iBook 14" uneven screen brightness

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Warbrain, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. Warbrain macrumors 603

    Warbrain

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    I've had this iBook for about five months now. Over the past few days while using my computer and having the brightness down to one above zero, I've noticed that the left side of my screen is not as bright as the right side. If I crank up the brightness a bit, it isn't as noticeable.

    This isn't the first problem that I've had with this computer. In October, the iBook had to be sent in for repair after some cables had to be re-seated on the logic board. I don't want to send this computer in again for another repair, especially with school beginning again in a few weeks.

    Is there anything that I could possibly do about this problem myself without having to take it to Apple for repair?
     
  2. Deepdale macrumors 68000

    Deepdale

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    If you have Applecare, let them deal with it.
     
  3. dmetzcher macrumors regular

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    Even if you don't have AppleCare, the warranty on your machine is still good, so let Apple deal with it. The cost of replacing the screen, if that's the issue, would be higher than I'm sure you'd want to pay. Send it back to Apple and get it repaired professionally so that your warranty is not affected.
     
  4. Warbrain thread starter macrumors 603

    Warbrain

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    I don't have Applecare as I was in a moment of having a limited amount of money along with the fact that I've never had to use the warranty from Apple on any of the previous computers my family has bought from them. I know the warranty is still good, but I don't want to be without the computer for long. So it most likely will be something I deal with later when I have the time.

    I also wanted to know if anyone else has any problems with their screens on their newer iBooks. It would be interesting to see if this is just one incident or a problem across the new revisions.
     
  5. California macrumors 68040

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    If it is a problem that bothers you enough to write MR about it, just find an alternate computer for a week and send it in. I have the same computer, on it now, and there is some resident unevenness to the illumination on the bottom corners of the screen, but because I know that is just how the LCD is pinched in place, it doesn't bother me.

    WIth your problem it sounds like an uneven backlight or angled backlight. I'd send it in -- maybe you'll get a new machine out of it.
     
  6. xinxin macrumors member

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    Oops, uneven brightness issue again

    My powerbook got this problem as well. And not just uneven brightness, some area looks pinky.

    So far I have setup more than 10 laptops, none of them got good display. I am not sure whether apple can replace it for you. But what I AM sure is, if they replace it for you, it won't be better.

    My pb is 5 month old now.

    BTW, a three year old taiwan made laptop looks much better quality than now. I don't think apple making good quality stuff anymore.
     
  7. OutThere macrumors 603

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    For the record Applecare=Warranty
     

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