Display flicker on certain grey/blue gradients

I have this flickering issue on my display on grey/blue gradients like for example in the Spotify interface. Only the gradient locally has some flickering.

here is an example: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/132....

I did have a fall with my laptop a year ago, but had no issues whatsoever at the time.

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I'm not seeing any image - connect to an external monitor. If you see the same thing it's your VGU/VGC and therefor a logic board problem. If you do not the problem is related to your internal display chain or (most likely) the LED. It should still be under waranty - I would file a claim or contact Apple support.

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It's not that I'm not seeing any image, it's just the gradients that have a slight flicker locally, not the whole screen.

I tried connecting it to an external monitor, and the problem is not reproduced on there.

How would it still be under warranty? It is over 2 years old?


I meant your example link didn't work for me - I saw nothing. I was thinking of Apple Care - though sometimes there are extended warranties.


You mean you didn't see the flicker, because it's just on imageshack.

Oh yeah we have a standard of 2 years warranty in the EU so I didn't really care about Apple Care, but I'll go check in the store anyways.


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