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Screen Backlight shuts off when fan comes on.

When my computer turns on everything seems fine. But after a few minutes when my fan turns on loud (my macbook has always run very hot) my screen backlight goes completely dim. Like it does before going to sleep, so I can still see that the screen is on but it's too dark to read anything. When I close it and the fan turns off and the computer cools down I open it and the screen backlight comes back on like normal... until the fan turns on again.

Is this a problem with my screen or my fan? Or something else entirely?

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If you haven't already, check your system preferences, specifically the energy saver, under sleep, is your display set to go to sleep? Other than that, I'd make an appointment with apple to have it checked out. Hope that was helpful. Peace

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