Screen goes weird when changing battery settings

Lobos

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Jun 11, 2005
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Sunnyvale
I just received a new PowerBook (my first Apple), did a full charge and am now using it with the batter. I changed from "Normal" to "Better Battery Life" and when I did so the screen went all weird. It got better after a little bit and then when I changed it back to "Normal" it did the same. Is this normal? I get all sorts of lines all over my screen and can hardly make out anything. It kind of scares me.
 

Lobos

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Original poster
Jun 11, 2005
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Sunnyvale
Grrr. The Apple Store classified my PowerBook as "dead on arrival." Now more waiting begins.
 

xsedrinam

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Oct 21, 2004
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Lobos said:
Grrr. The Apple Store classified my PowerBook as "dead on arrival." Now more waiting begins.
Really sorry to hear you're off to a rough start. I think, after this initial bump, you'll be pleased with AppleCare's warranty and treatment. I've had as quick as 72 hour turn around time with a repaired box.
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kb9wte

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Jun 24, 2005
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I just got a new PowerBook two weeks ago, and occasionally I get the same thing when I plug it in or unplug it. The screen goes all funky and pixelated for two seconds, then it goes back to normal. I thought maybe it was a Tiger bug or something. It doesn't really bother me, and otherwise my computer seems to be working nearly perfectly...certainly not DOA.
 

beige matchbox

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Mar 16, 2005
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Oxfordshire, UK
My new powerbook does this too, only or half a second, it could be that while the cpu is changing gear it has a momentary lapse.

If the corruption is is on screen for some time, 10+ seconds, i would ask apple about it, at worst it's a send it back job.


Good luck :)