MacBook Pro :: Randomly Loses Retina Display And Showing Pixels On Top Menu Randomly?

Sep 4, 2014

My mid-2014 15" Macbook Pro randomly "loses" its retina display at the top menu (becomes pixel-y), where the battery, sound, and wifi logos are (on the top right side of the screen). A restart fixes the issue, but I want to know if this is an issue that can be fixed? 

MacBook Pro with Retina display

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Aug 23, 2014

A moment ago the 3rd retina display of my MacBook (and only a month after replacement) the display showed dead pixels again.

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I hypothesise this is the graphics card, but I don't know enough about the hardware.

See examples below. 

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Sometimes, the display randomly blanks and the monitor reports no signal. This occurs continuosly for a few minutes and then the display goes back to normal. Sometimes I have to plug in/plug out the monitor to make it recover. /var/log/system.log shows no logs while these blinks occur. 

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log1  System Version: OS X 10.10.1 (14B25) 
Kernel Version: Darwin 14.0.0
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RAM details...[code]....

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MacBook :: My Display Scrambles And Unscrambles Randomly

Apr 3, 2012

First of all, I've got a 2009 MacBook running Snow Leapord.


Starting yesterday, my screen randomly started scrambling and unscrambling. It started while I was watching a video on Youtube. The video would freeze but the sound would keep going, and if I moved the internet browser window (Google Chrome at the time) my screen would become covered in hundreds of the same window. It's difficult to explain; it's like copies of the same window would remain wherever I moved it. Certain things returned the display to normal: Pressing F3 rapidly, hovering my mouse over the bottome of the video, and pressing Command+Shift+4 to take a screenshot to post with this (which is why I don't have one for you guys; the problem fixed its self when I tried.

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Feb 23, 2012

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MacBook Pro :: Strange Yellow Boxes Randomly Appearing On Display

Feb 12, 2012

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MacBook Pro :: Apple Logo On Display Blinks Randomly After Closing Lid

Sep 5, 2014

My Macbook Pro (early 2013, OSX 10.9.4) does not come to sleep mode – 10 secs after closing the display lid apple logo starts glowing (blinking) on a random intervals. 

I have tried the following methods that HAVE NOT solved the issue:

* PRAM reset
* SMC reset
* Power Nap is disabled (with enabled I still get the same issue)
* WiFi is off
* Bluetooth is off
* no external devices connected
* no antiviruses or other programs that I would suspect to cause this
* sudo rm -r -f /Library/Prefrences/SystemConfiguration
* finally reinstalled OS X, and I still got the same issue 

Surprisingly, if I enter to sleep mode via menu: Apple>Sleep, there seems to be no issue! I have tried changing pmset -1 lidopen 0 to validate if lid is preventing from going to sleep mode, however it has not fixed the issue.  

I see this text in the Syslog: 

--- last message repeated 1 time ---
Sep 3 21:16:00 Users-MacBook-Pro.local WindowServer[86] <Warning>: device_generate_desktop_screenshot: authw 0x0(0), shield 0x7fb909487660(2001)
Sep 3 21:16:00 Users-MacBook-Pro.local WindowServer[86] <Warning>: device_generate_lock_screen_screenshot: authw 0x0(0), shield 0x7fb909487660(2001)

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MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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Sep 26, 2010

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Jun 17, 2012

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Jun 12, 2012

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Jun 4, 2009

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Oct 24, 2010

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MacBook :: Randomly Slows Down, Despite CPU/RAM Ok?

Mar 24, 2009

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MacBook :: Pro Randomly Powering Off / What To Fix It?

Feb 24, 2010

I'm hoping for some kind of insight on a phantom random shut off issue I'm having. I have a 2007 2.2ghz MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard and upgraded to 4GB ram. Within the last month, it has started to randomly power off. At first it only happened when I closed the lid and it went into sleep, but when I would arrive at school it would have shutdown on the trip. In the middle of this, I also replaced the battery. The day I put the new battery in, the thing freaked out. It powered off randomly while I was working. I was in the middle of the first battery calibration so I thought it might be a battery issue. When I tried to power back on, it would start to load the desktop and then power off again. I couldn't get it through a full boot cycle. I tried various configs of old battery, new battery, with power, without power cord and nothing seemed to work. Reset the SMC and PRAM as well to no avail. The longer I let it sit the longer I could work prior to power failure. So I assumed it was FUBAR and walked away.

Next morning called apple care and of course, things seemed fine. However, 1.5hours in, shuts off. Crap, Apple Care said go to Genius bar get it checked. Three days at Genius bar, full hardware and stress test and everything passed flying colors. I thought maybe it was a naughty little gnome who had decided to move on and torment some other guy. 3 days go by no problem, then today during sleep it powered off again. Then tonight, twice while working with powercord attached (one time losing about an hours worth of Excel work, which was a nice bonus).

Since everything checked out fine, I'm struggling with what to tell Apple if I take it back for repair. I need the laptop, but trying to work expecting impending doom when it randomly decides to shutdown sucks. I have apple care, but if they can't find any issues then it doesn't do me any good.
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OS X :: MacBook Shut Down Randomly

Aug 4, 2010

I am using my macbook it gets hot pretty fast and shuts down. Then when I start it up it shutsdown right away. If i leave it for a while it will work for 5-10 mins then shutdown. What to do?
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Mar 21, 2012

I just recently noticed that in the middle of doing normal things on my MacBook Pro, it goes to sleep randomly. I have the 2.4ghz 13" 2010  model. It happened twice so far within a 10 minute period. It has happened while charging through the AC adapter. It wakes up fine like usual, and when i close the lid and open it up, it actually wakes up faster than normal. I'm wondering if i should contact apple, or bestbuy (i have a 4 year warranty there)

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Apr 2, 2012

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MacBook Pro :: It Randomly Shuts Down

Apr 3, 2012

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May 23, 2012

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Jun 12, 2012

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MacBook Air :: 9 Key Keeps Randomly Pressing By Itself

Jun 5, 2014

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MacBook Pro :: Why Does It Randomly Keep Shutting Off

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