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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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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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Model Identifier:MacPro1,1
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