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  • 1,320. Re: MacBook Pro screen blinks
    Oscar Goldman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    egyptlang wrote:

     

    can't have my computer away from me for to long.
    ...
    A few days is bad enough, but a week? To much.

     

    too long

    too much

  • 1,321. Re: MacBook Pro screen blinks
    oliv. Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    In your case (egyptlang) I would got to the apple store and get them to fix it even if you don't have the time for it. Your apple care warranty will stop and then it will be impossible to get something from Apple.

  • 1,322. Re: MacBook Pro screen blinks
    heyapplepleasehelpus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Has anyone tried to see exactly which OS update it was where the issue crops up? I wonder if I restore my system with the original disks if the screen will still blink.

     

    Might give it a try and see what I get.

  • 1,323. Re: MacBook Pro screen blinks
    dillykins Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just called apple, basically even though theres a 89 page thread on the issue- they've advised to deal with it and use the high performance mode.

     

     

  • 1,324. Re: MacBook Pro screen blinks
    oliv. Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    What kind of advice is that? Deal with it? It's like if I buy a car and the first gear doesn't work the guy will tell me deal with it and start in second gear???

     

    Apple is a joke.

  • 1,325. Re: MacBook Pro screen blinks
    svtdriver Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have had the flicker issue for 2 years and have just dealt with it. It seemed to get more frequent, so I planned to take it in to the Apple store before the warranty is out so I don't end up with a broken machine out of warranty. I never got around to doing so, as I wanted to video the problem prior to going in and getting a 'cannot duplicate' response. It appears the problem is less apparent after installing Lion. I do occassionally get the flicker, but not as often as before.

     

    Is anyone running Lion and getting the flicker frequently? Any way to trigger it to get video proof?

  • 1,326. Re: MacBook Pro screen blinks
    CT Level 6 Level 6 (15,535 points)

    I have not noticed any real change in the frequency of the flicker with Lion. Intermittent, as always.

     

    charlie

  • 1,327. Re: MacBook Pro screen blinks
    erio Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)

    Call again until someone understands your situation.

  • 1,328. Re: MacBook Pro screen blinks
    egyptlang Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I kept getting the: Reset your PRAM and that should fix your issue! Then they would proceed to tell me how, despite the fact I told them that doesn't fix it for long. It fixes it for about an hour, then it goes back to flickering.

     

    The last time I called I got someone who actually LISTENED to me, after I told him all the suggestions I have tried didn't work. He patched me through to a technical guy, and I was told to take it to an apple store to get the graphics processors checked. He called it a stress test, or something. Just call, explain your problem, and maybe you'll get a nice guy like I did.

  • 1,329. Re: MacBook Pro screen blinks
    erio Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)

    Give AppleCare a call and explain your situation. In fact, give them all of your repair and/or case id. Hopefully, it will give them enough reason and take action.

  • 1,330. Re: MacBook Pro screen blinks
    heyapplepleasehelpus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The issue will still reamin though. The best apple can do is replace the logic board and on-board graphics, which others have done, but still experience the issue. The best you can hope for is to have it "fixed" 3 times and request a new unit.

  • 1,331. Re: MacBook Pro screen blinks
    egyptlang Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The guy I talked to actually told me they have this issue on file. He told me to take it to an actual apple store, and they can try and fix it there. If they can't, they'd send it off to the depot to get repaired. He also said that when I get my laptop back and the problem continues, then he would replace my laptop to keep me happy. I told him about the customer service I had recieved about this issue, and it was BAD, and he pretty much said that I'd get a new machine if the repair didn't work.

  • 1,332. Re: MacBook Pro screen blinks
    oliv. Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Do it, you have apple care so do it!

    The rest of us without apple care, we can't do much.

  • 1,333. Re: MacBook Pro screen blinks
    D90_format Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same issue here, after snow leopard installation and over a year dealing with the problem I decided to take it to apple before my applecare expire. Today they said to me that they made a test and the logic board is damage so it will be replaced this week. I will let know soon… BTW thanks God that I bought the applecare; those guys that are thinking about it, DO IT!!!

  • 1,334. Re: MacBook Pro screen blinks
    egyptlang Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well, I woke up to a surprise this morning. I came to my computer in my tv room as usual, and the light on the front of it was on, indicating my computer was still on. I moved my mouse. Screen was still black. Pressed a few keys. Screen was STILL black. Ok, because of an issue I have with my mac and its sleep mode, I have it to never go into sleep mode. Only the harddrive will go into a sleep when it can. I had to do a hard reset to be able to see my screen. What. The. ****. This was a new trick my laptop hasn't tried on me before, and its thrown a few things my way.

     

    Has anyone else experienced this? I'm on the 9600 card.

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