MB Screen Flicker/Flutter

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iEric, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. iEric macrumors 6502a

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    Hey,

    my sister just (like 5 hours ago) bought a MB today and the screen is flickering and/or fluttering. I haven't seen it yet but i was just wondering if this is a common case among the MBs and i was wondering if they'll fix the screen or replace it.

    thanks

    eric
     
  2. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Seems like you bought it at an Apple Store, I'd recommend taking it back and have the Genius Bar take a look at it. Mine kind of does that but only when my printer is ...well...printing.
     
  3. iEric thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    well i bought it at my campus book store -- can i just bring it in to any apple service place?
     
  4. psychofreak Retired

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    My brother's does, I will take it to the store as soon as possible. However much I tell him, he takes really bad care of his machine, but I have a feeling that this is not his fault...his screen is always really dirty...
     
  5. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    Since it is bought 5 hours ago it is best to bring it back to the original shop to get a free new Macbook.
     
  6. farenhyt macrumors newbie

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    The same thing happened to mine.

    Recieved my Macbook, and noticed the screen flicker/flutter, i called apple care and we went throught the typical troubleshoot.

    They said it's a DOA and that i could arrange a replacement.

    However i continued to use it over the week end and the flutter only occurs when it initially starts up - when it's cold and when i'm burning CD/DVD in toast and the RAM goes below 20mb (i have 1.5gb atm)

    I am hesitant to get a replacement atm coz ive been hearing that most new MBs are shipping with worse problems like constant flickering etc. So i'm gonna wait for my 2 week break and send it in for repair and make sure that it gets fixed rather than risk getting something worse.
     

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