Display glitch that's been annoying me for a while

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  1. htg macrumors regular

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    The display on my Macbook has a minor problem. Quite often, the screen turns VERY dark (you can still see the desktop if you really look). To fix this all I have to do is move the display up and down a bit and the screen returns to how it was before but this problem keeps happening and I was wondering if there was a definitive way to fix it.

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  2. Menge macrumors 6502a

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    Under Preferences > Displays, do you have automatic display brightness on?
    Under Preferences > Energy, do you have "Dim displays before entering sleep" on?
     
  3. htg thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't think that's the problem. Why would my Macbook want to go to sleep when I'm using it? This happens when I'm using it not when I don't use it for a while.
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    The brightness setting could be the "problem" though, as it adjusts the brightness according to ambient light, so at least take a look if that may be the issue.
     
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  6. Rhalliwell1 macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like the display backlight might be faulty. Can you take it to an apple store?
     
  7. Menge macrumors 6502a

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    We're not asking if it's at the maximum. We're asking if it's set to be automatically adjusted, under Preferences > Displays. There's a checkbox there.
     
  8. htg thread starter macrumors regular

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    Its not as if its a major problem as I said. If there isn't a quick fix, I probably will just do nothing and use it as it is.
     
  9. spinnerlys Guest

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    So in other words, you didn't look at System Preferences > Displays > [​IMG]?

    Okay.
     
  10. htg thread starter macrumors regular

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    I did. I looked before you even posted anything in this thread.
     
  11. spinnerlys Guest

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    So that is not the problem?

    Any other guesses around here?
     

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