Model A1502 / 2.4, 2.6, or 2.8 GHz dual-core Intel processor / Released October 2013

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My screen flickers randomly, and reverts with mouse or touchscreen mov

I have strange screen flickering problem ( macbook pro 13" retina late 2013 Yosemite . Screen flickers while i am working and stops while moving mouse or touchpad ( not with key board movement) !

If I leave it for sometime as the screen saver pops up the flickering stops. Some times system shuts down and starts up showing 'sleep wake error'

Took the system to service centre they even reinstalled OS, opened the back and reconnected components after cleaning the contacts and I still have the problem. The frequency of occurrence was less initially but now its very high.

I took it for service again and they are saying that i have to change display.

But don't understand how does the flickering stops when i move mouse or touch pad. Or when the screen saver is active.

I connected it to an external display via HDMI and it was not flickering along with the MBP but as the display shuts off the external monitor also goes blank.

My logic board was replaced some months back because of an issue

Please help!!!

Thanks

Niranjan

Update

again crashed now its not showing sleep wake failure in the message window but is showing in the report

Unable to attach the complete report posting the few initial lines and closing lines.

Thank you

Niranjan

Date/Time: 2015-08-04 12:59:14 +0530

OS Version: 10.10.3 (Build 14D136)

Architecture: x86_64h

Report Version: 21

Event: Sleep Wake Failure

Steps: 8

Hardware model: MacBookPro11,1

Active cpus: 4

Process: authd [124]

Architecture: x86_64

Task size: 669 pages

Thread 0x29e 1 sample (1) priority 4

<thread QoS background, darwinbg, timers coalesced, IO policy utility>

*1 hndl_unix_scall64 + 22 (kernel + 2315126) [0xffffff8000435376] 1

*1 unix_syscall64 + 662 (kernel + 6601350) [0xffffff800084ba86] 1

*1 read_nocancel + 115 (kernel + 6210067) [0xffffff80007ec213] 1

*1 ??? (kernel + 6210730) [0xffffff80007ec4aa] 1

*1 ??? (kernel + 3559377) [0xffffff8000564fd1] 1

*1 spec_read + 609 (kernel + 3672849) [0xffffff8000580b11] 1

*1 ??? (kernel + 5837892) [0xffffff8000791444] 1

*1 ??? (kernel + 6143321) [0xffffff80007dbd59] 1

*1 lck_mtx_sleep + 134 (kernel + 1276342) [0xffffff80003379b6] 1

*1 thread_block_reason + 175 (kernel + 1319343) [0xffffff80003421af] 1

*1 ??? (kernel + 1329236) [0xffffff8000344854] 1

*1 machine_switch_context + 367 (kernel + 2176511) [0xffffff80004135ff] 1

Binary Images:

0x10dda2000 - ??? ??? <AB7C810F-2D5F-3F41-B56A-9B00D227A37B>

*0xffffff8000200000 - 0xffffff80009fffff kernel (2782.20.48) <4B3A11F4-77AA-3D27-A22D-81A1BC5B504D> /System/Library/Kernels/kernel

Process: coreservicesd [128]

Architecture: x86_64

Task size: 1601 pages

Thread 0x29d 1 sample (1) priority 31

<thread QoS legacy, timers coalesced, IO policy important>

*1 hndl_unix_scall64 + 22 (kernel + 2315126) [0xffffff8000435376] 1

*1 unix_syscall64 + 662 (kernel + 6601350) [0xffffff800084ba86] 1

*1 read_nocancel + 115 (kernel + 6210067) [0xffffff80007ec213] 1

*1 ??? (kernel + 6210730) [0xffffff80007ec4aa] 1

*1 ??? (kernel + 3659648) [0xffffff800057d780] 1

*1 ??? (kernel + 6143287) [0xffffff80007dbd37] 1

*1 thread_block_reason + 175 (kernel + 1319343) [0xffffff80003421af] 1

*1 ??? (kernel + 1329236) [0xffffff8000344854] 1

*1 machine_switch_context + 367 (kernel + 2176511) [0xffffff80004135ff] 1

Binary Images:

0x10621a000 - ??? ??? <AB6CADDA-87BC-3574-8B0D-7424FB14337E>

*0xffffff8000200000 - 0xffffff80009fffff kernel (2782.20.48) <4B3A11F4-77AA-3D27-A22D-81A1BC5B504D> /System/Library/Kernels/kernel

