problem for approx 1hour. It was then left for the day indoors on a desk out of direct sunlight. The computer was switched on later that evening and the problem started to appear I have already tried to reset the PRAM and SMC with no affect. 

I also read that it may be a cable problem, however as the startup screen works perfectly i question this.

Info:
MacBook
Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

View 1 Replies View Related

MacBook :: Its Display Has Vertical Lines On Bottom Of Screen

Jun 27, 2012

It started out as one line and has increased to 6. Its display has vertical lines on bottom of screen

Info:MacBook

View 6 Replies View Related

MacBook Pro :: White Vertical Lines On 2010 13" Screen?

Jul 19, 2010

I've had my MBP for about 2 weeks and yesterday a white vertical line about an inch long appeared on the right edge of the screen.

It went away after a restart, so I thought nothing of it, but now another one has appeared. Picture:

They mostly appear only on the desktop, but occasionally crop up when I'm running apps.

Is this something I can fix or is it a video adapter issue? I have searched and come up with some similar motherboard issues but they are mostly older macs.

View 2 Replies View Related

MacBook Pro :: Blue And Black Vertical Lines On Startup Then Freeze 10.7.3

May 14, 2012

I have a 2007 MacBookPro. shortly after installing Lion 10.7.3  and VectorWorks 2011 I started getting vertical blue and black lines across my screen on startup. They remain with in the apple while the computer boots and the everything freezes. I tried all of the usual fixes, recovery, safe boot, reset PRAM, battery, etc.When I tried to boot of a system disc I get a message sating that I need to restart my computer. Upon restart same problem occurs. 2 months ago I took the whole thing apart and cleaned out the guts.  Reconnecting all cables back together, I came across, what I think is the camera cable.  Since my camera has been erratic, i decided to test the problem with it connected and then disconnected. Connected same problem. Once i unplugged the camera everything went back to normal, until now. The same problem returned. I cleaned out the guts again. This time I unplugged the hard drive to try and boot off the C drive, but still get the same problem.  This morning It decided to boot up. I was able to copy my essential files onto an external drive.

Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

View 4 Replies View Related

MacBook :: Screen Suddenly Shows Blue And Pink Vertical Lines?

Apr 25, 2012

I am trying to get my MacBook LCD to work right. It happened because one time I was carefully wiping my MacBook screen with a little hand sanitizer and a paper towel. However, later my screen started to show a-lot of weird lines and eventually blue, pink and green tiny vertical lines but it is not completely renderd useless, it is just plain annoying and whenever I have an open window on the screen for a long time and I move it around eventually, it shows an imprint in the background into the screen and even when I restart, shutdown or use Windows in BootCamp it just shows up.  

Info:
MacBook (13-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7.3), Serial number: IQ0351EYF5W

View 2 Replies View Related

MacBook Pro :: Will Not Start After Shutdown - Purple Vertical Lines Flickering On Screen

Jun 3, 2012

I was sitting with my MacBook Pro, when out of no where, purple vertical lines began flickering on the screen. I tried getting them to stop, then eventually just shut down my laptop. When I went to power it up again, it first popped up with the white apple screen and chime, then a gray screen dropped down with the message "You need to restart your computer. Hold down the Power button for several seconds or press the Restart button.".

I tried the Power button option first, but the computer does not come back on.When I press the Power button again, it does the same thing all over again. I do not know where the "Restart button" is, so I haven tried that. I have also tried pulling the battery and restarting, restarting in safe mode by holding the shift key at start up, and trying control-r and control-s functions. None of which worked.

Info:
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

View 1 Replies View Related

OS X :: Vertical Lines On Imac Display?

Nov 10, 2010

I have a bad problem. I have these vertical lines on my Imac display. Its a Mac OSX 10.4.11. Anyone know if theres a way to fix this?

View 7 Replies View Related

IMac :: Screen Has Vertical Lines On It?

Jan 6, 2011

i have an intel based 17" White imac.

it has over the weeks had and increasing number of vertical white lines appearing on the screen.

does any one have any idea of what is causing the problem, and the solution?

View 1 Replies View Related

Software :: Vertical Lines On Desktop?

Apr 13, 2009

iBook G4, OSX 10.4, has thin vertical lines appearing far right desktop...different colors. Four so far. Also, Safari keeps asking for keychain password but login password does not work and keychain utility won't allow any actions.

Related? This is a "refurbished" computer from Ebay (Tech Replay) and I don't have the system disks to start over.

View 1 Replies View Related

Software :: 27 Vertical Lines On The Screen - How Can I Get Rid Of Them

Aug 1, 2009

Started with 1, now there are 27 vertical lines on the screen - this interferes with photos and is unbelievably annoying. How do I get rid of them?

View 4 Replies View Related

Software :: Vertical Lines On Start Up?

Sep 25, 2009

When I start up my screen is filled with a load of bars made up of small vertical lines. After about 20 minutes they seem to stop appearing, although fragments of them remain on the desktop and dock.
It' also runs really slowly at first.

Running OS x 10.5.8

Old G5 tower

Apple Cinema display

I have tried disc utility Repair Disc (booted as a target disc) and Repair Disc Permissions

I have posted a screen grab here (it ain't pretty):[URL]

View 2 Replies View Related

Intel Mac :: Vertical Lines Going Through Screen?

Apr 8, 2012

Whenever I watch videos or anything that moves I will see a line going through the video. Its not very visible, But its still there. Some say it could be a virus, others say hardware problems.

