Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2011 9:56 AM (in response to spunky_lausanne)
Wow this "fix" is such a tease for me and I am very angry. As I write, as if to reinforce this, my 24 inch display keeps 'shaking' or momentarily going to black. I have an early 2011 macbook pro and the 24 inch AND YET when I try to install the fix it says that my computer doesn't need it.
Oh I see everything is alright is it? No its not as I have a monitor that I paid a not at all cheap £700 ($1200) for not three years ago that keeps flickering. And I am supposed to lug it to an Apple store where there isn't even one anywhere near the city where I live.
Talk about a tease and a kick in the teeth. I am very very wary of Apple and their serious lack of 'care' and the expectation that the lifetime of a piece of equipment (for hooking up to other equipment) is as fleeting as the blink of an eye.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2011 10:20 AM (in response to chad168)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2011 10:31 AM (in response to spunky_lausanne)
Our thread is starting to make some noise on the blog community.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2011 10:42 AM (in response to charles.m.h.)
I don't know what to think. Hopefully I won't get in troubles ....
But I'm happy anyway that my ACD is not flickering anymore and that other people experience the same success. We are waitng since to long for this fix.
Not a single flicker since the firmware update. It's almost strange that it's normal. I was getting used to see it flicker
Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2011 10:43 AM (in response to charles.m.h.)
And this one :)
Note that the article is wrongly titled 27 inch, but in fact it is the 24 inch.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2011 11:04 AM (in response to spunky_lausanne)
Good idea but it didn't work for me.I tried closing the lid so the laptop display goes out (though then the trackpad stops working!) and then using my wacom tablet, but I get the same message saying "your computer does not need this update"...
...Obviously I beg to differ that I don't at least need 'an' update. I did install an update that was released a few months ago that was supposed to fix flickering. I wonder if this is just a rerelease of that fix?
In any event my excedingly annoying, though at least sporadic, flickering goes on and on and on and on...
Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2011 11:30 AM (in response to Tony500uk)
sorry for that. When did you buy your display? Mine is from 2009.
I also remember that I installed an update for the iSight camera a few months ago...
Not sure about any link in between but I have nothing else to suggest....
hmmm....did you try to restart your computer with the lid closed and then apply the firmware update?
another user had a similar problem, maybe you can try to get information from him
Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2011 11:37 AM (in response to Tony500uk)
Yes Tony, you have to use only your ACD to display the screen. I have external keyboard and mouse so I do not need to use touchpad and can have compleately closed my laptop's lid.
I also installed the thunderbolt update before:
Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2011 12:32 PM (in response to Slawek)
I found out what was wrong with my setup or method from the macbook thread. I needed to have the USB from the monitor plugged in as well as the minidisplay port. I plugged the USB in et voila the update started. It then started loading the firmware update to the monitor and now hopefully I am without flicker. So far so good (after 10 minutes) I have no flicker. Hopefully this has worked a treat!
This makes me all the more confused as to why Apple pulled the fix or didn't promote it to a more prominant place.
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