MacBook 13" Display Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by silencer51, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. silencer51 macrumors newbie

    silencer51

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    Just something I noticed with my less than 2 months old MacBook.

    When the computer wakes from sleep, the screen takes a few seconds to reach full brightness, like its warming up.

    Now this is not noticeable by other 'non-geek' people (I'm a nitpicker I know) but I find it strange that it happens now at only 2 months (both my two TFT screens exhibit this, but it manifested after over 1 year of continuous use).

    I guess the screen needs a little (10-15 sec) warmup to reach full brightness...

    Have you noticed this with yout MB/MBP?
     
  2. BlackMax macrumors 6502a

    BlackMax

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    I've noticed it some on my MacBook and I've noticed it more dramitically on my 19" LCD and my 23" LCD. I think this is pretty common.
     
  3. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    it sometimes happens on my 12" pb too..but my external lcd monitor (19") doesn't..and its probably 5+ years old...so idk.
     
  4. holamiamigos macrumors 6502a

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    i just noticed that happens with mine as well
     
  5. mick4394 macrumors 6502a

    mick4394

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    This has happened with all Apple laptops I've owned, 3 iBooks and 1 Macbook.

    It seems to be a characteristic of Apple displays. It's never happened with notebooks I've owned from other manufacturers.
     
  6. toddster63 macrumors newbie

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    Always happens on my 3 month old MacBook too...
     
  7. iW00t macrumors 68040

    iW00t

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    Perfectly normal.

    It is the same thing as the energy saving bulbs you use around, you flick the switch on and it takes a second or two to light up and a while before it warms up and reaches full brightness.
     
  8. Grakkle macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I have it too and it is normal. After all, the backlight is essentially a thin fluorescent bulb, so it has the same delay you get with any fluorescent.
     
  9. Stadsport macrumors regular

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    Every laptop does this, as they use fluorescent bulbs for backlighting. Aside from newer ones with LED backlights, I suppose.
     

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