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Author Topic: Apple confirms macbook air display issues  (Read 1509 times)


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Apple confirms macbook air display issues
« on: November 05, 2010, 05:42 PM »

FRUIT THEMED VENDOR Apple has confirmed there are several display issues in its Macbook Air notebooks.

When you've paid way over the odds for a shiny toy with most of the cost going towards the logo you should expect that your techno fetish piece will at least work. But there have been several online reports that Apple's latest stupidly expensive ultra-thin laptops have a few flaws that seemingly won't go away.

Now Apple has been found firing off internal investigation memos regarding the 13-inch late 2010 Macbook Air and the 11-inch late 2010 Macbook Air. According to, Apple is taking the complaints seriously. One of its sources sent the website an Apple internal memo with a big red "confidential information" banner splattered across the top.

The reported symptoms bugging the latest Macbook Air models include the internal display fading to dark after waking from sleep mode. That issue has affected both 13-inch and 11-inch late 2010 Macbook Air laptops. Apple is also looking into a horizontal flickering when the 13-inch Macbook Air wakes from sleep or after hot-plugging a display.

Apple's resolution for both problems is to force the display to power cycle by closing the lid, waiting for ten seconds and then re-opening the lid to wake the Macbook Air. Hey presto, the Macbook Air's display should return to normal.

Apple follows up with a generic PR statement that says the display problems will be resolved by a software update. We don't know when or where, and the company certainly hasn't and won't address the all-important why. ยต