Flickering LCD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Cardene, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. Cardene macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2006
    I recently got my MBP repaired, and now I notice the LCD screen will suddenly flicker for a bit (very slightly).

    Is something wrong?
  2. risc macrumors 68030


    Jul 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Australia
    If the LCD brightness flickers of course something is wrong. Take it back and get it fixed.
  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    The same thing has happened to my MacBook recently, and it's actually getting worse.

    ...and I'll be taking it to the Genius Bar as soon as I get a chance.
  4. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

    May 14, 2006
    Roskilde, DK
    My macbook had the flicker problem and it was fixed with new screen inverter no problems in 3 days. Yipeee.
  5. geobigonzo macrumors newbie

    May 7, 2007

    hy, my macbook late 2006 is at the Rome aple store for flicker problem too. They will replace my inverter. My problem is wave similar ripple going on the screen!

    Is my third control of macbook

  6. jet lagged macrumors newbie

    May 19, 2007
    Wow. I have a flickering LCD on my MacBook too... it happens most often when the display dims, but also happens at other times. I've had the laptop since October, and the flickering just started in April... less than six months and not used that much either... and this isn't the first problem I've had with it either. Anyway, I took it to the Apple store and repairs are still in progress. They've already had it for 14 days
  7. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    I've had the same problem. They replaced the logic board, and it didn't fix the problem. Now they have given me a new LCD panel. It's so much brighter than before, just like when I first bought this thing. :)
  8. macgeek0 macrumors newbie

    Jun 4, 2007
    flickering macbook

    I recently purchased a macbook off ebay with the common flickering problem.
    I don't claim to have the answer to all other owners with this problem but what i did was to go to the system preferences in the energy saver icon and unticked the put hard disk to sleep whenever possible and i havent seen it flicker since.Hope this helps.
  9. Mord macrumors G4


    Aug 24, 2003
    mine does that and it's effected by the angle which the screen is at, I need to get it fixed some time.
  10. KeithPratt macrumors 6502a

    Mar 6, 2007
    Mine does it too. It seems quite random. It will flicker for about 5-15 seconds (occasionally a bit more) and then, seemingly, be fine again. I think it's only happened when I've woken it from sleep or taken the power chord out or put it in...

    It's not ideal, but what it does doesn't bother me in it's occasional occurrence — what bothers me is that I get the feeling one day it's just going to completely conk out. Which does bother me.
  11. SuperSnake2012 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 11, 2005
    I had a similar problem with my Macbook... it went away when I lowered the brightness. I had to bring it to Applecare (for an unrelated issue) and they replaced an inverter board and now it's fine :D

    They did three different repairs on my Macbook in one day :cool: :cool:

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