MBP Unibody Screen Problem, FLickering!

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  1. 10-Dee-Q macrumors 6502

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    hi, normally i'm not fuzzy bout this king of thing, but i just bought
    15" MBP and when i browse certain pages , i can see my screen flickering
    it's very very noticable.
    eg. this page

    www.livescore.com

    on he stripes black spaces on the left and right
    i can see my screen flicker in any brightness setting.


    can you people try and give me some feed back, eheter this is normal
    or mine just malfunctioning ?

    thx.
     
  2. jackoverfull macrumors newbie

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    that happens only when you scroll the page or constantly?
     
  3. 10-Dee-Q thread starter macrumors 6502

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    constantly

    you can try this link also
    it's more obvious
    i tried on my macbook and it doesnt flicker but it flicker on my new MBP :(

    http://www.csse.uwa.edu.au/~lucas/background.html
     
  4. jackoverfull macrumors newbie

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    WOA!:eek:

    Yes, mine does it too. Also on my external (hp) screen, so it's not the screen itself.
    I'm using the 9400…i want to try with the 9600 too…
     
  5. 10-Dee-Q thread starter macrumors 6502

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    okay is that mean that it's normal for the screen to flicker when viewing that page ?
    still weird cause my old mac book doesnt
     
  6. jackoverfull macrumors newbie

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    It's normal on unibody mbps, i think… that does't happen on my imac g3, too.

    And its not a safari problem: even a screenshot of it flickers.
     
  7. jackoverfull macrumors newbie

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    It's normal on unibody mbps, i think… that does't happen on my imac g3, too.

    And its not a safari problem: even a screenshot of it flickers.
     
  8. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    If even the screenshot shows flickers then you have a broken graphics card, take it to your nearest Apple Store if your still under warranty/apple care. They will replace your logic board (motherboard) and graphics card (graphics card is soldered to the motherboard). This will take a few hours however if you still have warranty or Apple care it will be free. If not it will be $600. You wont loose any data.
     
  9. jackoverfull macrumors newbie

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    Well, before that i'd like to have a few cross-checks…;)
     
  10. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Theyre not going to force you to change the graphics card if you dont want to but thats definately the problem.
     
  11. Lava Lamp Freak macrumors 65816

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    My screen doesn't flicker but when I view that image it does mess with my eyes somewhat. Kind of like an optical illusion with all of those lines close together.
     
  12. Sherman90 macrumors newbie

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    My screen also flickers significantly on those two websites. Not sure if it's the website or my screen, though.
     
  13. jackoverfull macrumors newbie

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    i'm trying it with linux (ubuntu, wich uses the 9600).
    It flickers even more on the internal display, but i can't notice any flickering on the external monitor.

    I'll now boot back to OS X and see what happens with the 9600.
     
  14. jackoverfull macrumors newbie

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    Rebooted in os x, using 1600 it happens and on the internal screen is more noticeable. On the external it seems just about the same of 9400.
     
  15. smokedog macrumors regular

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    It's normal to be faulty.

    I had the same problem, I went through two replacements and now mine is above normal.
     
  16. Crash1234 macrumors regular

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    My unibody mbp screen definitely does NOT flicker when viewing that page. But, if you have to look at a page like that in order to see the flickering then it's probably not too bad, but if you can see flickering all the time then I'd take it in to apple.
     
  17. infernohellion macrumors 6502

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    Tried this on every single computer in my house:

    - 24" Alu iMac
    - MB Black
    - MB White
    - MBP 17" 2006
    - PowerBook
    - 4 Year Old Acer

    All have the same problem for the second background picture when scroll.
    I thought this is normal.
     
  18. infernohellion macrumors 6502

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    You will see the second pic flickers if you drag the window up and down constantly.
     
  19. Ron21 macrumors 6502a

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    What you are seeing is 100% normal for LCD technology. My 20in Dell IPS Panel monitor does the same thing.

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    It should only flicker when you scroll.
     
  20. Crash1234 macrumors regular

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    Yep, every computer I own would flicker on that page if I were to drag it up and down. And this is a problem, b/c when I use my computer, I ALWAYS drag windows up and down while I'm working. lol If it only flickers when you drag it up and down then what's the problem?

    Well, duh, it would do it if I was scrolling too... but how often does one look at a page like that anyway?
     
  21. jackoverfull macrumors newbie

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    Theproblem is that on (some?) macbook pros uniboy it flickers also without scrolling…
     
  22. johngordon macrumors 65816

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    This sounds like one symptom that I had thought was to do with the nVidia 8600 issue, but Apple now assure me isn't.

    I had a late 07 MBP with that sympton - check out your machine for the following :

    - do you get white flashes appearing when you mouse over iPhoto events? (may take a while to see, but if you play around mousing over a few, you might see it.)

    - ITMS goes weird when you scroll up and down in it?

    - text breaks up and distorts when scrolling up and down web pages?

    I took mine to a Genius today, who concluded that it was software, and not related to the problems with the nVidia cards.

    Apple are aware, and it'll be fixed in a software update, yaddy yaddy.
     
  23. jackoverfull macrumors newbie

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    No. But i don't use iPhoto too much.
    Safari pages sometime made similar flashes in the first days.

    No.
    Only a bit.
    Probably a driver problem…:rolleyes:
     
  24. 10-Dee-Q thread starter macrumors 6502

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    cmon guys, the test the page and dont scroll the page!
    if you scrool the page , i think all computer will flicker too.

    just open the page and see wheter the screen flicker by it self or not, without you touching anything.
     
  25. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

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    For some reason, on the 9400, when I'm in uni, it does the flickering thing too. On all brightness settings. But when I'm at home, the screen is all fine. On all brightness settings. Is yours perhaps the same case?
     

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