Rare Macbook screen defect (pics)

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mark88, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 30, 2004
    I got my Macbook a couple months ago and to be honest, I noticed this issue on the very first night, but because it's so minor I thought it wouldn't be a problem OR I thought it was a characteristic of the glossy screen considering I never had one before...

    Anyway, the problem is there seems to be a section of the screen, a band if you like that contains very faint 45 degree lines. These lines are only noticeable on white and light grey backgrounds and often are very hard to see. The area affected seems to be the top 5th of the screen or there about, if you have safari taking up the full 1280x800 it starts just below the bookmarks bar.

    I find it's now becomming a distrction , web page backgrounds/tables often appear like they have a diagnal pattern when in fact they don't and considering I work in graphics this defect has become a bit of a problem....

    Check the pics and see what you think, they might make your eyes go funny, which is just what they do to me when I'm looking at my screen. The second pic has had the contrast increased just incase you can't see the lines in the first pic. The lines are like this ////////

    Would you ask for a repair?

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  2. macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2006
  3. macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2006
    Are you sure that it's not the angle or something? If you're shifting around or moving the screen, at certain angles those lines will show up.
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 30, 2004
    It's not the angle. If it were then these lines would appear in other places of the screen when viewed at the same angle.

    btw, I did find one other person with what appears to be the exact same problem, in the exact same place. Me and his are the other 2 reports I've heard about though but it seems we have identical issues.

  5. macrumors G4


    Jun 29, 2002
    Republic of Ukistan
  6. macrumors newbie


    Oct 3, 2006
    Ah, I think I see it...

    Well, if it's something that bothers you, go ahead and ask for a repair. What do you have to lose? :eek:
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 30, 2004
    that's a new one on me :)

    When I look at the pics I posted it's pretty obvious, especially on the second pic. Perhaps that's because I know what I'm looking for.

    The fact that it's not instantly noticeable makes me think twice about taking it into an Apple Store and risking looking like a fool. But I do see it every time I use the computer so...
  8. macrumors 6502

    Oct 10, 2006

    That is a foolish statment

  9. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 28, 2015
    Western Hemisphere
    Take it in...

    Apple is very good about display issues. Mass produced, the latest report I read regarding these panels was an improved yield rate of 985 per 1,000. That's excellent.

    But they still must cull out the defective ones before shipping them to Apple. They're bound to miss a few. You can't fault them for that.

    Apple will happily replace it. :D
  10. macrumors 68000

    tom vilsack

    Nov 20, 2010
    ladner cdn
    I think I have a cure for you! Have my 54 year old eyes. (can't see anything in that picture) :)
  11. macrumors 6502


    Apr 16, 2015
    San Jose, CA
    Not anymore considering that MacBook is almost a decade old now...
  12. Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    No they won't. You responded to a nearly 10 year old thread. I think Apple has long stopped supporting that model.

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