Go Back   Tech Support Forum > Alternative Computing > Mac Support

User Tag List

Mac freezes, screen goes crazy

This is a discussion on Mac freezes, screen goes crazy within the Mac Support forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. This seems to be happening when I've been using it for awhile. my mac is 6 years old. does it

Closed Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-23-2016, 09:36 PM   #1
Registered Member
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 1
OS: el capitan

This seems to be happening when I've been using it for awhile. my mac is 6 years old. does it need to be retired? i just put a new hard drive in it. what's happening to it?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0279.jpg
Views:	62
Size:	322.1 KB
ID:	290529  
tamillac27 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Old 08-24-2016, 02:26 AM   #2
TSF Team, Emeritus
spunk.funk's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 40,527
OS: Windows 10 64 bit

My System

Your video chip which is soldered onto the motherboard is overheating and causing this problem.
There is a seam where the screen and the base of the laptop meet, blow compressed air into this to blow out any dust. Use a Laptop Cooling pad. If it continues to happen, you may need to have your Video chip Reflowed by a technician.
Please press the Like link to right of any post you found helpful.
spunk.funk is online now  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Screen flickering, freezes during games
Hi, so I have had this issue for a while. It makes it intolerable to play most games and none of the things I tried until now have worked. So the issue is that on almost every game there are graphics-related issues, they vary depending on the game but it's 100% GPU or GPU-driver related since it...
Nerokas Video Card Support 1 06-15-2016 01:47 AM
[SOLVED] Screen freezes, but not BSOD, on new build
I just recently completed a new gaming computer build and I am having these odd screen freezes at random. It can go a whole day just fine without crashing, it's just usually once or twice within a day. When the screen freezes, it's vertical lines across the screen with about a cm length between, in...
Stormed360 BSOD, App Crashes And Hangs 14 02-06-2013 05:52 AM
Suddenly ethernet-connected Mac freezes Belkin router
I've been using a Belkin F5D7234 v 4 router for the past two years but suddenly this past week it's been giving me trouble. For whatever reason, even though none of the network settings have changed on either my Mac running 10.5.8 nor the router, when the Mac is connected through the ethernet...
briands Modems/Cable/DSL/Satellite 3 01-07-2011 01:44 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is on
Smilies are on
[IMG] code is on
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Post a Question

» Site Navigation
 > FAQ
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:31 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2001 - 2018, Tech Support Forum

Windows 10 - Windows 7 - Windows XP - Windows Vista - Trojan Removal - Spyware Removal - Virus Removal - Networking - Security - Top Web Hosts