Users Report Additional Graphics Issues with 17″ Unibody MacBook Pro

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Date: Friday, March 6th, 2009, 09:53
Category: MacBook Pro

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As nifty as the new 17″ unibody MacBook Pro happens to be, a combined Apple/NVIDIA firmware update may be necessary. According to Engadget, a number of users on the Apple Discussions board have cited serious issues with the GeForce 9600M graphics card installed in the notebook. A GeForce 9400M card is also found in the notebook as well, but complaints cite that the random green lines and nasty artifacts appear only when the more potent card is kicked into action.
Most folks have stated that a reboot solves the problem momentarily, but eventually the issue returns to haunt them.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available and please let us know if you’ve seen this problem on your end in the comments or forums.


el17.jpg
As nifty as the new 17″ unibody MacBook Pro happens to be, a combined Apple/NVIDIA firmware update may be necessary. According to Engadget, a number of users on the Apple Discussions board have cited serious issues with the GeForce 9600M graphics card installed in the notebook. A GeForce 9400M card is also found in the notebook as well, but complaints cite that the random green lines and nasty artifacts appear only when the more potent card is kicked into action.
Most folks have stated that a reboot solves the problem momentarily, but eventually the issue returns to haunt them.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available and please let us know if you’ve seen this problem on your end in the comments or forums.

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2 Responses to “Users Report Additional Graphics Issues with 17″ Unibody MacBook Pro”

  1. Hi,

    Apple had a similar issue with the first line of Macbook Pro laptops with the ATI GPU, they didn't learn anything from that apparently!

    For anyone with an early generation Macbook Pro that has the ATI X1600 graphics chip on board, and is having display issues, do read through the display anomalies thread:

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messag

    Installing “Fan Control” will help ease the issue and lessen the appearance of anomalies, but it's NOT a fix. There is all likelihood that the GPU will fail completely in time. I suggest talking to these guys: http://http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa… Might be able to help…

    Cheers, John0

  2. Hi,

    Apple had a similar issue with the first line of Macbook Pro laptops with the ATI GPU, they didn't learn anything from that apparently!

    For anyone with an early generation Macbook Pro that has the ATI X1600 graphics chip on board, and is having display issues, do read through the display anomalies thread:

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messag

    Installing “Fan Control” will help ease the issue and lessen the appearance of anomalies, but it's NOT a fix. There is all likelihood that the GPU will fail completely in time. I suggest talking to these guys: http://http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa… Might be able to help…

    Cheers, John0