2016 MacBook Pro flashing square on touchbar

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bjdraw, Dec 16, 2017.

  1. bjdraw macrumors 6502a

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    This problem started a few months ago and is really annoying me. Nothing showed up on Google so hopefully someone here has a fix.

    Basically, when my Touchbar on my 2016 MacBook Pro goes blank (typically from leaving it idle), there is a flashing square right next to the Touch ID sensor. As seen in the video.

     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    Still under warranty?
    Applecare?

    If so, take it to a brick-n-mortar Apple Store, show them this video...
     
  3. bjdraw thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No, the warranty has expired.

    Probably worth taking it in anyways, worst case I get a quote to fix it, best case it is a known issue they'll fix outside of warranty.

    Thanks
     
  4. hamiltonDSi macrumors 68000

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    It will cost you a lot b/c the Touchbar is included in the bottom case assembly so Apple will quote a price for the case, trackpad, battery, keyboard and Touchbar all together.
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    Per hamilton's post 4 above -- that will run $700+ (sigh)

    My opinion only, but if the issue is "the touchbar only"... the cost of the repair may not be worth it...
     
  6. drgdickey macrumors newbie

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    --- Post Merged, Apr 28, 2018 ---
    I have the same exact problem. Unfortunately my 2016 MacBook is out of warranty and no Apple Care. I was hoping it was a software issue. Once I use the trackpad or hit any key, it goes away. It only occurs when I have left the computer idle for a few minutes. It is only annoying and maybe not worth a $700 repair. I will probably wait for new MacBooks to come out. My son bought the same computer and so far he doesn't have this problem. Thanks for the post!
     
  7. husbrain macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    i have the same problem. does someone found a solution?
     
  8. danb1979 macrumors member

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