Display backlight issue

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by burnswuff, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. burnswuff macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2011
    I have the Early '11 13' MBP. Recently, I noticed that the backlight looked weird when the brightness is lower. It is still visible with high brightness just harder to notice. The problem is difficult to explain so this picture sums of the issue.

    I also tried rebooting hardware (Cmd+option+P+R), turning off the display (cntrl+shift+eject), restarting, etc. None of these methods have worked. I am running Mountain Lion.

  2. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Cool! Looks like spotlights at an old movie house.

    Guessing: A "row" of LED have failed, like a christmas string.
  3. burnswuff thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2011
    One night the lights just happened to turn back after a flicker. I have no idea what caused this and it stayed like that for only a little while before returning to this state.

    Does anyone have any idea why this is happening? I will be bringing it in to the Apple Store but I wanted to know if anyone had an idea of why this is happening and possible solutions.

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