15" Late 2011 screen turns on then off after opening

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Zakoth, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Zakoth macrumors member

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    When I open the lid on my laptop the screen turns on for about 2 seconds then goes black.

    Can I fix this?
     
  2. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

    Interstella5555

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    Sorry. Does it completely shut down or is the display turning off?
     
  3. Zakoth thread starter macrumors member

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    I have tried that and it's just the display. The keyboard backlight is still on.
     
  4. user418 macrumors 6502a

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  5. Zakoth thread starter macrumors member

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    The problem seems to have fixed itself overnight!

    If it comes back I'll use your advice user418.
     
  6. macbook pro i5 macrumors 65816

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    May be if you back up with time machine and reinstall lion it might fix the issue?
     
  7. Zakoth thread starter macrumors member

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    It came back and reseting the SMC didn't work.

    @macbook pro i5, I don't have a external drive.

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    When It's sleeping the status light is always on, not flashing.
     

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