13" MBA new (20011) Screen problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Napolke, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. Napolke macrumors member

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    At the bottom of a screen the image is not uniform, there are waives at the bottom of the screen very noticeable when the screen is white.

    It's LP screen with LTH ssd.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks
     
  2. JHUFrank macrumors 6502a

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    I would return it. Displays should be uniform with no dead pixels. Apple is generally very good about taking care of this sort of problem.
     
  3. Napolke thread starter macrumors member

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    There are no dead pixels, it's just look like the LCD was not tighten evenly at the bottom.
     
  4. Lord Appleseed macrumors 6502a

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    At what viewing angle is this visible? Could you post a picture?
     
  5. Napolke thread starter macrumors member

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    at 0 or 90, I'll try to get a pic.
     
  6. VMMan macrumors 6502a

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    This issue will bug you all the time. I'd return it or at least go to an Apple store and place your laptop next to the display model to compare.
     
  7. B.Chang macrumors member

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    It's very easy to get it replaced. Just schedule a genius bar appointment at your local apple store and they will be very helpful.

    If you don't have a store nearby, call Customer Service and they should overnight you a box. :]
     
  8. Napolke thread starter macrumors member

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    Here it is
     

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  9. mrdm macrumors regular

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    Mine is the same way. All of the macbook airs at my local apple store looked the same. I think this is just the nature of the thin screen and the somewhat limited viewing angles. If you end up swapping your air chances are you will find another issue. It may be worse (dead pixel, noisy fan, temperamental key on the keyboard, etc.). These are mass made products and all have their little quirks. My advice - enjoy your air.
     
  10. Napolke thread starter macrumors member

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    I think it would be very hard for me to enjoy it when mass production could give you (dead pixel, noisy fan, temperamental key on the keyboard, etc.).

    I am perfectionist.
     
  11. groovyone789 macrumors newbie

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    Mine is the same way as well.
     
  12. Napolke thread starter macrumors member

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    Too bad for Apple I would not accept it.
     
  13. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

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    All Macbook Air 13 and 11 inch models do this at the bottom. Check out the others at the Apple Store, you'll see the same thing on all of them. It must have something to do with how thin they made the display.
     
  14. Napolke thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't really care "how thin they made the display' they must at list meet the common sens for LCD, like mine 15 years old ThinkPad.
     
  15. marrzie macrumors regular

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    They might all have it but some are worse than others. My current air 2011 samsung is much better than My previous 2010 lg. You really have to look hard to notice it now. And i am super picky.
     
  16. adnoh macrumors 6502a

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    Its a well documented issue. Like it or lump it i'm afraid.
     
  17. Napolke thread starter macrumors member

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    I did exchange it today and new one is much much much better, almost
    perfect
     
  18. misterneums macrumors 6502

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    Must be a Samsung screen. Your old one must have been an LG screen.


    *Runs away from the fanboys*
     
  19. hystery macrumors member

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    Could you share your screen ID and post a pic? I'm interested in Samsung LCDs, I've also had terrible LG screen and got exchanged with much better one (still LG though).
     
  20. Napolke thread starter macrumors member

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    what was that command for screen ID?
     
  21. Napolke thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok, here it is

    SSD: SM128C
    SCREEN: LP133WP1-TJA3
     
  22. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Nope, my 13 inch LG is perfect, if there is any issue it is not decernible to my eyes.

    Naturally...

    Another LG and almost perfect, if you look at anything hard enough, your going to find imperfection...
     
  23. morpheuz, Aug 15, 2011
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    morpheuz macrumors newbie

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    I've posted this in another thread already:
    I've been to two different Apple Stores in two different cities and I've checked almost all of the displayed Airs for this issue and all of them showed it. Some of them were better than mine (which looks very much like Napolke's) but some of them even worse.
    I guess you could get a better one if you're lucky, but hey... I'll keep mine.
    Which doesn't mean that I'm satisfied with the screen quality Apple delivers with the Airs for now.
     

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