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2009-02-14, 01:35

Has anyone else had a problem with dark-and-light banding on the bottom portion of a MacBook Pro display? It's the early 2008 revision with a matte screen and this is the first time it's happened. I was just watching a video when the screen dimmed. At first I thought the light sensors had messed up so I tried to raise the brightness manually but it was already at 100%. That's when I noticed the banding at the bottom of the screen.

It's almost as if part of the backlight failed. Vertical bands, about 1/2 inch thick, alternating light and dark, up to about an inch tall.

I found a thread on the Apple Support message board but I haven't noticed any permanent fixes. Admittedly, the thread is huge and I haven't read all of it yet.

Anyone else have the problem? I'm going to take it to the Apple Store tomorrow if I can't clear it up.

edit: Closing and opening the lid takes care of it for now.
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