MBP flickering while dimmed

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by stephenbrock, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. stephenbrock macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2011

    So I've got a late 2008 model MBP unibody. Every time i dim the display down around 1/3 brightness or lower--the whole display begins to flicker. Of course this also happens when it's unplugged and dims after a few minutes of idleness.
    I've played around moving the lid back and forth and tapping the computer/screen/hinge area and it doesn't seem to be in correlation with anything like that.

    Also, my machine has been running pretty hot for the past few months and recently my battery started saying 'replace soon', so I don't know if any of that has to do with it.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. mulo macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2010
    Behind you
    while it could have something to do with your battery not supplying enough power i suspect it would have shut down rather then flicker.

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