Umm .. my MBP17 screen went from Matte to Glossy overnight ..

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  1. eVolcre macrumors 65816

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    I have no idea how this happened. I ordered a glossy screen. It was definitely MATTE last night. I can tell the difference. Woke up this morning and it is glossy :confused: Is this even possible? And no .. I can tel the difference. The screen is crisper this morning .. there is definitely more reflection .. it became glossy

    I'm not sure how much I like it yet .. but thats another thread. Can anyon explain this change to me?

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  2. iGary Guest

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    For some reason I don't know whether you are joking, high or both.
     
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  4. eVolcre thread starter macrumors 65816

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    iGary - I swear to God - I am neither. And no ... it is NOT the lighting. It looks different. You guys have seen all my posts, Im not trolling or joking. I am being dead serious ...

    eV
     
  5. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

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    Maybe post a shot of the screen? Maybe the stress of waiting for a third machine was too much? ;)
     
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    Ah Apple's lawyers must have broken into your house overnight after reading your last post and swapped it!

    On a more serious note, at least Apple did give you what you ordered. :)
     
  9. plinden macrumors 68040

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    It's almost certainly the lighting. How's the lighting arranged in your room? Do you have your back to the window? In that case, at night you wouldn't have a light source behind you, but you would in the morning.

    My wife's MacBook is definitely a glossy screen - MacBook's don't come any other way - but the way we have our study arranged, she faces the window and doesn't have any lamps behind her.

    We can't see any reflections at all on it, no matter what angle we sit at.
     
  10. eAspenwood macrumors member

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    hmmm. Night vs. day makes a big difference unless you work in a windowless dungeoun. Wait until tonight when the lighting conditions are the same, and see....

    -- J.
     
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    I think this posters eyes have finally glazed over. [​IMG]

    Or the contact lenses were finally swapped for a fresh pair.
     
  13. chosenwolf macrumors 6502a

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    Hahahaha



    eV, when I got my 17" MBP I thought the screen was glossy as well (The 17" matte screen has the glossy look whereas with the 15" MBP you can completely distinguish between the two finishes).
     
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  15. chosenwolf macrumors 6502a

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    This was mine when I received it (it looks much shinier in person). The finish does have that glossy appearance but you notice that it definitely isn't glossy after an hour or so of INITIAL use.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. bbrosemer macrumors 6502a

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    does anyone know if they will actually change the screen if u want to a glossy after purchasing it already
     
  17. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    No. I don't know this officially, but no. Not a chance.

    And to the OP: Unless it's possessed by gloss-demons, your screen was glossy from the start. From what I've read (can't be 100% sure, as I have a matte) the glossy screens still aren't "high polish"--sort of a compromise position to prevent huge glare--so it probably just looked matte at night when there wasn't a lot of ambient glare and the brightness was lower (I'm assuming here that you've got the ambient light sensor automatically adjusting the brightness).
     
  18. nylon macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly how many machines have you been through at this point?

    From what I remember, 2 or 3 15" MBP's and 2 17" MBP's. So if I'm not mistaken this is either your 5th or 6th machine. That's got to be a record. :eek:
     
  19. knifegun macrumors member

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    Believe it or not, my record is:

    3 15" MBPs
    2 17" MBPs

    RMA for a 3rd one...I am waiting until the last day to ship it out hoping the display issue will be resolved (uneven illumination...check my other posts if you want more info).
     
  20. JMG macrumors 6502a

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    can i buy weed off you?
     
  21. nylon macrumors 6502a

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    Wow! Gotta love that Apple support.
     
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    even weed doesnt **** u up taht much into thinking that..
     
  23. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    You've either a) lost your mind b) are somehow under the influence of narcotics or c) built in RDF generator finally kicked in. (I hear there is a problem with these as well, they over-applied the distortion paste which causes the RDF to kick in only in cases of extreme reality)
     
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    Did you get AppleCare Plus? With AppleCare Plus your Mac knows if something is wrong and calls Apple by itself. Within an hour a team of ninja goblins from Apple's payroll appears and fixes everything sometimes upgrading things that didn't need to be upgraded. They won't show up if you're watching though.
     
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    Damn you, I just spit Bacardi Breezer all over my Mighty Mouse":D :D
     

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