Late 2011 MBP and 24" ACD; Black Screen

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Badradio, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. Badradio macrumors 6502

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    Hi. I bought a low-end 15" MBP on Monday - the 2.2GHz version - and from the start the ACD I had connected to it would intermittently go black for 2 seconds before coming back on. I gather there were similar issues in the Mid 2010 MBPs. I took it in to the Genius bar and they suggested a replacement, which I took, but it had the same problem. I've just returned it, and I'm looking at my options. One is to get a Feb 2011 high-end MBP, which is comparable in spec but a bit more expensive.

    What I'd like to know is, has anyone used a 24" ACD with one of the new MBPs and not had this issue, meaning I was just unlucky and should try again? Also, has anyone used the Feb 2011 2.2GHz MBP with that display and not had the problem?

    Thanks,
    Steve
     
  2. fanchee macrumors 6502a

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    Apple released an EFI update that resolved this flickering issue for many people.
     
  3. Badradio thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I ran that on both computers, with and without the screen connected. Still the same. Maybe that's the answer: get the early 2011 and install the firmware update...
     

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