how would you troubleshoot the MBP's video card?

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by gui3, May 29, 2009.

  1. gui3

    gui3 all the dude ever wanted was his rug back

    May 6, 2000
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    i have an 09 unibody MBP; only change is 4GB of crucial RAM, which hasn't given me any problems on any of my other macs, etc.

    i haven't had a single problem with the machine until two days ago, when it freaked-the-fuck-out...the video went nuts, there was a loud repeating beep coming out of the speakers, and the computer went unresponsive. i had to pull the battery.

    i restarted, and it was back to normal. reset the PRAM, did a real problems.

    then i noticed that some video effects seem to go a little wonky. scrolling a file list (smooth scrolling) gets a little weird, and switching into spaces view shows just a bit of screwed up video. it's hard to describe.

    i'm thinking that the video card might be screwed up. how would you trouble shoot just the video card?
  2. tenplanescrashing

    tenplanescrashing Active Member

    Jan 9, 2005
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    i'd troubleshoot it by taking it into Apple and having someone with knowledge look at it.
  3. TheWeasel

    TheWeasel Guest

    Take it to Apple. My boss' video card just took a shit on his 17" MBP. Known issue.

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