Ok - I posted about the slow start up in an earlier thread. Sounds like a car battery that is almost dead when you try and start it up - and still does.
Since this is another issue or perhaps a continuation of that or a new issue I was not sure where to post - continue that thread or start
a new topic.
Here is the link to the other thread - http://www.geekstogo...ng-power-button
Just a few days ago ( I have actually been using another computer for a while ) I started up the mb pro and and after a few minutes I got the white diagonal lines, although I could still see the desktop pic with the top menu and dock but hitting keys did nothing.
Well after a few more startups in the last few days, that desktop disappeared with just the white lines across a grey screen, then the next start up the apple logo had diagonal lines and then just now I fired it up again and I got the white screen.
I've seen this issue posted about before and I cannot remember what it means and I hope it is fixable.
It's a 2006 15" MacBook Pro. I had the video chip replaced a few years back.
So, cuz it's 9 years old and otherwise works perfectly - except that I am maxed out at OSX 10.6.8 - I wonder if it is worth fixing - depending on what needs to be done.
If it's the hard drive, I am wondering if it is worth removing it and replacing with a solid state?
PS I started it up while holding down the ALT key and it seemed fine and I put it on sleep. About a 1/2 hour later I lifted the hood and it looked fine and then back to the white lines, then black lines.
Edited by itsmesunny, 15 July 2015 - 12:43 PM.