Does this make your (MBP) screen flicker (like crazy)?

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  1. other macrumors 6502

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    I just noticed that this particular pattern makes my MacBook Pro's screen (LG) go crazy, and I have no idea why. What are your results? Open it up in full screen, with the images original size.
     

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  2. Sbrocket macrumors 65816

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    Yes, it does. Interesting result, though I'm not sure what exactly it means. Not too concerned since I don't plan at doing much work with that pattern. :p
     
  3. other thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Haha, that's kind of what I thought. That's actually my semi-transparent terminal laying on top of Operas error page. That's how I noticed it. :)
     
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    Did you open it in full screen, or at least look at it in its original size?

    If so, what MBP do you have, and what screen?
     
  7. dcv macrumors G3

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    Yeah I downloaded it and opened it in Preview, actual size and zoomed in & out a few times - it just looks like a grey striped pattern but I didn't notice any flicker!

    I've got the 2.4GHz 15" MBP with a Samsung display.
     
  8. jamesybsu macrumors regular

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    interesting, mine flickers as well, where can I look to see who makes my LED?
     
  9. other thread starter macrumors 6502

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    When I open it in Preview, it seems that it doesn't flicker all that much anymore when it's its original size. It still flickers if I zoom out once though. Weird! Do you have any other program to try it with? Your webbrowser should handle it just fine.

    To see what company made your panel: System Preferences -> Displays -> Color -> Select the "Color LCD" profile and click "Open Profile" -> Scroll down to #13 ('mmod' etc.) and look in the "Model" text box, 9C67 means LG, 9C68 means Samsung.
     
  10. pinktank macrumors 6502

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    I think that's just the display having trouble downscaling/adapting the color to its own low-bit panel but thats just me guessing.
     
  11. semicharmed macrumors regular

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    When I look head on at it, it seems to flicker in my peripheral vision. Is that what you were talking about?
    Because the peripheral flickering is, I think, your eyes reacting to the very faint lines, same thing that happens in some optical illusions.
    I have a PB G4 1280 X 854 screen, looked at it at actual size.
     
  12. kinchee87 macrumors regular

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    I have a second gen MBP and it doesn't flicker. The picture just looks black to me. My panel model number is 9C60
     
  13. dcv macrumors G3

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    Dragged it into Safari, it looks fine to me.

    Opened it in Photoshop CS and the shade of grey looks different (maybe I haven't calibrated PS properly or something??) It still looks ok. When I view it in full screen mode and turn the brightness up and *really* stare at the screen I can maybe detect a very very slight 'wobbling' effect (only when I try to look for it) but I certainly wouldn't say it makes the screen flicker like crazy! As someone else said it's probably just an optical illusion.
     
  14. compuguy1088 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a Santa Rosa MBP, with a Samsung Screen, and it flickers when I open up this photo.
     
  15. other thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I checked the image on my Dell 2007WFP screen, no flicker there. So this is definitely something with the MBP screen.
     
  16. techage14 macrumors regular

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    my model number is 9C60 and when i opened it up, nothing happened at all.
     
  17. polycat33 macrumors 6502

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    I have a 15" samsung display and it flickers sometimes... when I opened it in a new browser it didn't flicker until I clicked to make it full size. When I saved it to my computer and opened it in JustLooking (my image viewer instead of Preview) it didn't flicker until I zoomed in once, then it did, but if I clicked zoom in again it stopped. I wouldn't worry about the flicker, doesn't seem like a big issue if it only happens on certain views of a special screen.
     
  18. dap1215 macrumors regular

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    I just got my MBP and have a 9c69 screen.. Not sure which type that is.. :)
     
  19. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    At first, I couldn't see the flickering due to the brightness level my screen was at. However, when I turned it up to max, I could see the flicker. It was most heavily concentrated in the lower middle portion. I have an LG screen, so I guess it's not just isolated to the Samsungs.
     
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    I have a MBP with the 9C68 panel and no flicker.
     
  21. Wayfarer macrumors 65816

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    It flickers on my iMac's screen.

    If it doesn't flicker for you, try zooming in on it slightly.
     
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    Am I the only person seeing a totally blank (black) image?
     
  24. shoulin333 macrumors 6502a

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    when i first got my MBP, i had a flicker with my LG screen on dark grey patterns like that on websites..... for that matter white too, just showed up more in dark grey....

    ... anyways i forget which update fixed the problem, but i think it was the firmware one

    anyways no more flicker
     
  25. vicious7 macrumors 6502a

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    hm, nothing seems to be happening when I view it in preview in actual size. I have an LG 2.2 MBP.
     

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