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      Latest reply on Sep 2, 2018 9:27 PM by peerleader
      timmetimme Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

        Hey guys,

        i have the 2016 MacBook Pro and sort of running MacOS High Sierra.

        The problem is that for my work i need a second monitor which i'm not able to use.

        Because when i connect the second monitor to my macbook i starts lagging about every 5 seconds and the 2nd monitor turns blue for a split second, which makes it impossible to work with it.

        The 2nd monitor is connected through a docking station but it was working on MacOs Sierra just fine so that can't be the issue...

        I hope someone has an idea what the problem could be.

        • Re: macOS high sierra display flickering
          .flipper Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

          Not sure if this is related, but I'm having all sorts of problems running my late model MacBook Pro in clamshell mode. It was perfectly fine with 10.13 beta9, but the upgrade (?) to GM has put me in a situation where I need to unplug and re-plug the hdmi cable in order to get the thing to broadcast through external monitor, and even then there's quite a delay. It was all instantaneous up through beta9. Interestingly, when I opened the laptop in order to at least see if the internal monitor was "on," it flickered, too.

          • Re: macOS high sierra display flickering
            EeKay Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

            I'm having the same problem. I'm using Icy Box multi port adapter in combination with an HDMI to VGA adapter from the same brand. It worked perfectly on Sierra but on High Sierra I get the lag (making the mouse pointer and keyboard iunresponsivensive every few seconds) and the screen flickering, identical to timmetimme.

            • Re: macOS high sierra display flickering
              lweingart Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

              Hi all,

               

              Adding to the complains, hoping some tech guys from Apple will read this :-)

              I have the Macbook pro 15' from February 2017 (MacBookPro13,3) and when at work I'm using it closed, plugged to two monitors, one 22' Full HD HDMI and one 27'' 4K HDMI.

              This configuration was working flawlessly under Sierra for months, but since the update to High Sierra official release, my 4K monitor is flickering at best, when it's worse the 22' Full HD monitor does not work at all.

              I have to unplug/plug the adapters a few times until it works again, still having the 4K flickering.

              I am using an Apple USB-C - HDMI adapter and a Minix adapter for the second monitor.

              If I switch the adapters and the monitors, then the 4K remains blue and only the 22' Full HD continues to function.

              • Re: macOS high sierra display flickering
                piegerar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                I encounter the exact same problem with a mabook pro touchbar and a LG 4k screen.

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                  iberras Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                  Having the same problem here!

                   

                  Macbook pro 2016. Conected to Asus PB287Q and since High Sierra my screen flickers and its like there is a virtual line of pixel in the middle of the screen of the monitor that breaks the image. If i restart it gets fixed, but quickly it starts again. This was working ok with sierra.

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                    jenyckee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                    Same here, this gotta be fixed ...

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                      Spk_FR Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                      Same problem here.

                       

                      (MacBook Pro 2016 15" with Touchbar)

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                        06nH Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                        Same here with a mid 2015 Macbook Pro in clamshell mode. Using a Dell P2715Q. Super frustrating.

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                          mcvosi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                          Been fighting this ever since High Sierra's release -- very annoying to say the least!!!

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                            AlexBazante Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                            I am having the exact same issue, I haven't found a fix yet.

                             

                            Apple, please address this!

                            • Re: macOS high sierra display flickering
                              Wonderist Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                              Same problem. Called support. Tried reinstalling OS. Didn’t do anything. Screen is normal for the boot up animation. Then it flickers at the login.... frustrating.

                              • Re: macOS high sierra display flickering
                                Spk_FR Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                                The problem is evolving:

                                Since today's update (10.13.2), this is the same problem but without the lag. This is a good start...

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                                  JHHammy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                                  Same issue for me!  Life was just grand on 10.12.x, it wasnt until I upgraded to 10.13.1 that I started having the exact screen flicker issue as mentioned above.  On 10.13.1, Flicker with a blue "flash" virtually disabling mouse and keyboard.  Was really looking forward to the 10.13.2 update hoping for a fix.  Now my issue is as Spk_FR stating.  Mouse and keyboard seemed to be unaffected, Flicker with a blue "flash" like clock work about every 3 seconds.

                                   

                                  I just performed an SMC and NVRAM  reset to no avail...

                                   

                                  MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)

                                  Radeon Pro 455 2 GB

                                  Intel HD Graphics 530 1536 MB

                                  10.13.2 (17C88)

                                  • Re: macOS high sierra display flickering
                                    kelevyam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                                    I got this!

                                     

                                    I had this problem with a 4K Samsung monitor at work. Screen was flickering every few seconds connected through an adapter with an HDMI cable on Sierra and High Sierra. It bugged me for quite a while (it was sometimes usable) until I decided to try connecting a colleague's similar Mac to the monitor. It did not flicker on his machine, and then after connecting to my Mac again, no flickering!

                                     

                                    Some kind of firmware-based-settings in the monitor or in MacOS had to be "refreshed" with a "fresh" connection that this monitor never connected with. If you only have a PC at hand it might also work. Well, this is what I think happened. I will get back to you if this is a false positive and the flickering got back, hope they don't.

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                                      toani Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                                      I have the same issue here. MacBook Pro Mid 2012 15 inch. Nvidia GeForce GT 650M 1GB. Intel HD Graphics 4000 1.5GB.

                                       

                                      How can this happen with a fine piece of hardware? This is unforgiving. I need the external monitor.

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                                        evrenoglu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                                        Same problem here my imac late 2013 and macbook pro mid 2015. Its very annoying when i am working photoshop and watching movies etc. When i am connect tv with hdmi tv screen turn warmer color and netflix stop playing after 5min. Because of flickering.

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                                          ylandot Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                                          I have the exact same issue with my brand new iMac Pro with a 4K monitor. It freeze (on both monitor) every 5 sec. For a short time, not long but enough to be annoying. I was going to replace the monitor since i don't have this issue on a older monitor i tested. Then i noticed this post.

                                           

                                          Did more investigation :

                                          - tested on a macbookpro TB 2016 with 10.13.5 last besta -> same issue

                                          - on a older mac with sierra : no pb

                                           

                                          seems to be a software issue

                                           

                                          Anyone found a solution ?

                                            • Re: macOS high sierra display flickering
                                              GunnarKonijn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                                              I have the same problem, my apple cinema display keeps flickering. It turns out that High Sierra sets color depth by default to 32 bit.

                                              My display cannot handle this, so it keeps changing colors, which results in flickering.

                                               

                                              Unfortunately apple removed the control panal item, where the color depth was set. You can now only use 3rd party, paid software to set the color depth (in my case to 24 bit). This is very annoying. If there would be terminal command to set the displays, it would help. But I did not find it on the internet. Maybe some one has an idea