Apple has just released MacBook Pro Video Update 1.0 for Snow Leopard, which addresses issues with freezing and blank video on mid-2010 MacBook Pro models running OS X 10.6.
This update addresses an issue where MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010) computers may intermittently freeze or stop displaying video.
Apple released a similar fix for OS X Lion about three weeks ago. Apple’s description of the issue is as follows:
Apple has determined that a small number of MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010) computers may intermittently freeze or stop displaying video on the built-in display or on an external display connected to the MacBook Pro. In this situation, you may also see a restart warning message before the video is lost or the display turns black or gray. Affected computers were manufactured between April 2010 and February 2011.
You can find the update on Apple’s support site, and eligible computers can also check for the update using Software Update on OS X. The update weighs in at 51.45 MB and requires Mac OS X 10.6.8.