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Dark bands or 'spotlights' on bottom of Macbook (early 2009) screen?

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Jun 24, 2013 5:49 PM

I have had my 13" Macbook since 2009. It's never given me an issue but yesterday I opened up my computer from sleep mode and there were dark bands across the bottom in between what looked like small spotlights beaming towards the top of the screen (this does not show up in screenshots). Ever since, when I wake my computer up from sleep or turn it on the spotlights reappear for about 5-10 seconds before the screen lights up like normally. Also just discovered that when I go to the lowest screen brightness setting (which should appear black), the screen goes into strobe mode, with the 'spotlights' showing up at the bottom. I could live with this, but I'm pretty sure it's just going to get worse.

 

If it's any help, my battery seems to be charging very slowly.

 

 

I have OS X 10.5.8

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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