Motion sensor kills backlight?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by 5683565, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. 5683565 Suspended

    Feb 18, 2006
    Hong Kong
    Hey all,

    Here's a new one (for me anyway).

    2007 MacBook: 2.16 Ghz, 3GB RAM, Intel GMA etc.

    Anyway, all of sudden, any motion I make kills the backlight of the screen. In the right light you can still see things and the computer still works perfectly, just extremely hard to see. Have to do a restart in order to get going again.

    Anyone heard of this?
  2. copykris Suspended


    Sep 25, 2009
    probably just a faulty connection

    i'd be surprised if this actually had anything to do with the motion sensor...
  3. 5683565 thread starter Suspended

    Feb 18, 2006
    Hong Kong
    That is a possibility.

    Additional information: Problem occurs when using Mac OS X (10.6.2), Windows XP Pro and Windows 7. So not an OS thing.

    Also, something rather peculiar. The problem seems to only happen within the first 5 minutes (approx) of a complete startup. Once that time has lapsed, I can wave it around and no problem.

  4. JNB macrumors 604


    Oct 7, 2004
    In a Hell predominately of my own making
    It's sounds like an electrical connection that is not making perfect contact when cold, but once the machine warms up and some thermal expansion takes place, the connection is solid.

    If you have unexpired APP, get it fixed under warranty. Even if it's not, it shouldn't be terribly expensive to fix. Methinks it will just be reseating a connector.

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