Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Again thanks for taking the time to read and reply. While using Safari, it started displaying diagonal lines of small squares or rectangles and had a kernel panic. The video scrubbed fine in the source window, but I did not edit any sequences to test. In one of the comments, an user said he removed all bundle named with “radeon” and then he had no more problems under Leopard, and seems ot work fine well too on Snow Leopard. I searched quickly around to see that a lot of other users on Mac iMac or Macbook Pro also have the same problem due to a problem for the X video card. After delteing the list of ATI files above, macbook has worked like a champ.

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This MacBook functioned enough to test every part.

That being said, Apple still needs to fix this, because anyone who bought one of these would have had no expectation of this kind of failure and many would have bought something else if they knew this was a possibility. Thanks to all the ideas I got on this and other forums, here are all the things I tried before throwing in the towel and replacing the logic board as Apple recommended. Brett Ellis Brett Ellis. I’d like Apple to acknowledge this issue and offer customers with the faulty hardware replacement logic boards, I’d expect Apple to recover this cost from ATI who manufactured the faulty hardware.


September 26, at 3: Well, I was about to trash the thing and it came back to life for awhile— enough to update my iOS and get iPad 2 apps from iTunes. It’s the same exact chip and the same exact drivers.

I was at the genius bar yesterday they only suggest new GPU and board, come on it’s easy to repar, just don’t update to March 28, at Do you know anything about this apple repair service?

What I meant to say was that if you updgraded your dongle from a previous version of your AXP software, that the dongle would be tied to the OS for the upgraded version. It appears that I am not the only one that has found this issue, long after the warranty on the system had expired. There are no scratches or dings. I prefer living without ATI drivers to doing prolonged system maintenance every few days.

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As Mulot said, it is a really extreme solution Ten 10 of the Macbooks fail to boot upon startup one has missing keys, one has a flickering backlight, and one has a known bad disc driveand one 1 has a bad backlight.

It’s sad that Apple doesn’t and likely won’t acknowledge this problem as a hardware defect. It used to peak and often lockup at 75c, now I am hard pressed to get it above 60c.

Jan 15, Please provide a valid price range. So we need to get rid of those. Apple MacBook Pro Do you or does anybody know the solution to this one?


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So repair first then reinstall clean if you wish. Applying the lasted MacOS combo updater reinstalled all those drivers, but now all my glitches seem gone for a few days.

I encountered the following behavior: After discussing the matter’s background briefly with a Genius, he attempted a regular boot and witnessed the gray screen freeze just after the kexts load before login. Your GPU can’t screw any textures up because it’s just not being used to store the textures.

Jan 17, 2: Before going to the last-resort option of entirely disabling the Graphics card, I instead tried to lower the temps that the GPU get to – this has appeared to work very well!

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Avid Media Composer 3. Mac OS X Speciality level out of ten: Sat, Oct 28 9: Of course Mac won’t take the computer back so all my hopes are riding on Digi coming thru.