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MacBook Screen Problem

Turned on my macbook this morning and the screen was very dim, I restarted the macbook and the problem was gone. After a few minutes the screen started flickering, thought a restart will sort this out also, but same thing keeps happening. What can I do?

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  • koert Dec 27, 2008

    it started with a flickering screen, then came the vertical lines and now it is completely blanc. I've tried the command+option +p+r, worked the first few times, now nothing. I'm very dissapointed, since this is a new laptop 13 inch aluminum. I hope someone will be able to help.

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Hi there
If I understand you correctly from start up the screen is dim but does brighten up after time? But now after start up you are getting a flicker how ever a restart solves this.

On the dimming issue. Check your energy saving settings and brightness key is working OK.

The flickering is a bit of a concern.

Just a couple of questions.
Are there any dead spots on the screen? Areas where there are no pixels.
When you tilt the screen forward and backward, does this effect the brightness or flickering?

Paul


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