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Macbook Pro crashed and showed coloured horizontal lines, what does it mean?

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Found 24th Nov 2013
My Macbook decided to crash and display coloured horizontal lines. Click the link below to see what I mean.

Does anyone know what it is? I restarted and it's fine now but worried it will happen again.

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Poltergeist

it means take it to an apple store but I think it's been photoshopped as everyone knows Apple products never go wrong.... :-P

Graphics card most probably, my PC grey screens because of driver software so I'm assuming its related to that

looks like you were loading a zx spectrum game from tape.

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Rich44

it means take it to an apple store but I think it's been photoshopped as … it means take it to an apple store but I think it's been photoshopped as everyone knows Apple products never go wrong.... :-P



Funnily enough, my 3 year apple care expired a month ago

That is what is technically known as "knackered"

I would say ram or video chip. Best pop it into your local apple store.

First of all, is the laptop under warranty?

Anyway after a quick google, there are a few things it could be, some are even pointing to a kernel panic error, which is software based. If it were me I would look at running time machine to produce a backup, and then restoring the mac by formatting and re-installing OSX, then using time machine to replace the backup, run with it and see if it still does it, if it does, then you could try a clean re-install without using your backup, if it still does it then you are looking at a visit to the Apple store, if it is out of warranty, expect to pay moneys!

Rich44

it means take it to an apple store but I think it's been photoshopped as … it means take it to an apple store but I think it's been photoshopped as everyone knows Apple products never go wrong.... :-P


donmiguelito

Poltergeist


craigstephens

looks like you were loading a zx spectrum game from tape.


LOLZ

Banned

could have been graphics driver malfuction, or the gpu itself
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