Screen flickers...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by knowledg333, Nov 23, 2006.

  1. knowledg333 macrumors member

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    Hey,

    I was wondering if the MBP screen should flicker slightly under normal operation. Has anyone else experienced this?
     
  2. wildmac macrumors 65816

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    Are you seeing it under different lighting conditions?... make sure it's not visual-interference with flourescent lights around you....
     
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  4. knowledg333 thread starter macrumors member

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    I am in my office downstairs, and the only lighting is flourescent. the lights are not flickering. I'm assuming visual-interference would be if the flourescents were flickering...is that correct?

    Matte.
     
  5. wildmac macrumors 65816

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    ALL flourescents do flicker. You just don't see it with your eyes. But they do flicker at different rates. Also if you have a bad ballast it will show up more.

    Check it under incadescent and see if it goes away.

    Or, check to see if the MB can be set to a different frequency in the display settings.

    Your flicker problem may just be the MB in-sync or out-of-sync with the flourescent lighting....
     
  6. knowledg333 thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm a new user, and I could not find a setting of the sync of the monitor. I wouldn't know where to look, but I did check in the system preferences in Displays.
     
  7. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    I've noticed that windows of a couple Rosetta applications (Dreamweaver, most notably) can display flickering behavior under certain conditions. But this is a Rosetta issue, and has nothing to do with the Macbook Pro display.

    Note: I'd posted this same response in another thread that asked this same question a week or two ago...
     
  8. wildmac macrumors 65816

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    I'll have to check my MB tonight and see what the options are... time to go get annoyed with relatives and eat some turkey now... ;)
     
  9. e12a macrumors 68000

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    oh please dont bring the screen finish battle here. pretty please. :) Flickering is not caused by a fixed finish on a screen..gloss or matte. And it is already known that both glossy and matte screens use the same LCD. Thank you.
     
  10. rockandroll556 macrumors member

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    i have this issue too... and Im sure its not the lighting (for me at least). Ive seen it happening outdoors, indoors, etc. It almost always occurs after the screen goes a couple shades darker (for the power saver)... the screen flickers between going darker than this, and back to it multiple times before settling in. Its a really annoying issue (it happens during normal usage too)--luckily, my MBP was declared DOA and Im sending it in after this weekend (couldnt go without a laptop this weekend). Between this, the "graininess", and uneven brightness, this screen is an absolute peice of crap. I have the glossy screen by the way.

    EDIT: BTW, Im sure this isnt a Rosetta issue... it just happened to me, and i only have safari open. Plus, the entire screen flickers--not just the program
     
  11. sycho macrumors 6502a

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    I have noticed that on the very lowest brightness setting that the back-light is still on, that it will flicker, but only on that, no other settings.
     

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