Weird Black Hole in Corner on Mac
May 23, 2008 9:50 PM   Subscribe

I have an Intel Macbook with a fairly large 2" diameter black circle floating in the bottom right corner...

move the mouse in and it disappears as well but you can move the mouse out again. This black circle has no other known effect but it is scaring us. Is this a virus? Is someone spying on us through it? Anyone heard of this. Thank yOU!
posted by wavejumper to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
I'm immediately suspecting physical damage to the LCD. If it's still under warranty, get it replaced.
posted by flabdablet at 10:00 PM on May 23, 2008

Is it a perfect circle? I'm wondering if it's an app that's lost its display mojo. Try activating Expose (F11) and see if it moves. If it doesn't, it's probably damage.
posted by Dipsomaniac at 10:04 PM on May 23, 2008

When you boot up the computer, there's a familiar white screen with the apple logo. Does it show up in this screen?
posted by theiconoclast31 at 10:45 PM on May 23, 2008

Can you take a screenshot and post it? If the hole shows up in the screenshot, I'm pretty sure that means it's not as serious as a broken LCD screen.
posted by emelenjr at 10:45 PM on May 23, 2008 [3 favorites]

If it's not physical damage, I'm wondering if it's maybe that speech recognizer thing, but somehow broken.
posted by 31d1 at 11:11 AM on May 24, 2008

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