MacBook display going dark...anyone else?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tsk, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. tsk macrumors 6502a

    tsk

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    In the past day, my MacBook has been behaving oddly. At random times, the screen will go totally dim instantly and without warning (it's as if I set the display to full dim). The display is still on sorta. I can barely make out all the windows I had open, just like if you dim it all the way, but it's unusable like that. I can then close the lid, wait a sec and open it back up.

    Anyone else seen this? I would note that I updated the firmware about 2 days back IIRC.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Does it ever happen as you're using the machine or do you think it's related to the automatically dimming settings in the Energy Saver pane of System Preferences? :)
     
  3. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    As Mad Jew has said it maybe the auto energy saver kicking in to dim the display to save power. Its a bit like a screensaver but for your battery :)

    Off topic i know but what does IIRC mean? :eek:
     
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    It's a known issue, and Apple are probably working on a better solution:

    [Link]
     
  5. Tinlad macrumors member

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    If I Remember/Recall Correctly, IIRC.;)
     
  6. tsk thread starter macrumors 6502a

    tsk

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    Yeah, it's not that. It goes off while I'm using it. Just did it 2 times in the last 5 minutes. I'm typing away, then bam... dim. It's very annoying.
     
  7. skunk macrumors G4

    skunk

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    It sounds like what happened to my iBook: that was caused by damage to the video cable where it passed through the hinge. As far as I'm aware, this is not a known issue with MacBooks. I'd take it in for repair immediately.
     
  8. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    sheesh

    so many issues with the rev A MB

    makes me wary to get one...
     

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