Light Bleed - Screen MBA 13 - Anyone Else?

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    untype

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    Hi All,

    Today was the first day I tried out my MBA 13 with netflix. I watched a quite dark movie and I was irritated to find that the bottom of my screen has light bleeding through. It's quite annoying while watching a full screen movie.

    Does anyone else have this problem?? See the picture below. Does apple allow returns for this type of issue or is this relatively normal?

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  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Had backlight bleeding on right/left side of 11". Ended up selling it but it was quite annoying when I had darker wallpapers, screens, etc. running.

    When I complained to Apple about it (and a minor nick it came with) they gave me $160 +tax back.
     
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    Returns depend on how long you've had it...
    it does look pretty bad, so i'd at least take it into the genius bar.
     
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    Don't accept that as it's defective. Get a replacement and don't accept no or a partial payment to be quiet as you will always be disappointed. I have had perfect displays on my newest Gen MBAs and all that I have seen of others have been great. This does happen however and they should give you a new MBA. If within 14 days get a brand new one in the box. Otherwise it's a refurbished unit.

    Good luck. You deserve better.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

    untype

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    Thanks

    Thanks all. I'm actually inside the 30 day window so I can definitely return it which I think I will probably do. Do you think if I took it to the genius bar, they could just pop in a new screen or do you think they'll do a total replacement? The chassis is great and I'm not so lucky when it comes to replacements. I played the return game with apple a few years ago with the iphone and it was like russian roulette (i.e. return a phone with a skewed screen for one with dead pixels etc :))

    Anyway, thanks for all your advice and its good to know that others think its a legit problem. It annoyed the hell out of me last night when watching daywalkers which is quite a dark film.

    Incidentally, I've heard that the new ipad 2 is having bleed problems too. Just out of curiosity, is light bleeding a case problem or a screen manufacture problem?
     

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