Scary pixelated laptop display..what should I do next?
November 21, 2010 10:02 AM Subscribe
I have a Mac Book Pro 17inch..I have had it for about 2.5 years. The logic board had to be replaced around 3 months ago. Fortunately, apple fixed it gratis, since this model had "known issues" and it was handled under warranty even though it was out of warranty.
It has worked fine since then, no problems whatsoever, until this morning when I tried to wake the computer --the screen was crazy looking and the cursor was frozen. Super horrifying since I haven't backed up in 3 weeks (I am a typical 60 year old user). I restarted and everything seemed ok except when I went to blogger (as a typical 60 year old, I maintain a blog)...there was an error message that cookies were disabled. HMMM. I got to the blog by googling myself and things seemed ok.
I see from googling "pixelated monitor" that I could run a hardware test...but I am reticent to do so..that looks scary too. I'm scared of everything!
Can you tell me what you think has happened? I will back up today and take the machine to the shop tomorrow. I just would love to know what you think happened...and if you have time maybe you can point me to an article (or describe) what I should be doing to properly maintain my computer. I generally leave the computer on all the time. Is that wrong? Think of me as your hopeless granny. I rely strongly on the computer, but I have a very nagging feeling that I don't do the right things for it.