MacBook Pro backlight vertical screen stripes

It seems that some people’s 2008 MacBook Pros are exhibiting vertical light/dark screen stripes, as seen here, as if half the LED backlight is not on. There is also Apple support forum discussion on the topic.

Fortunately it seems the problem can be resolved by sleeping and waking the machine, but unnerving nonetheless, especially on brand new machines.

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  1. Thanks! I just freaked out when this happened to me with a ~6-month-old macbook, then saw this blog post and fixed it.

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