Just a few days ago ( I have actually been using another computer for a while ) I started up my 2006 macbook 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 black lines and just now I fired it up again and I got the black lines and then right to the grey 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?
Any thoughts? O and previous to this the start up sound was like a car battery that was almost dead when you start it up. really slow.