View Full Version : White spots on your LCD? Sign this petition.

Oct 13, 2003, 04:17 AM
After researching the issue, it is obvious that many Powerbook owners have defective screens that seem to develop random "White Spots". Whats more, after having these repaired under warranty, this problem seems to reoccur for a majority of the people.

Apple's own discussion site is full of complaints from people that have this problem. In order to permanently fix this issue, it is vital for Apple to first admit the problem, and then take appropriate steps to remedy the situation.

I have created an online petition for people to sign. If your Powerbook LCD has random white spots, then please consider signing it. It is located at:


Hopefully, this will get Apple's attention, and will cause them to do something about it. Due to the number of people who are reporting this issue, Apple is obviously aware of this defect.


Oct 13, 2003, 05:15 AM
What do you expect? That Apple gives you a free replacement LCD every time you lose a pixel? Your powerbook would have cost more like $10000 if that were the case. If you had researched the issue you would be aware that all LCDs from all manufacturers are succeptible to this problem and no amount of complaining on your part will do anything to change it.

Oct 13, 2003, 05:18 AM

The problem is NOT that of a stuck 'pixel. These 'white spots' are thumb print sized spots that appear at random all over the LCDs. These are not mere burnt pixels, they are large enough to be the size of a thumb print. Yes I do expect Apple to replace such defective LCDs. This defect is NOT common among LCD manufacturers.

Oct 13, 2003, 09:13 AM
I stand corrected. If what you say is true then I would have to agree with you. Do you know the brand of the panels used?

Oct 13, 2003, 09:41 AM

I don't know what brand is being used but I will see if I can dig that info up, and will post here if I can.

By the way, a user on the Apple discussions forum posted these pictures of his or her white spots, perhaps this can help some folks better identify the problem: