"Wavy" display on my Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rooster676, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. rooster676 macrumors newbie

    Apr 4, 2009
    Ok, so I have a 2009 Macbook Pro 2.4 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo ( I bought it new in 2010)

    Lately, when I boot up, towards the bottom, it looks like there are waves-or rather, areas that aren't illuminated . (I tried taking a screen shot, but the waves don't show up for some reason.)

    it usually goes away after a couple of hours of the computer being on or in sleep mode, but it seems to be happening more frequently. I fear that something is going on that will get worse until one day it won't work at all. any ideas?:(
  2. shardey macrumors 6502a


    Jan 28, 2010
    Screenshots don't show physical problems. Take a picture with a camera and post it.

    I had these "waves" in my iMac, and it was due to a "film" that builds up. There may be smoke around my iMac, but not from cigarettes :D

    Also, forgot to mention, is that if your laptop does get hot, the LEDs tend to stretch the lighting from the bottom.
  3. T1ckT0ck, Mar 25, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2012

    T1ckT0ck macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2012
    These "Waves", do they flicker?

    Does your display look like http://youtu.be/_EouasLhVcI
  4. AppChat macrumors regular

    Mar 10, 2012
  5. Irock619 macrumors 68000


    Sep 16, 2011
    San Francisco, CA

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