MacBook Air Graphical Glitch Surfaces

Some users seem to be having problems with their new MacBook Air laptops that launched just a few weeks ago. The problems are reported as effecting both the 11 and 13 inch models. The problems are described below…

The Air suddenly froze, cutting Bluetooth connection to my Magic Mouse (even after I restarted…I had to re-connect manually), and the screen started flickering like crazy. The only thing I was doing at the time was reading MacRumors forum threads and looking at MBA sleeves to buy – no YouTube or anything was open at the time. Only iTunes was open in the background.

You can’t see it well, but the flickering consisted of tiny green/red/maybe blue lines, kinda like when an old TV gets static.

A forced shutdown with the power button seemed to resolve it; closing the lid to make it sleep failed.

If you need help with this problem it might be worth you following this thread on the Apple discussion forums where other people are reporting the same issue. Hopefully its just a software glitch rather than hardware, and hopefully its rolled out soon.

Via: Geek

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