Does the 17" unibody mbp still have flickering issues?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jjahshik32, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    I'm just about ready to buy one of these in matte and curious if they still exhibit the screen flickering issue when its set on 1-3 brightness.

    Anyone buy one recently?
     
  2. jgo78 macrumors 6502

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  3. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    What flickering issue? mine doesn't have this. if you read this forum enough, someone will have written somewhere an iPhone gave them AIDS. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Blaker macrumors newbie

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    Actually, it is a fairly widespread issue. I have the anti-glare version and it definitely does it. I phoned in and I might be getting a replacement. They sent me a free Nano because I bugged them about how disappointed I was in a glitchy $3000 computer.

    I am just hoping for a firmware update to fix the issue.
     
  5. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Is yours a CTO or Stock model? I'm thinking of asking Apple about my flickring issue also but it shows up once maybe every 20 times i hit that brightness marker that I'm too lazy to change it.
     
  6. jjahshik32 thread starter macrumors 603

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    This is the only reason keeping me away for right now. I had the 2.53GHz 15" mbp and if its brightness was set on 1-3 brightness it'll definitely have the flickering/pulsating effect.
     
  7. jgo78 macrumors 6502

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    yep, same problem still on my 2.53. 15"
     
  8. Kronie macrumors 6502a

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    Mine doesn't flicker at all. Also who uses there laptop on 1-3 brightness?

    I did notice that that when I had my display set to adjust for ambient light that it did something that kind of looked like a flicker but it was just the screen adjusting when I moved in front of the sensor.
     
  9. Mark2000 macrumors regular

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    It's damaged. Take it in. My machine never flickers on any brightness.
     
  10. jjahshik32 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Actually when I'm on battery power and away without a charger, I definitely use my brightness anywhere from 1-5 (preferably 1 notch) to considerably save battery life.
     
  11. jgo78 macrumors 6502

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    its a known issue. A lot of people just dont notice it or are not sensitive to the problem. Some people have gone through several new notebooks and have found the same problem.
     

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