sudden motion sensor broken?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bmonster, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. bmonster macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2007
    i recently downloaded "liquidmac" from which uses the sudden motion sensor to replicate water splashing around on screen. sort of.
    anyway.. my computer seems to have a backwards sudden motion sensor. when the computer is tilted to the left, the water flows "up" to the right, and when its tilted right it flows "up" to the left. i've seen the video where it does it the correct way on youtube somewhere but can't find it. there isn't a an option that i see to flip it. any thoughts? i'm more worried about the sudden motion sensor than the program.
  2. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
    Try this to see if it is the app or your hardware at fault :)

    Liquidmac works normally for me...
  3. dantidote macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2007
    I'm pretty sure on the SR MBP's, the output on the sensor is "flipped" like you say. I've got the same problem.
  4. bmonster thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2007
    i tried the amsvisualizer and is still backwards.. i restarted the computer and its still backwards.. lol is it a fault on the SR MBP or just.. weird. i've had it for a few days.. and have only encountered this "problem" and the yellow tint on the bottom left. :(
  5. dantidote macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2007
    Its not really a problem, the sms is still going to do its job if you drop the laptop. The sms applications just dont currently work properly.
  6. JasonMac macrumors regular


    Jun 6, 2007
  7. polycat33 macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2007
    Alexandria, VA
    I was just running a search to figure out what the sudden motion sensor even DOES and found this. I downloaded the program on my MBP and it did the same to me, wrong direction. However, there's a choice of "flip sensor axis" and that flips it over and checking the box makes it go the right way.
  8. armadillu macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2007
    note from the developer

    Hi, this is the developer of LiquidMac. Recently I got some emails about this subject, and indeed the new macbooks and macbook pro's come with the sensor flipped, even though it's the same one. So I just added a "flip" option in the software so that everyone can enjoy it.
    Glad you like it!


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