display neon flickering

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ifjake, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. ifjake macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2004
    this keeps going away then coming back. certain colors on my mac cause the screen to display neon green or hot pink colors that kinda flash or flicker. right now some of the text on the tabs of this website (Mac Rumors, Page 2, etc.) are speckled with green. it's very faint but it's there. there is also a section of my background that flashes green tiny pixels. i took a screen grab of that section to see what would happen, and no matter where i move the little window of what i grabbed around on the screen it still flickers. but it comes and goes. earlier there was a ton of pink everywhere, but that has seemed to have subsided. at one point on the start up screen the grey apple was in the middle of a pink screen. does anyone here have any experience with this? i always like to know what could be the problem before i call applecare. i thank people on these forums that are willing to share.
  2. untamedhysteria macrumors regular


    Jul 31, 2005
    sounds like the screen is going out...of course, i'm not really sure either. I'm just basing this conclusion from seeing tv's having green or other colors on the screen before they eventually went out.

  3. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816


    Oct 7, 2004
    Raleigh, NC
    This was the starting symptoms I had with my G3 iBook before the logic board went kaput.
    I would call Apple asap.
  4. ifjake thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2004
    i was afraid that might be the case. i haven't had much luck with logicboards. thanks, duke.
  5. ifjake thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2004
    it's a powerbook. i called applecare and it will be resolved shortly. thanks.

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