MacBook Pro (Santa Rosa) screen flicker

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by other, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. other macrumors 6502

    Aug 18, 2005
  2. dimme macrumors 65816

    Feb 14, 2007
    SF, CA
    When I first loaded the page I thought I saw a flicker for a split second. I left it up for a minute and it is fine.
  3. other thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 18, 2005
    Did you use the "correct" brightness? It's very important that it's three bars from maximum (quite bright), and not minimum. If so, good thing you don't suffer from the flicker!
  4. krisis1 macrumors member

    May 13, 2007
    I've got the flicker too. Don't worry, you don't notice it during regular use.
    Last week I came across the same issue on some mailing list, and they claimed the early Sony LED-backlit laptops suffered the same thing. After an update (I thought they said a BIOS-update) the issue was gone. So I guess Apple will resolve it too. In the meanwhile, suck it up :)
  5. Alloye macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2007
    Rocklin, CA
    15.4" Glossy: No detectable flicker at any brightness level. Had a friend double check me just to be sure.
  6. other thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 18, 2005
    Actually, that's the problem. I do notice it during regular use. The gray color comes from a forum, and it bothered me a lot while reading there.

    I have a Dell monitor (2007WFP) that flickers like crazy on a certain pattern, but fortunately it's not something I notice during normal use.

    I could always hope for that, but I'm not really sure I want to gamble like that. I'll probably end up returning it for a new one, but if it's a software issue, that won't really go anywhere. The responses here indicate that it's a hardware issue though.
  7. fryfrye macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2007
    Flicker Mostly in uppler left

    I noticed this when I first started the system for the very first time... The flicker is exactly around the brightness level everyone has described (3 or 4 from MAX).

    I seem to be pretty lucky and have minimal flicker compared to others... so I think I will wait a while to ask for a replacement (I also bought the 3 year plan) to see if there are any other "kinks" that need to be worked out first.

    Otherwise I LOVE my Macbook Pro!

  8. coffeegonecold macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2007
    No flicker here. Thanks for providing an easy way to check for it :)
  9. gphoto macrumors member

    May 23, 2007
    Is it possible to be a software-based issue when some computers have the same issue and others don't? I do have a pronounced flicker, and it is very bothersome, especially when the automatic dimmer is turned on, which would have have been very nice otherwise.
  10. Daveway macrumors 68040


    Jul 10, 2004
    New Orleans / Lafayette, La
    I noticed flicker on my screen when I was setting it up. However, I have yet to notice it again. I do see a faint flicker on the image, but only at that brightness level. It really isn't a big deal for me, I have notice much larger problems than this on laptops.
  11. other thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 18, 2005
    They're sending me a new MBP. Hopefully it was a hardware issue and the new one will function properly. :)

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