flickering screen?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air, MacBook & MacBook Pro' started by jceealmighty, May 13, 2009.

  1. jceealmighty

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    i have a problem with my macbook alum. occasionaly, when i turn on my macbook after sleep mode, screen starts to flicker. this lasts for a few seconds. is it a sign of hardware failure or gfx card starting to fail? im still covered with warranty but are they going to replace my macbook? i already changed my hdd (upgrade). thanks guys.
     
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    I've read about this. This also affects some MacBook Pros. Better get it checked up on an Apple service center. I think one of the causes of it is a loose LCD inverter ata. If they'll service your MacBook, they'll probably just replace the LCD and not the whole unit.
     
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    I've had this before. They replaced my lcd. It would be better to bring in to the service center asap. It gets worse, believe me.
     
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    waaaa... thanks for the inputs guys. the problem is whether i can afford be laptop-less for a few days. usually how long till they replace the lcd?
     
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    I think it would usually take 2 or more weeks.. :)
     
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    What if it doesn't flicker when its at the shop? Will the staff believe your word for it or do you REALLY have to prove it somehow? :S My screen also flickers from time to time....
     
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    mine also, hope it wont get worst
     
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    I believe they'll test it out (wait it out) and you'll have to leave your unit in their hands while they observe it.
     

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