Laptops :: Why Cinema Display 30" Flickering

Apr 17, 2010

MBP 15" unibody 2009 w. display port dual DVI adapter. Sometimes the attached 30" display flickers and displays weird patterns. Solution?

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Hardware :: Flickering Light On Right Bottom Of Cinema Display

Nov 26, 2007

Got a bit of a wierd one. Apple 22" cinema display (the old style). Running from a mac pro with a ATI radeon 1900XT graphics card. Have 4 operating systems running, all were working perfectly until last night. Leopard works great - no problems, as does Tiger and Windows XP running boot camp. What does not work is Vista x64. It was not installed with compatible bootcamp because x64 operating systems are not supported yet. It has been running fine for months though? I also run a small dell 17" TFT off the same graphics card and no problems with that. It defaults to the main desktop on starting up vista, but only in vista. And I get this fast flashing light - about 2 every second or so - regularly. No amber lights and no groups of three.

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Hardware :: 30" Cinema Display - Decide To Get The Old 30" Cinema Display?

Sep 27, 2010

I am actually trying to decide if to get the old 30" cinema display or not.I'm a graphic designer and my fear is that apple will never make a matte display...Here in Italy it's still sold in the apple store. I have the unibody macbook pro, and so I've been reading through reviews now for a week ... my biggest concern is the dual-link dvi adapter... I still see posts (August or September 2010) with people experiencing issues, even with the firmware 1.3!I wanted to ask you people if I should go for it or dig the 27 inch even though it's glossy... I have a few people in the office (also graphic designers) working on iMacs and got used to the glossy.

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MacBook Pro :: Display Flickering When Scrolling?

Oct 12, 2009

im from Germany so my english is not the best =) But i try to explain what my problem is. I got a new MBP13 and im happy with it but there is something when i scroll down in this Forum here for exampe ... the text begins to flicker.

I dont know if it is the screen or a problem with drivers or anything like this. I tryed to make a video and uploaded it on youtube.

I want to know if you can see the flicker on this video or is it only me who can see this ?

Is this normal ?

Here is the youtube video: [URL]

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MacBook Pro :: Getting The Flickering Display - Mid-2012?

Jun 29, 2012

There are random black horizontal lines, constantly on the screen.When I leave the setting of 1280x800 (default), the defects disappear, only small distortions, which makes me think that the error can be corrected via software update. As the Lion was on 10.7.3, I upgraded to 10.7.4 to see if improved. But the errors persists.At the end of the video, the lines are most striking, becoming impossible to work. 

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.4), Mid-2012 2.5Ghz 500GB

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MacBook Pro :: Why Does Display Keep Flickering With Dots

Jun 4, 2014

It used to stay like that until either I'd move my mouse over the area, scroll the page up or down, or refresh. It only seemed to happen in browsers, not in Finder or anything. It's the worst when watching videos on YouTube or any kind of flash video. But works fine on Netflix. I say "used to" because the above screenshots are from July 2013. I sent my laptop away to Apple but they were "unable to reproduce the problem." I figure they just left the laptop open and waited. You have to use it like it's YOUR laptop and then it will happen. Anyways, now it's happening more often. Except it's just a flicker. Over and over again. I could record video of it, if necessary. 

So, I'm running 10.9.3. I'm not sure what other information is needed. But my computer is up to date. I don't have warranty. I just want to know what is causing my computer to do this.

MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)

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IMac :: 27" Doesn't Display Full Resolution On Apple Cinema Display?

Dec 24, 2009

The title says it all really... Quite a simple problem that I can't find any answer to!

I've hooked up my 30" Apple Cinema Display to the new iMac 27" and the highest resolution I'm getting as an option is 1280x800... The iMac correctly detects the ACD as a Cinema HD display but limits my resolution. Why oh why?!

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Hardware :: 30" Apple Cinema Display - Is That Resolution Available In A Larger Display?

Aug 14, 2009

I own 23 and 30" Cinema Displays. I like the 23 because everything is larger and easier to read than in the 30". I mostly work in Logic and love that I see lots of things on the 30" but the 23" is much easier on my eyes.Is there such a thing as a display with 2560x1600 (like the 30" Apple) but that is LARGER than a 30 inch so I can see everything bigger in Logic??? Maybe a 34 or 37"? Did a search but haven't come up with anything other than other 30" displays.