Info:
iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

View 1 Replies View Related

Intel Mac :: Vertical Lines On Screen?

May 7, 2012

vertical lines on screen?

Info:
iPad 2, iOS 4.3.2, I use QuickOffice & Dropbox

View 6 Replies View Related

Intel Mac :: Several Vertical Lines On Screen?

Jun 23, 2012

Vertical lines appearing on screen started with one now have 4 . Is this bad?

Info:
iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.4)

View 1 Replies View Related

OS X :: Safari Blank Screen With Vertical Lines?

Sep 16, 2009

After installing Snow Leopard, I noticed that when I select a web page from the Safari startup grid (medium 6 web pages), the screen turns white with many vertical lines. This lasts for approximately 4-5 seconds before the web page loads. Any suggestions on how to fix this problem?

Imac - Processor 3.06 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
4 GB Memory
Safari 4.03.
ATI Radeon HD 4850

View 2 Replies View Related

OS X :: System Freezes With Vertical Pixelated Lines?

Apr 10, 2010

My computer (24" 3.06Ghz intel core 2 duo) won't start. When I try to turn on or restart my iMac I get vertical rows of pixelated lines across my monitor on the white startup background with the apple logo and it will either freeze up or the background turns gray and I get a message that says I should restart my computer. This has also happened when restarting using the Apple hardware test (which doesn't report any errors).

View 7 Replies View Related

Intel Mac :: Blue And Green Vertical Lines On It

Feb 2, 2012

I have blue and green vertical lines on my iMac which is no longer covered by Applecare. Is it fixable?

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

View 1 Replies View Related

Intel Mac :: Two Vertical Lines Have Appeared On Display?

Jun 23, 2012

I have recently noticed two vertical lines (seem to be a lighter shade of display screen color) running top to bottom on my desktop. They stay on my display screen all of the time.  This lovely old guy was purchased May 2006  but has every upgrade (except Lion....running Snow Leopard) and full component of memory...serves me well but I need to know if this is a sign I am losing my hardware.

Info:
Imac with Intel Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 512 MB memory 160GB

View 2 Replies View Related

IMac PPC :: Why Are There Vertical Colored Lines On Desktop

Jun 29, 2012

This just started today. My computer started to get weird vertical colored lines on the screen. At first, I thought it was just the website I was on, but more and more began to appear everywhere. I unplugged my computer and plugged it back it, turned it on, and when the white screen witht he Apple logo came up, the lines were everywhere. They weren't just making vertical lines, but also squares. Later, the weirdest thing happened. I was opening a new window on Safari, and suddenly, these pyramid-shaped objects covered the screen. They were red, with a little with of blue and a tiny bit of white on them. they pointed in all directions, and the minute I moved my mouse, they dissapeared. When I hold down on the left button on the mouse and hover it over the squares and lines, about 65% of the dots dissapear. My computer is an iMac G5 from 2004 with no iSight, the model number is A1058, the software is Leopard (10.5.8), and the processor is 1.8 GHz PowerPC G5.

Info:
iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)

View 1 Replies View Related

Power Mac G5 :: Pink Vertical Lines Appearing On Screen

Dec 31, 2007

I have a G5 about 2 years old. Recently a pale pink vertical line appeared down the screen, another about 2 weeks later and today a third line appeared. They do not affect the screen's visibility, but I wander if anyone else has found a resolution to this minor problem (without having to go out and purchase a replacement.

Information:
G5
Mac OS X (10.4.11)

View 3 Replies View Related

PowerPC :: G4 Gray Screen With Faint Vertical Lines

Nov 26, 2007

My problem is a screen that is lit but grey, with vertical lines very faint in the background. when connected to a monitor all is well. I have replaced the screen with a second hand one from ebay and it is exactly the same. what is more likely- both screens are duff or is there something obvious i'm missing. i was given the ibook by a friend replaced the harddrive and gave it to my son and it worked for six weeks perfectly until the display suddenly went never to return.

View 2 Replies View Related

PowerPC :: IMac G5 Strange Vertical Lines Of Squares?

Nov 2, 2008

I have a problem with the display of an iMac G5 20". It shows up as vertical lines of small squares.

If I change screen resolution, the display will look ok for about half a second, and then it comes back again. Anyone had seen this before? (This is does not look like the usual problem with iMac and thin vertical lines.)

View 9 Replies View Related

OS X :: Developed Two Vertical Parallel Lines In The Centre Of My Screen?

Dec 27, 2009

I have a Mac PowerBook G4 and Yesterday I developed two vertical parallel lines in the centre of my screen. 1 blue the other green just 1mm apart.

View 3 Replies View Related

IMac :: System Frozen / Showing Vertical Lines

Apr 12, 2010

I was browsing the internet on my '08 iMac when the system suddenly froze immediately followed by the screen turning to nothing but vertical lines. I fear this may be an issue with the graphics card, but would anyone be able to offer any further insight?

View 3 Replies View Related

Hardware :: Strange Screen Artifacts - Red Vertical Lines

Oct 25, 2008

I was using Audacity on my mac running 10.4.11, on some seriously large files (85MB mp3s were exported from these original wav files!), when during this these red vertical lines started popping up on my screen; mainly where a window had been moved. These lines haven't gone away and I'm not sure how to fix this problem. I'm stumped! Having repaired permissions and run the Disk Utility from the Install disk, I'm at a total loss. The intro/gray screen, apple logo doesn't have the red lines, but every other screen does.

View 7 Replies View Related

ADVERTISEMENT