Archived - MacBook: Vertical lines or solid gray, white, or black screen after updating to Mac OS X 10.4.7

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After updating to Mac OS X 10.4.7, the MacBook may show a solid grey, white, or black screen or a screen with vertical multi-colored lines.


To resolve the issue temporarily, you may need to reset NVRAM. Once you can use the display again, download and install Mac OS X 10.4.8. You can use the Software Update feature of System Preferences, or download the Update from Apple Software Downloads.

If you have updated to Mac OS X 10.4.8 and the issue still seems to occur, you may need to reset NVRAM on your MacBook again.

Last Modified: May 18, 2010
  • Last Modified: May 18, 2010
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