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PowerPC :: Connect Power Mac G5 To LED Cinema Display With Mini Display Port?

Oct 8, 2009

As the title says, I need a new monitor for my old G5 as the old monitor for it went bust. Apple does not make the old displays that came with the unit anymore and the only available monitor is the new LED ones ? but they all come with mini display ports

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MacBook Air :: Apple Cinema Display Through Thunderbolt Is Air Getting Power Supply Through Display?

Jun 15, 2012

if i Connect my Macbook air to the apple Cinema Display through thunderbolt is the air getting power supply through the Display?

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PowerPC :: Display For G4 12" - Setup Not Compatible For Cinema Display?

Mar 10, 2008

I am looking for a display to use with my Powerbook G4 12". I am in love with the 30" cinema display, but according to technical support today, my setup is not compatible (supposedly, but the person on the phone didn't sound to sure). I have a mini DVI, but the 30" requires a dual DVI. I think the 23" display requires DVI, which I can attain with an adapter. Does anyone have suggestions for what I can use with my computer? The bigger the better for me. Also what do you think of the older (plastic case) apple displays?

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Hardware :: 24" Cinema Display And I7 IMac Display - Should They Look The EXACT Same?

Jul 12, 2010

Purchased a brand new 27" i7 imac a few weeks ago, display is awesome!!! I was using my old 28" LCD monitor from my PC and running dual displays on the iMac. The 28" LCD monitor annoyed me a bit because i could not get the same color/crispness/brightness that i got from the iMac. ( also it has a Matt screen and i am more into the glossy screens ) So i found a used 24" cinema display locally. Paid 600.00 and it came with 2 yrs of AppleCare. It is only 7 months old ( still have 5 months under orignal warranty ) Got home, hooked it up and it had a "hint" of yellowness to it, It wasn't a exact image of my iMacs display...I tried to calibrate it also, but it still had just a HINT of yellowness....Nothing at all major, but enough for me to be annoyed with it.

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Mac Pro :: Adding A Second Display With ATI Radeon 2600 XT & 30" Cinema Display?

Jun 26, 2012

I have a 2008 Mac Pro with ATI Radeon 2600XT and a 30" Cinema Display. I am considering buying a Wacom Contiq 24 HD screen/tablet and would like to know if the Radeon 2600 will drive both or will I need a second graphics card?  If so, do I buy another 2600 or can someone suggest something suitable?

Mac Pro (Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.7.4), 30" Cinema Display, 10Gb RAM, 2 Tb

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Hardware :: 30" Cinema Display - 24" Cinema Display Or IMac 27"?

Nov 19, 2009

I am thinking of updating my home studio setup which is currently running a Macbook pro 13" 2.26 with 4gb of ram. I was first thinking of upgrading to an iMac with a 3.06Ghz processor and 27" display. However, I now think I might be ok staying with my MacBook and upgrading to one of the two displays;- The 30" Cinema display- Or the 24" Cinema LED displayAt nearly half the price I am leaning towards the 24" display. I am using logic and ableton. What does everyone think and anyone had any experiences running logic and or ableton with a MacBook and display.

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MacBook Pro :: Display Flickering With Red / Green Pixels?

Mar 29, 2010

Sometimes the LCD display goes into this mode where in some areas you see red and green pixels flashing. I have taken a few pictures, which obviously don't render the flashing effect, but give you an idea of what it looks like:


This is a MacBook Pro pre-unibody The graphic card is an ATI Radeon X1600 I ran the TechTool Deluxe tool to test the video RAM (and everything else), but it didn't detect anything wrong I have never seen this when the laptop is connected to an external monitor This doesn't happen that often; say 1 times out of 10, usually after the laptop comes out from sleep. The issue stays for a few minutes and then goes away until next time, so I am unlikely to have the problem when I go to Apple Store for service.

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MacBook Pro :: Screen Flickering / The Display Goes Dark, Almost Black, For A Second?

Sep 5, 2010

So I've got my MBP that I've had for about 4 months, the thing is. It just recently started to have screen flickering issues. I'll be sitting doing w/e as usual and all of a sudden the display goes dark, almost black, for a second, then comes back up again. I have yet to find any trend in when this is happening, but it is definitely happening on battery as well as plugged in, but it seems to be getting worse.any one have any idea what this could be, something I can fix on my own, or should I take it in?

