MBA Display Problem when cold

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  1. calibra2001 macrumors newbie

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    My MBA has starting playing up when its cold. I get vertical lines colored lines when its cold and impossible to use, I can just about make out where the pointer is within the lines (by spotting movement within the lines), but the display comes ok when its warmed up a bit. The processor seems to need to warm up something before the screen comes on then its fine, but seems to be getting worse.

    Any ideas? :confused:

    Thanks
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    How cold? Are we talking outside in the winter cold, or left overnight at room temperature and not yet leg-scorchingly hot cold?
     
  3. calibra2001 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    just room temperature, it was in the van with me during a cold spell (inside a laptop bag, but it did feel very cold), the processor now requires to do alot of work so the fan comes on for about 5 mins before the screen comes to proper life
     

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  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    Your computer has the following environmental requirements:

    If it never got below those temperatures, there's no reason it should be acting up. You certainly do have a hardware problem, though. Is it under warranty?
     
  5. calibra2001 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Warranty run out last August, it had a new logic board fitted 13 months ago, but obviously the warranty on that has run out too, I have been quoted for a new screen fitted which it could be or a new logic board fitted. Either price is over a 1/3 of the price of a new MBA

    I was thinking of maybe doing the screen myself if it is that where the fault lies. But was hoping to pinpoint it before trying that.

    I would guess that the temperature has been down near freezing 0ºC a few times :(
     

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