2011 MacBook Pro screen shows pink static after drop
So I have a late 2011 Macbook Pro, with the 2.4GHz i7 processor and the Radeon GPU. The story is that the laptop was dropped and shortly after it crashed and when attempting to boot the device it showed a pink static screen and would not fully boot into the OS. An external monitor showed nothing.
I’ve tried all of the fun little hotkeys to reset the various components to no avail.
Eventually I decided that somewhere on the motherboard there are probably some bad solder points. I’m guessing it’s probably on the GPU. I baked the board once before and that seemed to fix the issue, but only for a week or so. I have since recently rebaked the board and it seems to be happy again. I’m running it through various synthetic loads to see if the failure will occur again.
Does anyone else have much experience with this issue? I’ve not seen much about it online. I’ll report back if the issue occurs again after this second bake.
Thanks in advance!