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After this upgrade, when I wake my MBA (mid 2012), I have 1 or 2 flickering issues. This only happens if the standby is long.Should I reset PRAM ?
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Go for an SMC reset and see if that helps, if not, come back and we'll try something else

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Reseted SMC and the flickering remains, any other suggestion ? Thanks.
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Is there any way you could try plugging in an external monitor? If you can then this can help see if it's a graphics card issue (if the flickering remains on the external monitor too) or whether it's a loose connection (the more likely option)

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No, I donīt have a way of connecting an external monitor. What do you mean by loose connection ? Do you think itīs hardware ? It only started after 10.9.3 upgrade and only happens when I wake up the Mac from a long sleep period (hours).
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It could be a random coincidence of a loose connection, but if you're pretty sure it's because of the upgrade then i'd suggest making a full backup and re-installing the OS to see if that clears the problem.

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OK, Iīll check tomorrow or during the week how the flickering is and will give feedback. Thanks
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No problem, keep us all posted and we'll help in any way we can

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OK, as I said the SMC and also the PRAM reset didnīt do anything. I washīt wanting to do a clean install. Any other ideas ? Thx
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Try setting your power settings to Performance rather than power preserving, I had the same problem with a Macbook which flickered everytime it switched between GPU's

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Where do you go to make that change in the settings ?
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Where do you go to make that change in the settings ?
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Ok thanks.
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Any luck with it?

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Tried the power settings but still no luck. Itīs a random thing, sometimes the flickering is long, the screen goes black for milliseconds, sometimes your barely notice it. But normally always after a few hours of sleep.
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