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Old Feb 2, 2011, 11:03 PM   #1
amnost
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Unhappy 11.6 inch MacBook Air display does not turn on when I open it

Just bought an 11.6 inch MacBook Air. Today I started having an issue with the display.

On the first day, when I lift the screen of the computer it comes on like it's supposed to (instant-on). But, as of today, when I lift the display the screen does not come on. Sometimes I have to restart using the power button to get the display back on. Other times I have to push a button on the keyboard, which makes a slight buzzing noise somewhere, and then it comes on after a couple seconds. Sometimes pushing a keyboard button doesn't work at all. Maybe this is related to the screen problems they've been having, because the display did flicker one time when I opened the computer, and then went back off. But, I thought that was already fixed in the most recent software update.

Any help?
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Old Feb 2, 2011, 11:49 PM   #2
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It's been a hit or miss for me too, even after the Software Update. Luckily, it hasn't happened all that often (come to think of it, I haven't experienced it at all in the last couple weeks).

For me, it appears that the backlight does not come on. I simply close the Air, wait a few seconds, then reopen and it usually does the trick.
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Old Feb 3, 2011, 02:13 PM   #3
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Had this happen the first time today. It was the backlight that didn't turn on. I could still barely see the screen. Closed and reopened and it was fine. Sounds like a software and not a hardware issue.

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It's been a hit or miss for me too, even after the Software Update. Luckily, it hasn't happened all that often (come to think of it, I haven't experienced it at all in the last couple weeks).

For me, it appears that the backlight does not come on. I simply close the Air, wait a few seconds, then reopen and it usually does the trick.
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Old Feb 3, 2011, 02:42 PM   #4
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If I understood you correctly you have http://discussions.info.apple.com/th...30327&tstart=0 this issue.
People have had success by not using Safari, some also put the blame on Flash.
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