Mack screen flashes black for half a second

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macness, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. macness macrumors 6502a

    macness

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    Just bought my macbook pro in November. Every little while it seems to flicker(flashes black) for like half a second. At first i thought i was tripping out, but then i caught it in the act.lol. Anyone know whats going on?
     
  2. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816

    eagandale4114

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    It is possible that your graphics card failed. Go to an apple store and tell them. Had a similar problem and they replaced my macs logic board.
     
  3. macness thread starter macrumors 6502a

    macness

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    thnx. it's weird cuz i only use it for web surfing and emails.
     
  4. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816

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    It does not matter what you use it for if the GPU had a manufacturing defect.
     
  5. ixodes macrumors 601

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    Just out of curiosity, why did you choose a MBP, instead of an MBA for the way you use it? Seems like a 13" MBA would be ideal.
     
  6. that1guyy macrumors 6502

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    Because the word "pro" makes people believe they're something special.

    Oh and that flickering happens on my HP desktop too. I considered getting it checked out, but laziness got the better of me.
     
  7. macness thread starter macrumors 6502a

    macness

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    true, but i wanted it more for desktop use. I do travel with it about twice a week and i need to be able to bring it around my house with me, but i wasn't sure as to what i would need it for in the months to come. Also, i had a $200 discount so i thought i might as well get something a little more powerful. ( why? Does it not have more processing power? would u have not done the same if you were me?) Truthfully looking back , i would of preferred the mobility of the air

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    its also my only computer, and i wanted it to be future proof
     
  8. ixodes macrumors 601

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    If you do expect to have more demanding needs, there's still a lot of room to grow with the MBA. The MBP's major advantage going forward is the fact it's designed to be easily upgradeable. Ram & Hard Drive / SSD being the two user serviceable items.

    Having both, I've been pleasantly surprised at just how powerful the MBA is. While not enough to do my engineering & scientific work, I have my fully maxed out MBP for that.
     

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