Streaky Backlight

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MattZani, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. MattZani macrumors 68030

    MattZani

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    I knew this was a problem, but my MBP JUST started showing it, as the attached pic shows. i was like OMFG NO! and sleeped it to get some food, and now its perfectly fine. I Know i have the worst monitor, but all seemed fine so far, until this. And it only happened for about 5 minutes...

    So, i didnt read too into this when it was a hot topic, but what does it mean?
     

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  2. johngardiner macrumors regular

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    Mine did this last night too!!!! Restarted and everything was fine.. scared the crap out of me though. anyone have any answers???
     
  3. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

    Insulin Junkie

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    I've seen similar threads on the subject with reports of it coming back now and again.

    EDIT: I have the rocket Firefox theme too =)
     
  4. James17 macrumors 6502

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    I've been told by Apple that it means the backlit is faulty and the only way to fix it long term it to have the LCD replaced. I am not accepting a repair for a brand new machine however.
     
  5. MattZani thread starter macrumors 68030

    MattZani

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    Well, i've been using it since i started this topic, and nothing, suppose i will have to wait until its an actual problem...
     
  6. torgersende macrumors newbie

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    Time for a replacement

    This MBP < 3 weeks old...

    I got it too. Not happy
     

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  7. PDE macrumors 68020

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    And Apple told me that it was a firmware issue that they'd address with a downloadable patch in the near future. This was in late May....luckily Amazon accepted my return even though it was past the 30 day return period.

    I don't think Apple is addressing this issue either so I'd return it and get a new one. Not all of them have it - I've had this one I'm using since early June and no vertical columns or other issues, except two screen replacements ( backlighting unevenness and yellowing).
     

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