Brightness Increase/Decrease not smooth? Broken screen maybe?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mobius 1, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. Mobius 1 macrumors 6502

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    So my mac is running leopard at first (10.5.6 if i remember)

    Then i upgraded to snow.


    I saw my friend's newer (latest pre-thunderbolt) MBP backlight if increased/decreased there's a smooth feeling to it. running an older version of SL (10.6.6 mine is 10.6.7)

    Mine is not smooth at all, it's only smooth if the ambient light sensor detects a change. Is there a damage or defect?

    Anyway to fix?

    MB446ZP/A. 2.0GhZ, 2Gb 1067, 160Gb 5400. 10.6.7. Build version 5.1, MB.
     
  2. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    Mine does not do the gradual brightness increase/decrease either so I'm pretty sure that may have been introduced with later models and you have nothing to worry about.
     
  3. matwue macrumors member

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    Yep, it's only available on the newer models (2010 onwards, I think, but not sure).
     
  4. Mobius 1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    will a later firmware update fix this or i'm stuck?
     
  5. matwue macrumors member

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    While it might be possible from a technical point of view to enable the feature, Apple usually doesn't enable such features for the previous models. So, you're stuck with not having it. Then again, while it looks neat, you *really* don't lose much with not having the smooth brightness change, so I wouldn't worry much about it. :)
     
  6. Mobius 1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i think i can live with it but i'm forever jelly until i have that one lol
     
  7. matwue macrumors member

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    Now you know why Apple won't update the "old" machines. :D
     
  8. Mobius 1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ^ yeah dude. i know now that apple makes money that way
     
  9. NickZac macrumors 68000

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    Is your screen LED or fluorescent back-lit?
     

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