My screen is flickering and glitching, anyone encountered this?
Anyone encountered this glitching/flickering screen on their 15” MBP 2016 w/ Touchbar (see video)?
It seems, the problem appears when I’ve been using my laptop for a very long time (like almost the whole day) and only when I use softwares like Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, or when I’m watching YouTube or streaming videos. But when I close the lid or restart the glitching disappears, before it reappears again after a few minutes. It gets to “rest” overnight. Then same problem when I start using the laptop again the whole day.
Normal computer use, typing and browsing doesn’t seem to make the glitching appear.
I don’t know what this is and it only appears on some occasions. I brought it to an Apple service center and they advice me to observe it for now because they’re not sure if they could reproduce the problem.
I just can’t figure out what’s causing this!
GOOD NEWS GUYS! I got my MacBook Pro back from the shop! The problem:
A screen manufacturing defect from LG (the company who produces the screen for Apple)! The technician said the problem was the screen’s board–I assumed it’s the TCON chip??? What happens is when the computer heats up the defected board starts to show this problem. That’s why some Macs don’t suffer from this issue.
Good news is this repair shop I went to was able to fix this defective chip. I DID HAVE TO REPLACE THE WHOLE SCREEN! They were able to fix the board for a cheaper cost of a screen replacement! :-) They also reinforced my flex cable. They said this may prevent flex gate.
The bad news is, they said that this fix have a 50-50 percent chance of success. They have units that were fixed and there are some that returned to their shop for a screen replacement. So we’ll see how this fix holds up.
And by the way, I bought these. So I could have some clearance at the bottom of my laptop. Hope this helps with heat dissipation and makes this fix successful.
Finally, mystery solved my friends! :-)
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Same exact issue. And ofc it happens during this pandemic when im home all day..
Greg Budai 의
Good news, pal. Where did you go and how much did you pay for the fix?
Alan Naïve 의
It was a local repair shop that specializes on Apple products. Cost around $150 (so I took the 50-50 chance of success). I think that's better than paying $400-600 for a screen replacement.
I also now use SMC fan control. I blast the fans at maximum whenever I work.
Pong Lizardo 의
Ooops. Looks like I spoke too soon. The solution didn't hold up. So I would have to replace the screen. Unfortunately. :-(
Pong Lizardo 의
@ponglizardo Bro, no way. So sad to read this.
Alan Naïve 의
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