New firmware upgrade coming for flicker...

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  1. hakr macrumors regular

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    ...or so I was told this morning during a call to the AppleCare folks...

    Supposed to be released by the end of the week.

    I suppose this falls into the "for what it is worth" category...
     
  2. knewsom macrumors 6502a

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    Oh lord. What's next, apple-branded band-aids for scratches?
     
  3. hakr thread starter macrumors regular

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    Are you suggesting Apple shouldn't bother trying to fix problems with its gear?
     
  4. knewsom macrumors 6502a

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    Certainly not. I just wish they'd fix the rampant problems with their products before SELLING them.
     
  5. Focks macrumors newbie

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    What a foolish mind..

    Of course it would be better don't having to correct issues.. But once they are here they must try to correct them: that's what they are doing..
     
  6. banya95 macrumors member

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    A step closer in the right direction. That's good news if one does come out.
     
  7. Bitwise macrumors member

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    Hrrrmmm? Although there is a part of me that would REALLY like to believe that a firmware patch would resolve these issues, my gut tells me otherwise.
     
  8. stridemat Moderator

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    Something tells me this will not be released this week, it sounds like the Apple support guy may have just said it....
     
  9. tomacintosh macrumors regular

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    He's probably talking about the one that's just been released :rolleyes:
     
  10. gb1631 macrumors regular

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    Well I had a flickering screen with occasional nano second blackout and screen tearing on occasion. At Christmas time I took it in (Before the firmware update.)

    They were going to replace the screen and the cable. I was told the needed parts were not available at that time. I was aware of a firmware fix and mentioned it to them so they applied the firmware fix and I decided to take the computer home over the holidays and if the firmware fix didn't work come back in for the screen and cable. (Note: I didn't want to ship it back for a new one after reading some of the horror stories here.)

    The firmware fix, did not work for me! It continued to flicker and blackout. I advised Apple of this and they said they would call me when the got the parts. (Screen & Cable.)

    Today, they called as the parts were in. I took it to the local Apple store (Which is a pain, since it's in a large Mall.) Also, it was raining VERY hard.

    I asked if they could do the repairs on and in & out basis. They agreed and they did the repairs in under two hours. I have it home and am tying this message on it.

    So far so good! I haven't had a flicker or blackout yet. The new screen hasn't any dead pixels, yellow tinge or other problems that I'm aware of at this moment! So far so good! ;) (Of course I didn't have those problems with it the way it came.)

    So, I'll keep an eye on the new screen and cross my fingers & toes and hope that at last I can relax and enjoy this fine computer!

    I might add this is by far the best Mac I ever have worked with! I've had a few of them starting with the old box in 1986. The speed and big screen is really great!
     
  11. Bossone macrumors member

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    I have the same issue: flicker and black out screen. I am interested to hear what my dealer (Apple Authorized Repair Center).

    I hope they get it fixed!!!
     
  12. hakr thread starter macrumors regular

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    Since no one else has heard this, my guess is that it falls into ZERO in the "for what it is worth" category! :D
     

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