08-11-2011, 12:03 AM
I've had my Macbook Pro for around 4 years and not encountered any problems till last night. It all appeared to be triggered when I was watching a Youtube video. The video froze whilst I could still hear the sound of the video in the background. I restarted my web browser.
Everything seemed to crash all at once. I took some pictures of what happened to the screen below. My MacbookPro will now no longer start. It starts but the poor thing doesn't make it to my desktop. A friend told me it may be a problem alluding to my Graphic Card. I have a feeling it may have some kind of pesky 'bug' which has disturbed it greatly. I would welcome your advice.
As you can see upon start up there are these very strange 'scribbly' lines that appear above the apple sign which I've never encountered before.
I've never seen this happen before ever... quite scary. No idea what was happening. Whilst my desktop was crashing similar squares began to appear all over my screen...
I've tried a number of things. Including restarting but as I mentioned earlier I'm unable to make it to my desktop, it just appears to continuously crash upon start up.
Also i tried the PRAM reset but it just beeps, starts, shuts down and then repeats itself. I also tried holding down Shift (Safe boot) when starting but nothing happens. My install disks are in the UK, I return on 24th Aug 2011.
I'm at a loss as to what to do. Only thing is to visit the Apple store. However currently I'm in Singapore and they don't have one here, they have some third party stores which fix mac problems which I'll head down to this weekend but was hoping someone may have some idea as to what happened here...
Thank you immensely, eternally grateful for your wise words.