Messed up display

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by we are psu, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. we are psu macrumors newbie

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    I've had my Macbook (Alum) for about 10 months now. I haven't had much problems til the other day.

    On occasion, the right side of the screen will flicker very faintly. I didn't consider that to be a serious problem as I rarely noticed it and it didn't happen frequently.

    Yesterday, there was vertical line about an inch thick that went black, and was flickering other colors as well. This happens when I move the screen as if I was going to close it or push it backwards. Sometimes it won't go away, other times I'll get lucky and it will. However it's a pain in the butt and shouldn't be malfunctioning.

    I didn't drop it or anything like that, and it is still under warranty. I was just wondering how do you think the Genius Bar would handle it? I made an appointment for later in the week. Any help is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

    NewMacbookPlz

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    So long as you can reproduce it when showing it to one of the geniuses they should send it in for a screen replacement, logic board replacement, or something else. Really depends if it's a screen, a GPU or a cable issue...could be a few things.
     
  3. Cyclo0n macrumors newbie

    Cyclo0n

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    Hi, I got the same problems as you and went to the Geniusbar 2 weeks ago. They told me it was a common problem with the uMB graphicscard. Mine is also 10 months old (oct.) and has a vertical flickering stripe (1" thick) when I have darker colors on my screen. So go to the Geniusbar its free of charge as long you can show them.
     
  4. we are psu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks a lot! Glad it's just not me. I'm taking a visit to the genius bar Sunday. How long did it take to get repaired?
     
  5. creon macrumors 6502

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    Its reasons like these that I love my Mac. Somethings broke you take it in to a store and it gets fixed fast.

    My hard drive was replaced and in 4 hours.

    My sisters Dell: 2 months.
    :apple::apple:
     

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