Currently Being ModeratedMar 28, 2013 7:42 AM (in response to deitcher)
I have same issue after long periods of sleep with lid closed. I did a SMC reset (turn off laptop, laptop plugged in, hold down shift + control + option + power for at least 15 seconds [nothing visible happens, but supposed goodnes on inside]) and also did a PRAM reset (turn off laptop, hold down command + option ON RIGHT SIDE OF SPACEBAR + p + r + power -- laptop will reboot and you will hear 1st chime when powering up, keep holding down, your will hear second chime (probably louder) keeping holding down, you will hear third chime -- then let go of all keys at once) and while this made my machine run better (lower temp, etc.), it DID NOT FIX THE SCREEN FLICKER. It does seem the flicker is caused by deep sleep as opposed to quick sleep. So my current workaround is to close lid for 10 seconds (initiate quick sleep), then reopen and flicker is gone. PLEASE APPLE FIX THIS WITH A SYSTEM UPDATE. I'm running MacBook Air 13-inch, Late 2010 2.13 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3, NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB and OS X 10.8.3 (12D78). Screen flicker on Mac when waking from deep sleep after updating to 10.8.3. Screen flicker on MacBook when waking from deep sleep after updating to 10.8.3. Screen flicker on MBA when waking from deep sleep after updating to 10.8.3. Please help
Currently Being ModeratedMar 28, 2013 11:39 AM (in response to GreyHaus)
That ended up in my case as well. After deep sleep, it will flicker, so I will put it in light sleep by closing the lid, count to 20, reopen, and flicker is gone.
But talk about seriously awful quality control. Come on, Apple!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 6, 2013 6:51 AM (in response to deitcher)
I have the same problem. The software is all up to date. It started 2 days ago. I have to shut the MBA down in order for the flickering to stop. It seems like the flickering is lasting longer each time.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 7, 2013 6:32 AM (in response to deitcher)
I'm having the same problem after upgrading to 10.8.3. A reboot fixes the problem, is quite annoying.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 7, 2013 7:22 AM (in response to jabadial)
When it happens, close the cover, count to at least 10, then reopen it. You want to close it long enough to reset the screen, but not so long that it goes into deep sleep again. It is annoying, but much better than rebooting.
Still waiting for someone from Apple to say something. Maybe we can get *another* Tim Cook apology letter? :-)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 7, 2013 4:52 PM (in response to deitcher)
I am having the same issues with my Macbook Air Mid 2010 13in. Either closing the lid or plugging it into power helps fix the problem. I hope Apple gets it fixed soon!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 16, 2013 4:28 AM (in response to deitcher)
I can also confirm the issue after last update to 10.8.3 on 11inch MacBook Air with basic configuration. Restarting and closing then quickly open the lid helps only temporary.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2013 10:53 AM (in response to deitcher)
i had same issue, same computer, etc. took it into Applecare; they replaced both the screen & motherboard. Seems to have fixed the problem.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2013 11:53 AM (in response to deitcher)
Send Apple feedback. They won't answer, but at least will know there is a problem. If enough people send feedback, it may get the problem solved sooner.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2013 11:10 AM (in response to Eric Root)
Exactly the same problem with a Macbook Air mid 2010 (aka MacBookAir3,2) since upgrade to 10.8.3.
The genius bar has tested its video during one day without detect any hardware problem.
So, genius has done a clean install, but it's not a solution.
My other Macbook Air mid 2011 with 10.8.3 has no problem, so i think that there is a bug in the Nvidia driver in 10.8.3 for the MBA mid 2010.
It seems to be have lot of problems to awake correctly after a long hibernation.
I have sent feedback to Apple.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 19, 2013 1:27 PM (in response to deitcher)
Took my Mac to the Genius Bar. They replaced the motherboard and screen, and keyboard. Seems to work great. Good luck
Currently Being ModeratedMay 19, 2013 9:06 PM (in response to Beverly Stott)
Yeah, but I shouldn't have to. This is a software issue. Or a hardware issue triggered by software (same thing).
Where you still in warranty?
I have seen reports of the next OSX version containing graphics drivers bug fixes. Hoping...