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Strange vertical stripes

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  • dinasaur2 Calculating status...
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    Jul 22, 2008 2:55 AM (in response to atomic wedgie)
    I have a noticed over the last couple of months on my Macbook pro OS X 10.4.11 that when I have a black colour screen, the left hand side of the display reveals three points of light (light grey in tone) 2 1/2" between the three points, alternating light to dark. Although not they are not vertical stripes, I spoke to Applecare and we tried different ways to fix the problem and still the left hand side of my display when set as a black screen, still has the three points of light alternating to light to dark. I have to take it into Apple to get this seen to. Has anyone else had this problem?
    macbook Pro 15.4in Core Duo 2.2GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Canon LIDE 600F, Canon Pixma IP4500
  • nosidam Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)
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    Jul 22, 2008 4:33 AM (in response to Anton Tsyganov)
    The "(early 2008)" is the nickname for the currently shipping models that were announced in March 2008. It has nothing to do with when they were purchased.
    MacBook Pro 15" (early 2008) Mac OS X 10.5.4 • iPhone 3G
  • Jotun0881 Calculating status...
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    Jul 23, 2008 2:23 AM (in response to ddh60)
    Hi everyone,

    So I've been following this thread for a looong time now hoping that by the time I can no longer postpone my buying a new MBPro the problem would be fixed. Bummer.
    And it seems something new is around the corner, perhaps one month or so, but I can't wait.

    Now going back to the problem, my attention was drawn by this (^^) solution. Maybe the stripes show up only on solid color background. Huh..I doubt it, but umm...has anyone else tried switching to a picture bckgr with some luck ?

    Thanks.
  • MaxxD Calculating status...
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    Jul 23, 2008 6:10 AM (in response to Jotun0881)
    Changing the background does not stop the problem. While a background that is very dark will hide the problem, the problem is with the backlighting. For example, it is very difficult to see the problem with the Apple aurora/space picture because the entire bottom of the picture is black anyway.

    However, you can still see that the backlights are alternating on and off if you have the dock showing. it just isn't quite as obvious. Some background pictures show the problem better than others. It's as simple as that.
    MacBook Pro (Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • MaxxD Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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    Jul 23, 2008 6:13 AM (in response to atomic wedgie)
    I just noticed this thread went from 50,000+ views to 1,900 views.
    MacBook Pro (Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • za zaza Calculating status...
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    Jul 23, 2008 6:41 AM (in response to atomic wedgie)
    Does this thread have only 1,916 views?

    Did anyone reset the view count?

    Didn't it have 50,000 views?
    Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • gamlidek Calculating status...
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    Jul 23, 2008 10:26 AM (in response to za zaza)
    To answer your questions:

    * Yes, it magically has about 2000 views now.

    * Yes, seems like it.

    * Yes, it did, once.

    Sad day for me.
    MacBook Pro 2.6GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.4), 15", 2GB RAM, 200GB 7200RPM HD, GeForce 8600 GT 512MB
  • nosidam Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)
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    Jul 23, 2008 11:17 AM (in response to za zaza)
    Anyone know of any posts out there that has more than 50,000 views? Does the forum have a limit of 50,000 views and the count gets reset when it goes 50,000 + 1? Does anyone on here actually believe that moderators would keep the thread open but reduce the views on it, rather than just make the thread disappear like Hoffa?
    MacBook Pro 15" (early 2008) Mac OS X 10.5.4 • iPhone 3G
  • Jethml Calculating status...
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    Jul 23, 2008 1:47 PM (in response to nosidam)
    No

    Not that I know of.

    No, I cannot believe it.....seems like......what's the word again.....????????

    CENSORSHIP?

    MANIPULATION?

    I'm from the free world and this is all pretty amazing, I really for the life of me can't understand why this is happening.

    Apple what is going on???????????

    :-(((
    MacBook Pro 15", Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • norf13 Calculating status...
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    Jul 23, 2008 1:52 PM (in response to atomic wedgie)
    3 of my posts regarding the view count have already been refused!
    Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • essd Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jul 23, 2008 2:09 PM (in response to norf13)
    Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity. (Hanlon's Razor)

    If the view count was really above 60,000, then my best guess would be a 16-bit integer overflow (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integer_overflow) that caused the views to wrap around to zero, as opposed to someone manually twiddling with the forum view count. (I mean, why bother?)
    MBP Penryn, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • Brett L Community Hosts Community Hosts (0 points)
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    Jul 23, 2008 2:54 PM (in response to nosidam)
    This thread is being locked, as it is becoming too long and some browsers are timing out before the thread loads. It is being continued in [Strange vertical stripes - Continued|http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1627678].

    Thank you,

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    PM G5, PB 17", iMac 24", iPods, Mac OS X (10.5.3)
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