Macbook Aluminum Unibody (Late 2008) Display Flicker

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by seanheff, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. seanheff macrumors newbie

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    My Macbook's display has been great for the past 2 and a half years, but recently the whole assembly had to be replaced by apple due to a cable issue, and this new display is displaying what seems to be a common issue.

    At the lowest brightness setting, which I frequently use to save power and reduce eye strain, the display (read:backlight) flickers. I have noticed that this plagues all of the iMacs (first iteration with a completely metal enclosure, 2010?), at least the ones I have used, in my school's computer lab. And this is NOT a smooth change in brightness due to changes in ambient light.

    This is a known issue: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=596727
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=593188

    So what can I do? Any fixes? Since I just got this part replaced, I can go back and get it replaced at Apple for free, but I'd like to see if any other ways have been discovered first.
     
  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    Asheville, NC
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    Yes, the ways that have been discovered to fix it are to replace the bad part.


    Duh. It's not a software problem.
     

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