Strange Backlight Issue 2010 13" MBP

fb2

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Original poster
Jul 21, 2010
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I finally purchased my dream laptop a month ago and it has been great so far until I ran into this strange issue. It seems when the backlight it set to below 50% and either my hands are on the side/bottom or I'm slightly moving or tilting the laptop the backlight goes into this weird super-bright state for a few seconds. When this happenes there are even brighter circle shapes near the dock area. Problem is this only happens sometimes and I cant seem to replicate it with a certain action. I'm not sure what will happen when I take it into the store. If anyone can shed any light onto similar problem or what I could try, I would greatly appreciate it.
 

Meever

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Jun 30, 2009
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Is the light sensor on? Sounds like it's auto-dimming/auto-raising the backlight brightness.
 

fb2

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Original poster
Jul 21, 2010
32
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I've since disabled the option to adjust on ambient light. The super-bright state im talking about doesnt look like 100% brightness, seems like everything is washed out for the second or two it flickers.
 

Meever

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Jun 30, 2009
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It really sounds like a auto detection issue. You might want to make an appointment at an applestore.
 

fb2

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Original poster
Jul 21, 2010
32
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Yes, I was planning on going tomorrow, I was just wondering if there are any tests I could do so that I dont get to the store and cant replicate the problem.
 
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