Strange behavior from new MacBooks?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by panic!, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2008
    While checking out the new MacBooks at the local Apple store, I noticed some strange graphics behavior on the 2GHz versions. Navigating to a site with a very intensive Flash animation (e.g., caused large black blocks to intermittently flash on the screen. This happened on two of the three 2GHz MacBooks at the store, and none of the 2.4GHz MacBooks or MacBook Pros. Anecdotal, to be sure, but this, plus some posts here earlier on problems getting static on external monitors on the MacBooks makes me a little dubious on the quality control on these new MacBooks (particularly the graphics cards).

    Has anyone with the new MacBooks had any similar graphics-related experiences?
  2. macrumors 68000


    Nov 16, 2006
    Bay Area
    This happened on my old Penryn Macbook Pro (2.4ghz) but I just tried it on my new 2.0ghz Aluminum Macbook, and no black blocks here. Works just fine.

    Edit - using firefox. Maybe its a Safari thing? I wouldn't know, I delete it off my computers.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2008
    Columbus, WI
    I have the 2.0Ghz glassbook and have zero issues (even specifically went to the above-listed site).

    I upgraded to 4GB of ram and a 500GB hdd.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2008
    I have the 2.0ghz and haven't had any graphics issues and the website loads just fine for me. I don't see any black squares or anything. Maybe I'm just lucky though. :D
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2008
    Yeah, I should note, this was on Safari. I would have tried FF or Opera if they had it on their machines at the Apple store. Closing all the other apps open didn't change anything, either.
  6. macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    just tried that site on my old school MacBook Pro Core Duo using Safari 3.1.1 and no blockyness for me.
  7. macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Nope, none of that happened for me. I just got my new 2.0 Alu MB today, less than 12 hours ago, and I've made no changes to it. I'm using a stock level computer with safari and everything. Could it have been the internet connection at the Apple Store?

    Either way, I'm just glad I didn't get any glitches/bugs/flaws with my new MB. I was almost expecting something to go wrong after reading MacRumors for so long. :)
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2006
    I'm gettin white block flashing now and then especially when slowly scrolling through the icons in a finder window.

    Also when scrolling up and down a webpage causes weird... umm... tearing for a lack of a better word. Lines of text aren't "in sync" and especially PDFs will have the anomaly remain on screen until you "refresh" the screen or make another windows active. Hard to explain but something is definately fishy.

    This and a stuck pixel might be reason enough for me to exchange this... Or should I wait until there are new batches of Macbook with straight keys, better screens (yeah, right...wishful thinking) and flaws ironed out? Should I also get Applecare?


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