New MBP issue? Is my 15.4" 2.4 SR MBP doing something it shouldn't

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jnyepu, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. jnyepu macrumors member

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    First Mac in 15 years, so please be patient.

    A few minutes ago, as I am sitting here typing, I stopped to pause and stretch, and rested the base of both my palms just below the vent/speaker areas on either side of the keyboard, kinda near the fn/ctrl buttons on the left and the arrows on the lower right hand corner.

    As I did this, I exerted some pressure, symmetrically, in both these areas. As I did this, I noticed a discernible dimming of the screen that resolved as I eased up on the pressure.

    I am able to intermittently reproduce this with the same action, albeit it is more noticeable at the screen brightness about 50% versus when it's cranked up to full brightness. Sometimes, it is even more prominent if I roll the bases of my palms inward toward the upper margin of the trackpad at the same time.


    Do I need to take this to the Apple Store where I bought it to have it looked at, or is this a known problem with MBPs? I've searched and haven't seen it anywhere else.
     
  2. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    Ambient light sensor.

    It is normal.

    Not a bug, it is a feature!!!
     
  3. RustyM macrumors regular

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    LOL! Yes, this is fortunately not one of those undocumented features. :D
     
  4. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    Haha. This is almost like a gag thread. :p

    You can change the behavior of the ambient light sensor in your Displays panel in the System Preferences.
     
  5. jnyepu thread starter macrumors member

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    Ooops. Guess I didn't realize my hands were that close to the sensors:p

    File under "stupid noobie questions 101".
     

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