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MacBook Pro :: System Freezing And Flickering Display?

I currently have an issue with my 17" Macbook Pro (Mid 09). The freezing is very tricky to explain but here goes...

One of two things happen:

First I'll be happily working away when suddenly I notice none of my input, be it from a mouse, keyboard, tablet, etc, are recognised. However if I just happen to be playing anything with audio attached to it, such as iTunes, a DVD, website with audio, the audio still plays in the background. My mouse cursor also continues to move. Anything on the screen apart from the mouse cursor freezes.

The second thing that happens is all of the above plus the screen flickers. First the screen corrupts from the bottom and this effect slides up the screen to about a third up, then flashes, then the whole screen flashes (black), and this continues on a cycle until I hard reset the Mac. I've not had this happen on my Windows 7 bootcamp partition!

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