Gf's Macbook screen crash melt!!?? Whats happening?

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Hi there,

My gf has a mid 2009 Mac book which screen fades and melts and dies just after we start up. :eek:

She's running Snow Leopard.
Start up in fine.

Here is a video of the actual crash occurring:


Can you help me answer?
- Whats happening?
- How to fix it?
- Can i recover her data?

Any ideas, insights or knowledge?
Thank you so much,
~Z
 
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Hmm, first check that someone hasn't set a strange screensaver with a short time.

But it looks like a failed graphic chip, take it to an Apple Service Centre, hope you have Extended AppleCare.

This should not have effected the data. Just start it up in Target Disk mode ( hold down the T key while starting up) and plug it into another Mac with a FireWire Cable.
 
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Hey Kaveman,

heheh, not a screen saver:) Id think graphics card also.
Thanks for your input.

Any idea how macbook without firewire, errrrg, can do target disk mode?

Easiest bet, I guess pull out the drive and put it in a firewire enclosure?

Thanks again,
~Z
 
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I'd boot of the DVD that came with it first and check that it also does the meltdown with a different boot disc.
 
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Seems to be the projector / screen / graphics - video card issue. Took out hard drive and screen still fails. Sent in for repairs - fingers crossed

Thanks for your guys help.
~Z
 

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