MBP Flickering

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tom burns, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. tom burns macrumors member

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    I have noticed a slight flickering on the screen on my unibody MBP when I wake it up from display sleep. But only when I wake it up immediately after the screen goes black.
    It happens with any of the GPus.
    Does anyone know if this is normal?....:confused:
     
  2. AndiG macrumors newbie

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    Do you see a flicker when you watch this pattern ?
    http://www.csse.uwa.edu.au/~lucas/background.html

    There was a long thread in the Apple discussion forums, but they deleted it.
     
  3. tom burns thread starter macrumors member

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  4. jgo78 macrumors 6502

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    is the flicker on low brightness settings? does it go away after awhile?

    i have these issues.
     
  5. tom burns thread starter macrumors member

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    My brightness is set 2 points lower than the max....
     
  6. jgo78 macrumors 6502

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    hmm, ok, i only notice the flicker on low brightness levels, like a pulsing. Goes away after 10 minutes though.

    i do see the flicker when checking the link above no matter what my level of brightness.

    I think the flicker you see in the pattern is normal however.
     
  7. tom burns thread starter macrumors member

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    My friend has a DELL XPS and he does not see any flickering on this pattern.
     
  8. jgo78 macrumors 6502

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    it might be the nature of the LED.
     
  9. nonick macrumors member

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    i have this issue too and it's a little annoying.
    is it normal for the LED to display backgrounds like this with flicker?
    and is there anyone with unibody mbp who doesn't have this problem?
     
  10. naid macrumors regular

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    I'm using my MBP with an external monitor and that page flickers. So this is either related to video card / driver / settings, or the laptop screen and the external screen are having the same problem.
     

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