MacBook Pro Dies

· by Steve · Read in about 2 min · (222 Words)

Yes, I fired up my MacBook Pro today with the intention of getting on with some more Dx10 work, but was greeted with a completely corrupted display. It appears that other things are still working, as I can still make some things out through the garbage - right from power on I get the top third of the screen as mostly greyish blank, and the bottom two-thirds as a ‘smeared’ version of what I should be seeing, although when I tried sleeping and waking it, I temporarily got a correct login screen view in the top third but it slowly faded into garbage, whilst the bottom section was still smeared. Grr.

So, it’s completely unusable. Only just over 3 months old too, and it worked fine on Monday with no ‘events’ in between that would suggest breakage, it just died on its own. Looks like I’ll have to take it down to our local Apple reseller - I only hope they can just replace the LCD or something, since I spent ages setting up both OS X and Vista the way I like, and I really don’t want to do that all over again. I also had some work in progress code on there I’d prefer not to lose, although it wouldn’t be a disaster if I had to.

In all, grr.