Does the 17" unibody mbp still have flickering issues?

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

  1. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
    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

    Nov 11, 2008
  3. kastenbrust macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2008
    North Korea
    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

    Feb 26, 2009
    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


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    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

    Sep 4, 2006
    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

    Nov 11, 2008
    yep, same problem still on my 2.53. 15"
  8. Kronie macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2008
    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


    Oct 18, 2007
    It's damaged. Take it in. My machine never flickers on any brightness.
  10. jjahshik32 thread starter macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
    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

    Nov 11, 2008
    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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