Screen Flashing

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  1. Dukat macrumors regular

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    2016, 13" MBP.
    When the screensaver came on the screen started to flash, looks like a hardware issue but I haven't been able to reproduce it since (last 30 minutes).

    The laptop was not hooked up to anything other than the power brick.

    Should I be worried? Any tests I can run?

    Here's a video of the flashing.

    Thanks
     
  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    That looks like a webpage issue not a hardware issue.
     
  3. Robbrag macrumors newbie

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    My 13" TB did something similar this morning. After charging all night, I opened it up to the desktop (not a website) and the screen freaked out, flashing reverse colors and then blinking dashes all over the screen. A reboot made it stop, but troubling none the less. I'm planning to return for a 15" anyway, but not a good sign.
     
  4. cmanbrazil macrumors regular

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    When I first turn on my MacBook Pro I have a very quick flash on the bottom third of the screen which looks like some type of colorful test pattern. Its very brief and doesn't affect anything so far, but I am concerned that it could lead to something larger.

    What you have is much worse and if you are able I would head to a Mac store and exchange it for another one. there are people here more knowledgeable than me, but my IT guy told me to always get a new one if its in the return window.
     
  5. BasicGreatGuy, Nov 21, 2016
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    Deleted due to my error.
     
  6. seadragon Contributor

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    ????

    It's a link to a video that shows the issue he is having. Click on the "Watch on Vimeo" button. The Vimeo video settings are preventing the ability to view it within the post here.

    Looks like a hardware issue to me.
     
  7. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    My bad. I thought the picture posted was exempt of the problem. I didn't realize it was a working link. Sorry about that, folks. I agree. Looks like it could be a hardware problem. I have seen about 3 or 4 posts one the forum mentioning a flickering screen.
     
  8. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    You people are making me glad I cancelled my MbPro 15".
     
  9. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    The OP has a 13".
     
  10. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Do not care, read enough problems with both sizes to hold back a few months. No having to replace, just wanting too, so no hurry.
     
  11. Dukat thread starter macrumors regular

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    Apple took the laptop back no questions asked after seeing the video.
    They didn't have a matching replacement model but they did have a 13" Space Grey with 16GB ram and i7 processor. :)
    Didn't need the i7 but I did want the 16GB. Hope the price difference is worth it.
     
  12. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Apple has first rate customer service. Have always been pleased with the service I have gotten. Congrats.
     

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