Macbook screen DIES when opening lid: Apple provides NO FIX!

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  1. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Macbook screen DIES when opening lid: Apple provides NO FIX!
    Louis Rossmann
    Published on Jan 11, 2019
    https://flexgate.me/


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    Louis Rossmann1 week ago
    "Visit https://flexgate.me/ to learn about this issue if your Macbook screen stops working as you open it."

    SolidSnakeSK 1 week ago
    "Well Macs spell Scam backwards so no wonder they don't last."

    Jens Nielsen 1 week ago
    "Clearly anyone with this issue are just opening their laptops wrong."

    Hung Truong 1 week ago
    "Apple product quality seem to go down hill. That why their share go down. Then they blame the Chinese not buying enough....lol"
     
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    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Time to buy a new macbook pro for 5000-10000$ with half life of 6 months and then buy new ones!
     
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    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    The design flaw behind MacBook Pro’s “stage light” effect ifixit.org | JANUARY 22, 2019

    The Touch Bar generation of MacBook Pro always had its quirks, but the thin-at-all-cost design may finally be proving more trouble than it was ever worth. The latest issue to crop up—dubbed “flexgate” by one of our users, Alex—reveals that the compact design for the display’s flex cables is prone to fatigue and failure, leading to a host of display problems that can’t be easily (or cheaply) fixed.

    The devil is in the details...
    Apple opted for thin, fragile flex cables as opposed to the beefier wire cables used in previous designs that could be routed through the hinge instead of wrapped around it, helping mitigate the stress of repeated openings and closings. But the bigger problem is that, in an apparent effort to make the display as thin as possible, Apple designed the cables as part of the display, so they cannot be replaced. This means that when (not if) those cables start to fail, the entire display unit needs to be replaced, as opposed to one or two little cables—effectively turning a $6 problem into a $600 disaster:D
     
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    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Apple MacBook Pro 2018 Appears to Have a Serious Design Flaw
    UPDATED by Techpowerup.com | Friday, 13:24 Updated: Friday, 14:12

    Apple's MacBook Pro (2018) with the AMD Radeon RX Vega 20 graphics option appears to have a serious design flaw related to its video subsystem. The laptop tends to show severe screen flickering and lines crossing through the picture after waking up from extended periods of idling (after the display has turned off). The problem persists even through reboots. A reboot will make the flickering go away, however the next time the MacBook idles and decides to turn off its display, waking the machine will bring the flicker back. Most common remedies an enthusiast could think of, such as disabling the auto-switching between integrated- and discrete GPUs, and preventing the monitor from idling, don't appear to fix the problem.
     
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    Terreos Notebook Deity

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    It's horror stories like this that make me feel all laptops should come with a three year warranty standard. One year is just long enough for nonsense like this to happen. Granted this is just poor design with the cables being apart of the display.
     
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    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Move to Norway and get 5 years free warranty as standard. But the weather here is a mess:biggrin:
     
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    I live in PA. We get a crap tonnof cloudy days and some times forget what sunlight is.

    I mean. . .gah. . .giant space station.
    o_O
     
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    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Cloudy days is a hell lot better than rain, snow and wind:D
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    Maybe lifelong warranty sounds like a good plan for ThrottleBook Pro retina!
     
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    This is why I'm still using my 2013 15" MacBook Pro. No issues. Decent keyboard, good display, nVidia GPU (750M but better than nothing LOL) , 2x TB2 ports, SD card reader, 2 USB Type-A , Magsafe 2 power adapter, HDMI Out.

    When apple actually had good I/O. :rolleyes:
     
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