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Screen occasionally flickering

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by mrkramer, Dec 8, 2010.

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    mrkramer

    #1
    I have a Macbook Air that is about 2 years old. Recently, the backlight started to go off randomly, it always lasts for less than a second and then is back to normal. Is this a sign that there is some sort of problem, or should I not be worried?
     
  2. macrumors 65816

    #2
    My old MBP does that too. I've always assumed it's a software issue, like its starting to dim the display then changes it's mind. But I've wondered if it's a potential hardware problem. I haven't noticed my MBA doing that.
     
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    mrkramer

    #3
    It does seem to do it more often when it is close to going to sleep, but it does it at other times as well. I'm assuming it didn't turn into a bigger problem on your MBP?
     
  4. macrumors 65816

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    Hasn't so far. Happened only rarely. I'm selling the MBP now that I bought a new MBA.
     

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