I have some problems with the screen of my laptop MacBook Pro 13inch from late 2011. I never had problems with my screen before but suddenly the screen began to flicker. I have encountered that it starts flickering more when my laptop is running more intensive programs whereby it is warmer than usually. When I play with the adjustments of the screen, or tap the screen the flickering comes and goes.

I do not know if it is some wire inside that is half broken so that the connection bad or if my GPU or motherboard is broken. I know that the MacBook Pro's made in 2011 had some problems with the motherboard but this was only the case for the 15 inch laptops. I also made a video to make it more clear. You can see on the video that when I tap on the part where the wires are going from the laptop to the screen, that the screen starts flickering.

Youtube link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjaDSE4eDxg


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You're graphic card is going to die. It's a known issue - More about that here: https://www.apple.com/support/macbookpro-videoissues/

Luckily there's a free MacBook Pro Repair Extension Program until February. You can lookup your MacBook serial number if it's covered by warranty.

  • Normally the 13 inch MacBooks did not have that problem, only the 15 and 17 inch. As you can see on the link you have send me Jan 6, 2016 at 12:01
  • Yeah, you're right. Anyway, the logic board needs to be replaced. Thus, talk to your Apple Service Provider/Apple Store.
    – howdytom
    Jan 6, 2016 at 12:10

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