My NEW Macbook Pro is motion sensitive!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by floatingspirit, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. floatingspirit macrumors 6502

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    If I pivot my laptop the screen goes off and it sleeps. If I gently shake the laptop it comes back on, until I move it again! Holy Cow!! :(

    I got it this month!....

    Once it goes off I cant get it back on again unless I move it around! Yikes.
     
  2. Reapur macrumors regular

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  3. robotmonkey macrumors 6502

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    +1, or where ever you got it
     
  4. floatingspirit thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. dsprimal macrumors 6502a

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    take to the apple store and throw it at the genius bar.
     
  6. Identity Fraud macrumors 6502

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    Then they void your warranty for 'abuse' ;)
     
  7. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    ahhahhhahahahahah AWESOME REPLY! I notice that it has like a built in screen dimmer according to one's background lighting :D
     
  8. djasterix macrumors 6502a

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    Did they replace it?
     
  9. floatingspirit thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The phenomenon occurred during a day and a half. It was hard to replicate consistently, that I didn't go in right away. Instead, I made sure to turn it off at night, instead of sleeping...which cycled me through a couple restarts. As freaked out as I was, the phenomenon has not returned and I quickly resumed my normal usage habits without incident.

    Maybe complex software/hardware packages require a "break in" period? :p

    Woulda been fun to throw it at the Genius Bar though :)
     

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