Apple Studio Display 17″ flickers again


Well, this post is mostly just for the record-keeping, but after more than a year of working perfectly, yesterday morning my 17″ Apple Studio Display LCD flatpanel decided that the upper half of the backlight would work at half the brightness of the lower half.
But the problem disappeared almost as quickly as it appeared: a couple hours later when I reawoke the computer from sleep, everything was fine and I haven’t seen it since. The picture above is of it in its working state.
Macnerd trivia: who can identify all the icons in the dock? Prize to whoever can name at least 15 first πŸ™‚

8 thoughts on “Apple Studio Display 17″ flickers again”

  1. Lets take a shot at those icons (left to right):
    Finder
    Mail
    XCode
    BBEdit
    Terminal
    Safari
    iTunes
    iChat
    MSN
    GraphicConverter
    Photoshop
    iPhoto
    Fetch
    Transmit
    iCal
    DVD Player
    Preview
    ? Jam ?
    RealOne Player
    ?
    Address Book
    —-
    Folder
    Trash
    Anyways … hope your monitor doesn’t give you any more trouble

  2. And we have a winner πŸ˜€ Heh.. the contest was supposed to last a little longer than that πŸ™‚
    Here’s the correct list, from left to right:
    Finder
    Mail
    XCode
    TextWrangler
    Terminal
    Safari
    iTunes
    iChat
    MSN Messenger
    Graphic Converter
    Photoshop 7
    iPhoto
    Fetch
    Transmit
    iCal
    DVD Player
    Preview
    mEncoder — a DVD ripping app, bad GUI but does the job
    RealOne Player
    VLC — plays video formats Quicktime can’t handle
    Addressbook
    Those were the only ones I was really interested in people naming, but yes, that’s a folder and the trash on the other side of the divider line, too πŸ™‚

  3. Ok — first one to guess where that desktop picture came from wins a… contest! Hint: it’s someone in my blogroll….

  4. Hee … I won I won!!!! Sweet a Starbucks card … thanks Krishen.
    I would like to take this opportunity to thank my mommy and daddy for bringing me up so well. And my wife and son for allowing me to be such a geek. And Krishen of course for putting on these sweet ass contests.

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