Screen flicker on new MBA? ...

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by cmeisenzahl, May 9, 2017.

  1. cmeisenzahl macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2005
    Bought a new 13.3" MBA two weeks ago. I've noticed that sometimes when I wake it up by lifting the lid, there will be a second or two of screen color flickering in the top 3rd of the display. It doesn't happen when I am using an external display.

    I'm pretty much always running Chrome when this happens. I disabled Chrome's hardware acceleration on a whim. That may have made it somewhat better. Hard to tell. Not sure if it's related to Chrome or not because I pretty much always have it running. But the flicker is not just in the Chrome window, it runs the full width of the display.

    Any thoughts? Worth a trip to the Apple Store? Or is this no big deal or has an easy fix?

    Thanks in advance
  2. ryguy92000 macrumors regular


    Sep 20, 2014
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Is it a color distortion or a back light distortion? Try turning the backlight down to 75% and see if it remains. if it DOES then you likely an LCD issue. Heck even if it doesn't I would take it back anyway. Apple store trip for me unless its no biggie i suppose.

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