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    Jul 25, 2013
    Macbook Pro 17" 2.4 Core 2 Duo Intermittent screen fault
    Have an issue with my old core 2 duo laptop

    Sometimes the screen goes psychadelic..... its not the usual failed GFX type of issue as its more like the colours are confused.
    When it happens it can be cured by moving the laptop screen slightly or squeezing the lower case in just the right place. The issue never appears when its connected to an external screen.

    I'm thinking its the display cable from the mainboard to the LCD that's the problem.
    Before I spend any cash, does anyone have any other thoughts as to what it could be?

    I know the laptop is quite old but It's been good to me and it still does everything I want it to without a fuss

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    You're probably correct in that it's either a loose video cable connection or perhaps a brittle cable that's intermittent. Go to iFixit: The free repair manual and look up the take apart instructions for your MBP. If you feel up to it, take it apart and check the cables.

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    Member Since
    Jul 25, 2013
    Thanks, can pick up a cable for 25€ delivered so I'll give it a bash

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