Screen flickering on 2013 11" MBA

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  1. abta1 macrumors 6502

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    So after having an external monitor connected to my MBA, I've noticed that the MBA screen flickers after I take the connector out. Why is it doing this? Is it my eyes? Is it different between the refresh rate of the monitor and the MBA screen?
     
  2. Dweez macrumors 65816

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    Constant flickering once the external is unplugged, or momentary?
     
  3. abta1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Constant. They effect dissipates after a while, a day max.
     
  4. yosemit macrumors regular

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    I will send it to an Apple store for checkup. I have a 2013 11" MBA which has no such problem.
     
  5. abta1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    As of writing, the flickering has now stopped, after being used with an external monitor this morning but after being unplugged from it for over 5 hours.
     
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  7. abta1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The first time I noticed this I rebooted the laptop immediately. It didn't solve the problem however. This time round I have put the machine to sleep multiple times since this morning and it never makes a difference.
     
  8. MrGimper macrumors 603

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    Hardware issue then for sure....
     
  9. abta1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just shut down and restarted the laptop, the grey background on the login screen was flickering still.

    It's under warranty so I can get it checked but it's just strange given that the effect goes away after a while ...
     
  10. filmbuff macrumors 6502a

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    There's definitely something wrong with it. Take it in, they'll probably end up replacing it because it sounds like a logic board problem.
     
  11. Dweez macrumors 65816

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    Agreed - pay a visit to your friendly local Apple store.
     
  12. abta1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Having just been on chat with Applecare and going through the suggested checks, I was recommended to take it into an Apple store. The checks included SMC reset, PRAM reset, disk scan and checking for flickering in recovery mode. I also reinstalled the OS.
     

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