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MacBook Air :: Slight Flickering Only On Dark Grey On External Display?

Sep 12, 2010

I have a 28" inch display attached to newest version of Air. Works ok except when I have a full screen on plain dark grey background, then I see a waviness or flickering effect. Like the dark grey in Iphoto background. Other than this, the other colors seems ok. Pictures are fine, even when dark. Maybe there's a slight flickering with dark blue. Any explanations for this.
using mini display port to dvi. Tried with a friends dual link display, was a little different, but still unstable looking in dark grey when it fills the screen.

Could it be just what it takes to make this color, or the Hertz, which is 60. Other than this, no problem with the screen.

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MacBook Pro :: Brand New 17" Display Lines / Flickering / FAIL

Jun 30, 2009

I have a new 17" uMBP that I've owned for just a few days. I noticed yesterday that while I watching a video that i had strange green/red lines (horizontal) appear across the screen and flash/flicker. I freaked out and closed the lid, putting the unit into sleep, and opened it again and it all stopped. Today, I was using it again as usual, on firefox/etc. when it started happening again. Horizontal lines across the screen, the entire display flickering and screwing up and finally going black. I don't know what's going on, but I know this definitely isn't supposed to happen. I took a screenshot during the flickering/lines/etc but the screenshot came out perfectly fine unfortunately. I'll try and get it on camera next time.

I have all software updates installed. I tried resetting PRAM. The flickering I'm talking about isn't minor, it's actually absolutely horrendous and the computer is completely unusable when it's going on. It ultimately leads to a black screen. Anyway, this is all on the 9400, and I have no idea what's going on but I definitely know this isn't supposed to happen. UPDATE: I booted into Windows via bootcamp and it STILL happens. I also connected it to an external display(which works perfect), which leads me to believe that it's 100% a hardware issue. I'm taking it back to the apple store, enough said. This is my first Mac and I can say I'm definitely not happy to be having such issues with a $2500 machine.

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IMac :: LED Cinema Display / Turning One Display Of Them Off

Sep 15, 2009

As you can tell by the thread title I've got one of the latest model iMacs and I'm running an LED Cinema Display as a second monitor. When it gets to the late hours I like to watch some movies on the Mac so I figured the Cinema Display would be a nice addition to do the job.

Now here's my issue: if it's late and I'm watching movies I tend to not have any lights on, but having one of the displays on means having both of them on, what I'm wondering is if it's possible to sleep one display while allowing the other to stay active so I can watch the movie without the light from the other one distracting

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Green Flickering Lines Appearing Randomly On MBP Display

Jun 17, 2012

My Macbook pro's display has started playing up. Having green flickering lines which come and go randomly, especially on images with a lot of black. Right now, the lines just disappeared as soon as I connected to mains, to start recharging the laptop. I'm using OS X 10.7.4 with NVIDIA GeForce 9400M.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook Pro :: Flickering Display, Aluminum Clam Shell, Trackpad Not Working?

Jun 23, 2012

Our display flickers on one side and has multicolored vertical bars running down the left side at best, or the whole screen greys out over the top of the graphical display, is physically no longer fully attached on that side near the hinge (you can press it down quite a bit after it has been closed), and the aluminum clamshell seems like it's warped.  The bottom access panel has become no longer a smooth fit - it sticks up a few millimeters at the gap instead of being flat. We used to be able to hold the back left side and the screen would work, now we have been sitting it on a wooden structure with a back support and pushing it against that so we can see the screen for the past year or two.  Now the flickering vertical bars are getting worse and the wooden support doesn't always work, and as an added bonus, the trackpad recently stopped working (it no longer 'clicks' and acts like it's constantly pressed down, so we have to use an external mouse with it).  It's pretty frustrating because we've babied this thing (it's never been dropped or abused and has only left the house like twice, and one of those times was to take it in to see about this very problem!) and it seems like it's a manufacturing defect, but of course we never had AppleCare and this powerful expensive beast is now a desktop computer with a super hard to see screen.  I've been told we need to pay $400 to get a whole new clamshell.

MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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MacBook Pro :: External Display Flickering Static When Connected Thru HDMI Splitter

Jun 25, 2014

I have a Late 2011 MBP, just recently I also go an Xbox and wanted to hook it up to my external display that I have been using for a long time with no issues. I went and bought this: be able to easily switch between the two inputs. The xbox works fine, however when I view my Macs input the screen flickers a static image very frequently. 

