Macbook Air display problem: Need suggestions!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Pass2Yao, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. Pass2Yao macrumors member

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    Greetings. I was hoping to get some suggestions on how to proceed with a problem I experienced earlier this morning with my macbook air (1.6, 80hdd). So...I was working on a document with the laptop tilted in my lap when all of a sudden the screen went black. Within two or three seconds, the display would be back on. After playing around for a few minutes, I realized that as long as the keyboard was flat on my lap, there would be no issues, but the moment I tilted it more than 15 or so degrees, the screen would go to sleep for a few seconds.
    I had to run to go teach a class, and when I got back an hour later, I have been unable to reproduce the tilting effect. Now, given that I am currently having difficulty reproducing the earlier problem, is it even worth the trouble to take the laptop in to the genius bar? In other words, should I only take the laptop in if I'm able to consistently reproduce the problem? Does anyone have an idea as to what may be causing this tilting problem?
    Aside from this problem I love my laptop. Thanks for any thoughts/suggestions!
    -Louis
     
  2. aussieinrome macrumors regular

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    Hi Louis,
    I'd wait and see if the problem happens again. If it does take it back, it may not.

    Paul.
     
  3. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    I'd keep tilting and changing position of screen to recreate it. Doesn't look like any problem I've seen posted before.
     
  4. Pass2Yao thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for your input! I will try and duplicate it in the next few days. If I happen to get problems again, I'll update everyone with what apple says about the machine.
    -Louis
     

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