Process: dbfseventsd [370]

Architecture: i386

Task size: 226 pages

XXXXXXX DELETEDXXXXXXX

Binary Images:

*0xffffff7f80a47000 - 0xffffff7f80a57fff com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily 2.0 (2.0) <76E50D45-C97B-3ED1-97C5-94E6E0EB4514> /System/Library/Extensions/IOStorageFamily.kext/Contents/MacOS/IOStorageFamily

*0xffffff7f80def000 - 0xffffff7f80e0cfff com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily 2.4.1 (2.4.1) <82EAD591-67E3-39CB-A232-A8095CA30E92> /System/Library/Extensions/IOGraphicsFamily.kext/IOGraphicsFamily

*0xffffff7f82207000 - 0xffffff7f82208fff com.apple.driver.AppleOSXWatchdog 1.0 (1) <EA961D20-4D69-343D-940F-8FA7CE685521> /System/Library/Extensions/AppleOSXWatchdog.kext/Contents/MacOS/AppleOSXWatchdog

*0xffffff7f82306000 - 0xffffff7f82340fff com.apple.iokit.IOAcceleratorFamily2 156.14 (156.14) <BE7D765B-49C1-34F9-B75E-3EAF8A4062A3> /System/Library/Extensions/IOAcceleratorFamily2.kext/Contents/MacOS/IOAcceleratorFamily2

*0xffffff7f82413000 - 0xffffff7f82453fff com.apple.driver.AppleIntelFramebufferAzul 10.6.20 (10.0.6) <32F565AD-F8A9-3917-9717-851C101C8DE4> /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelFramebufferAzul.kext/Contents/MacOS/AppleIntelFramebufferAzul

*0xffffff7f8297c000 - 0xffffff7f82982fff com.apple.nke.applicationfirewall 5.0 (161) <C76A3153-3402-360C-9792-15E613E43EB2> /System/Library/Extensions/ALF.kext/Contents/MacOS/ALF

*0xffffff8000200000 - 0xffffff80009fffff kernel (2782.20.48) <4B3A11F4-77AA-3D27-A22D-81A1BC5B504D> /System/Library/Kernels/kernel

================================================================

UUID: 3B893FE8-504E-4F0C-93EE-7971FFC0B371�

cps: 3�

Code: 00000000 31000000�

Stackshot reason: Watchdog

� ��Model: MacBookPro11,1, BootROM MBP111.0138.B15, 2 processors, Intel Core i7, 2.8 GHz, 16 GB, SMC 2.16f68

Graphics: Intel Iris, Intel Iris, Built-In

Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 8 GB, DDR3, 1600 MHz, 0x80AD, 0x484D54343147533641465238412D50422020

Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM0, 8 GB, DDR3, 1600 MHz, 0x80AD, 0x484D54343147533641465238412D50422020

AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x112), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (7.15.166.24.3)

Bluetooth: Version 4.3.4f4 15601, 3 services, 27 devices, 1 incoming serial ports

Network Service: Wi-Fi, AirPort, en0

Serial ATA Device: APPLE SSD SM0256F, 251 GB

USB Device: Internal Memory Card Reader

USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad

USB Device: BRCM20702 Hub

USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller

Thunderbolt Bus: MacBook Pro, Apple Inc., 17.2

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I think it is the sleep wake function that it is triggering this and not the screen. Try turning off the sleep mode for a few days in preferences and see if it stops doing it. Post what you find so we can troubleshoot further

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Go to power adapter and uncheck "Prevent computer from sleeping..." and in battery uncheck "Enable Power nap..."

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its already in that mode.

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Thank you for the quick reply!

I tried doing that ( i am relatively new to mac and please tell me if i am doing wrong)

Preferences> Energy saver> turned off 'put hard disk to sleep when possible'

the power nap option is also off

Its is still flickering :-(

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why did you post "solved" when you didn't even do one resolution.... only a "maybe might work, let me know in a few days"..... that's not solved at all !!!!~!

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has this been solved? i have EXACTLY the same issue

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Had to change the display! no other solution worked.

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@Niranjan,

when you said you changed the display , you mean the screen itself what excatlly !

I have the same problem on the same model, please advise?

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