In 2018, some MacBook Pro users had actually reported concerns with their laptop computer’s screen. A distinct stage-light impact appeared on their laptop’s display screen, followed by the backlight failing completely for some users. The issue was generally reported on MacBook Pro designs delivered after October 2016. The issue, most frequently referred to as ‘Flexgate’, might have been quietly fixed by Apple with its 2018 MacBook Pro designs. In 2015’s MacBook Pro designs are still relatively new to know if the problem has really been repaired.
So just what is ‘Flexgate’? It appears that in an effort to make its laptops thinner, Apple had actually begun utilizing thin and delicate flex cables that are soldered to the display itself. These cables, twisted around a small circuit board, are prone to harm as the laptop’s cover is opened and closed over an amount of time. Eventually, the cable fails, causing the backlight to stop working.
As a result, users need to swap the whole display instead of the tiny cable, leading to enormous repair expenses.
Now, it looks like Apple may have repaired the concern in its new MacBook Pro designs that were released last year. iFixit reports that the flex cable in the 2018 MacBook Pro models is undoubtedly 2mm longer than the one in previous 2016 MacBook Pro models.
The additional length might provide the backlight cable more space to walk around the board, leading to a more long lasting cable television. But the cable television still can be found in close contact with the board. Because these 2018 MacBook Pro designs are new, it’ll take some time to find out if the new cables are also prone to the very same wear-and-tear as older MacBook Pro models.
iFixit even more adds that we’ll still have to wait another year or 2 to see how this change works for MacBook Pro users. Meanwhile, Apple is yet to acknowledge the problem and users are entrusted to no choice but to either wait or pay the total for a complete replacement of the display.
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