Question about Apple Computers & Internet
This sounds like the video card is overheating or is already been damaged by overheating. Lines and such appear if the card gets too hot or the ram memory the card uses is faulty.
Both of those are not replaceable as they are both build into the same main board, in most laptops, which means that the whole mainboard of the computer would need to be replaced, basically that is like buying a new machine and it costs around the same.
If you are on warranty, your lucky, use your warranty. If your outside of warranty, the repair will not be cheap.
If it only happens when the machine has been used for a while and gets hot, changing the thermal grease on the cpu and video heat sinks might help a little(best left to experienced people) OR try one of those laptop cooling pads.
something like this one maybe: http://www.eforcity.com/pothxxnbfan3.html?efaffdnewtxt090720=dealnews+pothxxnbfan3
this is definitely a hardware problem or overheating.
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