Brightness of My MacBook Screen is Flickering

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Mikey B, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. Mikey B macrumors 65816

    Mikey B

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    For a little while now, I've noticed that my screen has been flickering as if I'm changing the brightness brighter or dimmer. It'll get dim for a second and kind of flicker and then go back to the brightness level I set. It's not a constant issue, but happens fairly frequently.

    Unfortunately, I don't have AppleCare so bringing it in is somewhat out of the question. It's a first gen MacBook and I don't think the cost of screen repair is justified, unless its a lot cheaper than I imagine.

    Is there anyone out there who has experienced this that has found a fix?
     
  2. *Sandy* macrumors 6502

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    I have read about this being common not sure of a fix.
     
  3. kusanagi macrumors regular

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    That's the backlight inverter. You can get a genius to replace it for you. IIRC it's about $50 usd plus labor.
     
  4. Mikey B thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mikey B

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    only $50? not too bad...
     
  5. xJulianx macrumors 6502a

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    This happens to my Oct '06 first gen MacBook as well, although only when I have it on the lowest screen brightness setting. It flickers rather erratically though...I just use the 2nd lowest brightness setting if I want to conserve battery.
     

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