MacBook Air 'suffering from screen bug'Is Apple preparing fix for fading screens?

07 November 2010

Apple MacBook Air side view

The new Apple MacBook Air, which was released last month, is suffering from issues with its displays according to reports. The problem affects both the 11-inch and 13-inch models.

According to details reportedly leaked from Apple’s customer services team to the gadget blog Boy Genius Report, the new MacBook Air’s screen will repeatedly fade from light to dark after waking from sleep. 

Other users have reported experienced flickering, also after the machine wakes from sleep or connects to an external monitor.

Temporary Solution

Apple has come up with a temporary solution to the problem that involves users closing the lid to put the computer to sleep, and then waiting 10 seconds before waking it again, say the reports. 

This, so reckons Apple, 'should force the display to power cycle, and the display should return to normal.'

The leaked document adds that the problem will be addressed in a future software update.

Interested in buying the MacBook Air? Check out our first look Apple MacBook Air review.

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