Macbook Screen Flicker + pics

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Panzo, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. Panzo macrumors 6502

    Nov 28, 2006
    Hey guys i dont knwo whats up with ym macbook all i knwo is that somethign definatly isnt right, as soon as i got it the first 5 minutes i noticed that the lower edge of the LCD frame was loose ( Yes, on the inside right where it says Macbook in grey) right there i was already annoyed but it was to my surprise that when i opened my macbook the colours were all mucked up and you count comprehend what was going on, i retarted a few times and it eventually went away so i stopped worrying about, eventually it came and left a ew times but ive noticed that (and the problem that nnoys me the most) the screen casually Flickers The color green where black is supposed to be ill post some pictures to clarify:

    Anyone ever seen this or knows how to fix it?

    (Warning Unfriendly to 56k, 1MB picture)

    First three pictures show what i see on my screen when it flickers, last one is what my screen wallpaper is supposed to look like natively.

  2. Macmadant macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2005
  3. MatthewCobb macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2005
    Manchester, UK
    Isn't that odd - I've noticed my MB doing this for the last week on start-up (after I've logged in, when the machine is booting up the start-up apps - screen just flickers slightly; doesn't seem so bad if screen brightness is down).

    Does the sudden appearance of this problem (unless I've missed something here) suggest something to do with the firmware update, or maybe one of the recent security updates?
  4. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    am I the only one feel apple's initial reaction towards reported problems always irresponsible?
  5. jimijay macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2006
    My MB is in repair because of this issue. It was flickering (= random brightness changes) before the firmware and SMC updates. After the updates, no change, still the random flickering. After time, it progressively got worse and kernel display problems showed up in console after a crash. Picked up the phone and told Apple I had enough of it, I had to reset PRAM and SMC over the phone to make them believe that wasn't the problem and eventually I got my service box.

    While talking with AppleCare, I was told models between the 3rd and 6th MONTH of production possibly have this issue. That's quite a lot of possibilities, if you ask me.

Share This Page