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    Feb 04, 2012
    Question MacBook Pro 15 screen issue
    Hi everyone,

    So, my issue is that, after having my 2011 MacBook pro 15 closed/asleep for a long period of time (eg. overnight) when I wake it up I occasionally get a weird image where everything works normally and most (if not all) of the colours show up normally, except all the black parts on the screen are displayed as fine, bright green, vertical lines... it has occurred 3 or 4 times so far, and every time it happens I wait a minute to see if anything changes and then if I close the display and open it back up, everything goes back to normal.

    I have had the computer since August 2011 and have only started having this problem recently, and it only happens from a cold start.

    originally I thought it was possibly an issue caused by the cold temperature of the computer when I awaken it from sleep, but I don't know if that theory has any merit.

    It does not occur when the computer is already running normally, but only when it is just woken up from a sleeping state

    Is anyone else experiencing this problem? And is this s sign of hardware failure soon to come or is it just an annoying glitch that is harmless?

    My computer specs are:
    Early 2011 Macbook pro 15"
    Hi-Res, Anti-Glare display
    2.2ghz quad core i7
    AMD Radeon 6750M 1GB
    8GB RAM
    500GB HDD @7200rpm

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    It should not be occurring, regardless. If it's something that seems to happen more often, I would make an appointment with your local Apple store genius and take it on for them to look over. The machine is still under warranty and if there is something to be corrected, Apple will do it without cost to you.

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    Member Since
    Feb 04, 2012
    thanks for your response. I know that i should probably take it in, but I am a student, and this is the only computer I own, and I need it for class work etc. at least a few hours each day, so going without it for a week or more is unfortunately not really an option if it is still in working condition.

    I was hoping that someone may have already dealt with this issue and knows what is causing it, and if I need to be concerned about hardware failure in the future.

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