Backlight Issues

luke31

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I sincerely apologize if this thread has been started before, but I scrolled down for a decent amount and couldn't locate it. My Nexus 7 (launch-day preorder model) seems, in a dark room, to have its backlight flicker on auto-brightness only. I've since switched to manual adjustment (made even easier by 4.2 notification toggles), but I was wondering if this is indeed a unique defect, or is it relatively normal for this device. By flicker, I kind of mean a slow, gradual change from brighter to darker to brighter again, especially noticeable with a white background (such as when reading an eBook). Thanks!

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It's not unique to your device. It's also a software problem that I believe is easy to solve. No need to panic, especially since the new drop-down makes the auto-brightness obsolete. It will probably be fixed with the next update ;)
 

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You are not alone. This is a pretty common complaint on this forum. Do a forum search using terms like brightness, flicker, or dimming, and you should find a number of threads on this issue. Bottom line is that if you have a unit that has this problem, there isn't much to do besides turn off Auto Brightness. Everyone keeps hoping that the next update will fix the problem.
 

luke31

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Thanks! To tell you the truth Asus has never been good with auto brightness. My zen book ultrabook also has a relatively similar issue with its backlight. But as mentioned, 4.2 makes it ridiculously easy to adjust your brightness manually.

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