Screen Flicker?

Virtualball

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jun 5, 2006
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My screen flickers on my MacBook when I wake it from sleep, is this common? Or should I take it to my Apple Store?:(
 

Star Destroyer

macrumors 6502
Jun 15, 2006
376
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mine does too. it seems normal...

It starts black then flicks white then back to black the comes one fine... it has always done this..
 

shiv

macrumors member
Sep 9, 2006
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Osaka, Japan
my wife just got her macbook two weeks ago. I noticed more recently that there are moments where it starts to flicker. It's not just when waking up from sleep.
The flickering is almost like the brightness of the screen goes back and forth from darker to brighter.
It happens more randomly and it's not frequent, but it does it for about 2-3 minutes and then it just stops doing it for the most of the day.
 

mogema

macrumors newbie
Apr 30, 2004
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I'm noticing this on my Macbook also (white 2.0Ghz). But it normally only happens when the brightness is close to 100%. I'm going to call Applecare this afternoon and see what they say.
 

s2mcpaul

macrumors member
May 14, 2006
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thanks

very good you guys explained my problem to me. at least now I know how to describe it.
 

Sutekidane

macrumors 6502a
Jan 26, 2005
936
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My boyfriend's macbook has also started doing this. I'm pretty worried about it since he practically owes everything on it. There are a few large threads on the apple support site. Hopefully it doesn't get worse and it ends up being a software things since he can't afford to be without a computer.