I know what you're thinking, it's probably an issue with either a cable, or the device. But when I boot into Windows via Bootcamp with the same exact setup, there is no flicker at all. The display is a dell s2440L, the HDMI adapter is a rocket fish. 

Here are the troubleshooting steps I have tried: Resetting PRAM/SMCChanging out HDMI cables on both the Splitter output, and the inputs (I tried 3 different cables on both the inputs, and outputs.)Downgrading OSX to 10.7 (And then went back to 10.9)Lowering the resolution on the monitor (Lower resolutions flicker just as much, if not more.)Resetting the splitter by unplugging the HDMI cord powering it and plugging it back in.and of course, plugging my computer into the splitter input that the Xbox works fine on, as well as taking the xbox one out so the computer is the only input on the splitter. 

Like I said, the Xbox works fine, and even the computer works fine in Windows, but whenever I boot into OSX my screen flickers with this static. I should add, the display works fine when not connected to the splitter on OSX.

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Hardware :: Cinema Display Vs LED Display?

Dec 17, 2010

Right now i'm using Apple Cinema Display 20" that i bought at the end of 2005. You know, the aluminum one. But i've taken interest in one of those LED Displays, especially the 24"...

Now, i've read that the LED Display uses glossy display compared to the Cinema Display? Also, it's completely my own opinion, but the older Cinema Display seems to be looking more nice also having one-coloured.

The technical specifications are in favour of LED Display of course, but taking into account the glossy display, less attractive design and so on... Which one would you get?

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Laptops :: MacBook Display Is Not Proper?

Aug 22, 2008

I have a macbook that was given the ol beer in the keyboard treatment and went dark with a ghost image, before I bought it, leading me to believe that it was the inverter board had blown, I bought one online and replaced it but to no avail. The previous owner obviously had very little knowledge as they left a few screws out on reassembly but I don't think they should matter a lot. I could of course use it with an external monitor but kind of defeats the purpose of a laptop. So would like to get the display working without having to buy a new display. I cannot seem to find out if it is possible to replace the backlight, if this is the problem, or to find one for sale online, even on the excellent ifixit site. It is a 2Ghz intel core 2 duo.

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Laptops :: IBook G4 Display Goes Dark

Aug 11, 2009

I have an iBook (OSX 10.3.9)that's been great for the last couple of years. However the last week or so the screen goes dark for no apparent reason. You can still see through enough to fiddle around and hit shut down...and after it shuts down, and I restart seems normal...that is until the next time. It's happened about 4 times in the last three days. A couple of times on battery and once plugged in I think. It's like it goes to sleep but you can't hit the space bar to wake up. Also seems like maybe an energy saving deal gone awry.

Now for info that may be pertinent: I dropped this laptop(in it's case) about a year ago. Holy crap..all docs would only read in magenta. No black no color only magenta and a "photograph negative" looking image for background or any graphic. I was sure it was dead duck and fried but kept trying it periodically. After about a month, after giving up...I turned it on and it was if nothing was wrong. Weirdest deal. It's been fine ever since.

I thought perhaps I was too lucky...and assume this may be a result of that fall.

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Mac Pro :: Use New LED Cinema Display?

Oct 14, 2008

On Spec in support only MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro systems with Mini DisplayPort can we use it with our mac pro

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Mac Pro :: No New Cinema Display 20?

Mar 6, 2009

I need a cinema display but the new is expensive, apple will release a new 20 inch? I wait for see? or buy a used cinema display 20inch? by the way any store that still sell new ones?

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Hardware :: 24"/27" Cinema Display (2010 Display) Can Connect With PS3?

Aug 7, 2010

24"/27" cinema display (2010 display) can this be connected with PS3.

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Hardware :: 27'' Cinema Display Next To 24''

Oct 31, 2010

does anyone have any of pix of the 2 next to each other?

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Hardware :: Using LED Cinema Display With PC

Dec 2, 2010

I know there are people in these forums who have an Apple LED Cinema Display hooked up to a PC with a Mini-DP to DVI converter. My question is, how do you guys adjust the brightness of the display? Is it always just left at max brightness? Does the LED Cinema retain the display brightness of the last time it was used... for example, if I hooked up a Macbook Pro to it first, turn the brightness down to halfway, and then hooked up my PC, would the brightness then be at half instead of full?

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