MBP 2017, Horizontal lines display. Flickering, buzzing noise.
my Girlfriends Macbook Pro 15” (2017) started showing problems yesterday. She flipped the display open and suddenly horizontal flickering lines and a big green bar on the right hand side of the screen appeared.
Additiononal to that there’s a noticable noise coming out of the body of the compter - from the hinge, on the left hand side. The lines fade at a certain angle, with the noise still noticable. This leads me to believe theres a problem with the connection, hence the buzzing noise.
I’m pretty angry because of this issue. Now that thing breaks? After 1,5 years of idling - once corona condemned us to home-office it just breaks? What the !&&*?
Thankfully I’m in europe so we’ve got a two year warranty for every product purchased. I only need to file a formal complaint with the shop I bought this machine from and proof that this is an issue that was caused through normal use. Is there anything that would help me with this? Would an authorized technitian confirm that to me? Because: The stupid machine actually never left the desk, shows almost no signs of use and has been carried arround in a padded bag on a maximum of 5 occasions. If this causes internal connections to loosen, it’s just bad design.
Plus: Through a quick research I see the same problem appearing more frequently in forums over the course of the past months. People keep describing the aforementioned issue. I’d say that there’s another design flaw apple has to deal with through a replacement program.
I searched the web for the prevalence of this particular error in 2017 15” Macbook Pros.
So far i found these threads:
This thread is dealing with the 13” Version but over the Course of the past months some people with 15” Macbook Pros reported the same issue.
Here’s some images and videos with the problem.
Here’s a picture of the screen without lines when not fully opened.
I’m pretty certain one of the cables connecting the t-con board with the display loosened or broke. The buzzing noise could indicate a short circuit.