Pictures and videos "blink" when loading or playing

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by donmei, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. donmei macrumors regular

    Mar 8, 2007
    I have a 17" MBP with the optional high res/lcd display. Its about 3 months old.

    About a week ago whenever I loaded a page with a number of pictures, the picture would blink rapidly and continuously until it loaded. It doesnt happen every time, but seems to happen when there are multiple pics or a large pic.

    I've also noticed it occasionally during youtube playback also. This is just within the last couple of days.

    I've done a couple of hard reboots just in case it had something to do with lack of available memory, etc.

    For what its worth, my mbp has 2 gb of ram and while doing this has nothing other than Safari running.

    So?? Have any of you heard of this?

    Is it hardware? Software??


  2. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

    TwinCities Dan

    May 19, 2008
    Double Parked out front of the Courthouse
    I would say on if only on YouTube (or Adobe, however you want to wear that hat), that's their fault... ;)

    But, because you said just opening pages with large pictures, i guess I don't know, that doesn't seem normal... :confused:

  3. donmei thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 8, 2007
    I just noticed it on youtube.

    Its worst when loading pages with large photos.

  4. ryanrul macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2008
    Are you experiencing any video problems outside of safari?

    I had the same problem with white blocks flashing as images were loading and it quickly progressed into a much more serious issue with the video card:
  5. donmei thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 8, 2007
    thats EXACTLY it. White blocks flashing inside images as they load.



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