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2017 MacBook Touch Bar Flicker – In Detail

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A video showing what’s happening with my [ever so slightly] out of AppleCare 2017 MacBook Pro. We have some great video of the widely reported Touch Bar flickering, but we also have:

Active behaviour – burnt missing touch bar segment (this happened recently after a few weeks of flickering)
Semi-idle behaviour – flickering over top of regular content, but the missing segment comes back
Idle behaviour – lots of very bright flicker covering about 1/3 of the bar

Video further looks at the MacBook under a thermal camera and then in 1/8 slow motion

Issue is present regardless of any fixes: SMC reset, PRAM/NVRAM reset, OS wipe and fresh install, etc…

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