black out.....

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by XxpikachuxX, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. XxpikachuxX macrumors 6502

    Jan 24, 2009
    so it was late night i had the brightness to level 1 and i was on myspace and of the sudden the screen blackout but it was fast and like half a second later the light came back i was running on the battery and had 57 % so it shouldent be a battery problem.... if this nevers happens again i will ignore but if it happens againg can i return it for a new/apple to repair it and is this gonna be free i bought like 2 months ago and have the new screens
  2. designgeek macrumors 65816


    Jan 30, 2009
    When your screen is that low it will not dim automatically with no activity and thus will go straight black. If you move the mouse at just the right time the darkness will only last a second. It doesn't sound like a video card issue and in my opinion the worst case scenario is a backlight issue but I'd wait for another instance under different conditions.
  3. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    Check your display settings. If the "dim" setting is checked, then what designgeek stated is most likely true and isn't a hardware related issue.
  4. XxpikachuxX thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 24, 2009
    is not on dim also i was using it at the time when that happen i know that when its goign to sleep or screensaver it does something like that but this is no the case

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