New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

Pink lines in LCD display after repair (MacBook Pro Late 2008 - refurbished)


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
jmoosec2

 
Member Since: May 25, 2010
Posts: 2
jmoosec2 is on a distinguished road

jmoosec2 is offline
It's has been a little over two weeks (although it is worth noting that I was out of the country for one of those weeks and never touched my computer) since I had my computer repaired under warranty at an Apple store. They replaced my logic board as well as my optical drive. It is also worth noting that early on had a roommate drop my MBP and dent the corner of the display. This has caused no ill effects other than the glass has come unglued at the top of the display. Obviously this was not covered by the warranty and was not repaired. After opening my MBP today, I found pink vertical lines showing up. I tapped the screen a little and they went away. Later, small blue and black horizontal lines began to pop and blink intermittently but this too would cease. Then again a little later the pink vertical lines came back and now will not go away. If I return to the store, I feel like it was be far too easy for the genius to assume the problem is a result of my dented display, but I find it (in my very limited knowledge on the subject) that it is a result of my repair of virtually a week ago. Any information regarding this issue would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
QUOTE Thanks
Chris H.

 
Chris H.'s Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 03, 2009
Location: Rio Rancho, NM
Posts: 2,603
Chris H. is a jewel in the roughChris H. is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: late 2009 MacBook - 10.9

Chris H. is offline
One, tell your roommate "hands off" LOL

Two, it sounds like the graphics card may have a loose connection now, or may be damaged as a result from the fall (more subtle damage anyways). If a Genius says the lines are from the fall, immediately try to discredit that- they should investigate all possible work arounds (let's call them suggestions).

 iPad mini 1st gen - iOS 8.0
 iPod touch 5th gen - iOS 8.0
 Mac mini Server M10 - OS X 10.9.4
 MacBook Uni L09 - OS X 10.10 PB3
QUOTE Thanks
jmoosec2

 
Member Since: May 25, 2010
Posts: 2
jmoosec2 is on a distinguished road

jmoosec2 is offline
Just thought I would find some sort of direction in explanation. Also, I forgot to attach the screencapture in my initial post. It's also worth noting that "the fall" happened about a month after I bought the computer, which was about 10 months ago, and until the repair I never had any display problems.
Attached Images
File Type: png Screen shot 2010-05-25 at 2.23.57 AM.png (247.9 KB, 12 views)
QUOTE Thanks
Chris H.

 
Chris H.'s Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 03, 2009
Location: Rio Rancho, NM
Posts: 2,603
Chris H. is a jewel in the roughChris H. is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: late 2009 MacBook - 10.9

Chris H. is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by jmoosec2 View Post
Just thought I would find some sort of direction in explanation. Also, I forgot to attach the screencapture in my initial post. It's also worth noting that "the fall" happened about a month after I bought the computer, which was about 10 months ago, and until the repair I never had any display problems.
I don't see any pink lines to speak of, so it's definitely a problem with the hardware as the screenshot does not show the problem you mentioned. LCD's are fragile, so it can be narrowed down to two things:

1) The graphics card is loosened, or the connection to it is loosened.

2) The LCD may have fine cracks in it, resulting in the lines.-

I would say #2 is probably it. LCD's work by way of crystals in some sort of liquid that applies charge when powered which causes the crystals to align. If the fall did anything to this, some of the crystals may not be aligning at the charge (they may be slightly damaged etc.). Tapping on the screen may cause them to align.

Really this is only a rough hunch, but in any case, you're better off taking the computer to an Apple Retail Store where they'll send it off to either replace the screen, or replace the graphics card/repair the connection to the screen.

 iPad mini 1st gen - iOS 8.0
 iPod touch 5th gen - iOS 8.0
 Mac mini Server M10 - OS X 10.9.4
 MacBook Uni L09 - OS X 10.10 PB3
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Battery Damage if MBP left on all the time? | Skype Crashes on Powebook G4 OSX 10.5 »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Late 2008 15inch macbook pro with subpar performance Forlornhope Apple Notebooks 5 04-10-2010 10:19 PM
MacBook Pro 15" Late 2008 - 6GB RAM? chrismac Apple Notebooks 18 08-20-2009 05:27 PM
what windows operating system to run on my macbook pro (late 2008 model) shevchenko Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 10 05-15-2009 05:13 PM
Late 2008 MacBook Pro, External Display Won't Come Back On After Screen Shuts Off RocketMan85 Apple Notebooks 3 11-23-2008 04:34 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:27 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?