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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.

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Nov 11, 2010

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

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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?

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Hardware Overview:
Model Name:Mac Pro
Model Identifier:MacPro1,1
Processor Name:Dual-Core Intel Xeon
Processor Speed:3 GHz
Number Of Processors:2
Total Number Of Cores:4
L2 Cache (per processor):4 MB
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Bus Speed:1.33 GHz
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SMC Version (system):1.7f10
ATI Radeon X1900 XT:
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Type:GPU
Bus:PCIe
Slot:Slot-1
PCIe Lane Width:x16
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Vendor:ATI (0x1002)
Device ID:0x7249
Revision ID:0x0000
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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!

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May 22, 2012

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MacBook
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Sep 3, 2010

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3. find DVD that came with MacBookPro and press the power button and immediately insert the DVD and once it goes in Hold the D key down.

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