Latest MacBook update didn’t fix external monitor

One of the issues that I mentioned in my post about Apple’s latest unibody MacBook firmware update was that my external monitor flickers and freaks out when it comes out of power save mode (when the screen goes off, computer still on).  I was hoping that the latest update would fix it, but it seems this was just wishful thinking.

This issue happens on two different Cinema Displays, so I know it’s not just my display, but I haven’t tested it on any non-Cinema Displays.  Sorry for the crappy video quality – it’s from my iPhone!

Unibody MacBook screen recover issue from devin on Vimeo.

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  1. Jay Pelissier
    Posted December 19, 2008 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    I have the same problem with my MBPro. I have it hooked to an old 23″ Cinema Display (the plexiglass one) using the mini-display>DVI adapter which in turn is running through the old DVI>Apple Display Connector adapter.

    Like most problems, it does not occur 100% of the time.

  2. Posted February 20, 2009 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

    Interesting post, would you mind expanding on the topic a bit more in the future?

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