Wallpaper / background flashing black randomly (new MBP pro 2016 ios Sierra 10.12.3)

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  1. califfo1975, Feb 18, 2017
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    califfo1975 macrumors regular

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    Dear all I need your help as i have a brand new macbook pro 2016 and after initializing from my time machine backup and updating sierra to latest version 10.12.3, it randomly happens that only the wallpaper / background flashes black for half a second, during normal usage, but pointer, opened windows, dock, etc... still remain displayed (i.e. No blacking). This happened twice today.

    Note that the screen resolution is set at default and that I do not remember to have ever seen a similar behaviour on my old macbook (sold in December 2016) even with sierra.

    1- Has anyone remarked a similar behavior, even on other mac models, please?

    2- if it were a h/w problem, all the screen should flash black shouldn't it? What would you think?

    i am still in time for a return but I want to be sure not to make an unnecessary change because of a s/w issue.

    may you please advise about both points here above please?

    thanks a lot

    Emanuele
     
  2. califfo1975 thread starter macrumors regular

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  3. Wildkraut macrumors 6502

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    Well, do a clean installation(without restoring) and see if the issue remains.
     
  4. califfo1975 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Done. Same behaviour. My brother had the same on his macbook too (2013). I managed to reproduce it systematically when installing nikon view nx-i or when removing it.
    Likely another sierra glitch.
    Wait and see
     
  5. Wildkraut macrumors 6502

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    Well my MacBook Pro 2016 and my iMac late 2012 does not flicker, but I also do not use Nikon camera tools...
    Maybe it's just the Nikon tools doing some unusual calls in the background and causing this.
     

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