New MacBook dimming and brightening constantly

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Burghman81, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. Burghman81 macrumors newbie

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    Anybody having this problem when it's plugged in? Kind of annoying
     
  2. negatv1 macrumors 6502

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    The new machines have the ambient light sensor found on the Pro's for a long time. If you don't like it, turn it off in System Preferences->Displays.
     
  3. esvienne macrumors member

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    yes!!! I just came on here to post that. I have the tv on a few feet away and my computer screen was going nuts! where is the ambient sensor located on the macbooks? i was afraid I got a faulty one but it's good to know it's meant to happen :)
     
  4. cheapa55 macrumors 6502a

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  5. dcorban macrumors 6502a

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    Haha, I was wondering what the hell was going on. Sometimes I wake my MacBook up and brightness is at lowest. Sometimes it was at max. It was driving me crazy. I will assume this is the cause.
     
  6. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

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    the ambient light sensor is a truly worthless feature
     
  7. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    If you don't use it, turn it off. I love the feature, it is excellent in changing environments. :) :apple:
     
  8. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

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    my computer doesn't have it, i'm getting the 2.0

    i trust myself to be able to competently adjust the lighting better than some sensor that randomly changes lighting if my hand moves in the wrong position
     
  9. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    It's not that drastic at all! :rolleyes:

    But whatever...

    Like I said, turn it off if it is of no use to you individually...
     
  10. zotes24 macrumors regular

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    haha i was just wondering the same, i thought my eyes were going crazy!! The macbook started to put me in a trance. Now i turned it off PERFECT!!:D
     
  11. dcorban macrumors 6502a

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    Just to be clear, the 2.0 model also has the sensor for the display brightness.
     
  12. The Samurai macrumors 68000

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    Yep I have the 2.0 model and it does have the sensor :D
     
  13. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

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    wow

    wish they had given us the keyboard backlight and taken that thing out :|
     
  14. Scott6666 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, this feature can be funky.

    On the Q1 2008 MBP that I have the sensor at night can even by affected by what's on the screen. When surfing and a page comes up that is all white, the screen changes thinking the lights came on! Then when a darker page comes up, it changes again.

    You kind of get used to it but kind of not.
     

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