flashing sleep screen

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by sk3pt1c, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. sk3pt1c macrumors 6502a

    sk3pt1c

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    #1
    ok,i have the 17 powerbook as you can see on my signature
    when i put it to sleep the screen of course turns off but it starts
    flashing slighty on the right side.
    is that supposed to happen?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    Not supposed to happen.

    Is it flashing grey, white, black or some other wonderful hue from our extensive visible spectrum? Does this happen if the machine goes to sleep in other ways (keyboard shortcut, Apple menu, Energy Saver timing settings)?
     
  3. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    #3
    i agree with mad jew above, but i also think that you should repair permissions. how old is the powerbook? brand new? a couple weeks old? Has it done this forever?
     
  4. sk3pt1c thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    #4
    it's not flashing a particular colour, it's more like a flicker
    the screen goes black and it flashes/flickers white faintly on the right side
    when it goes to sleep
    it's roughly a month old
    i just noticed it as i used to close the lid when i put it to sleep and didn't see it
    why would i need to repair permissions?
    help out guys cause i've got all my university work on it and i can't really send it out to be serviced,plus the nearest service point is like 3 hours away
     
  5. sk3pt1c thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    #5
    it does it on the energy saver as well
    i thought it might be trying to adjust the light on the screen but i turned it off
    and it's still doing it
    ****
    help!!!
     
  6. sk3pt1c thread starter macrumors 6502a

    sk3pt1c

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    #6
    ok, sorted

    i unticked the "allow bluetooth devices to wake the computer" and it's ok

    maybe this should be a sticky or something so anyone with the same problem can see the solution
     

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