15 RMBP Line of Dead Pixels?

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  1. appleisgod macrumors regular

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    I returned from a weekend trip to my RMBP to find a blue line straight down the screen. I'm assuming they are dead or stuck pixels, how might I be able to fix them? I'm in Thailand for study abroad and this happening after my iPhone already crapped out have not made me too stoked as there are no Apple stores here. Any ideas anyone?
     
  2. dontpannic macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like the LCD or LCD Cable. Apple store to replace!
     
  3. xxcysxx macrumors 6502

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    Probably got moisture cumulated somewhere and something got shorted. If a visit to a Genius Bar is out of your convinient, why don't you try and leave it in a rice barrel for a few days and see if it fixes it.

    Goodluck
     
  4. AppleMacFinder macrumors 6502a

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    If you are sure that inverter cable is a problem, then:
    1) Find out the part number of you cable
    2) Search for the same part number at eBay/some other place

    Shouldn't cost more than $30.
     
  5. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    You can't replace the inverter cable in a rMBP.
     
  6. AppleMacFinder macrumors 6502a

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    It seems you are right! :eek: Wow, this computer truly deserves iFixit 1 from 10 repairability score.
     
  7. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    You haven't been able to do it officially for years. And you haven't been able to do it without cracking (literally in most cases!) the glass off of the LCD.
     
  8. cosmicjoke macrumors 6502

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    Call up Apple Care and ask them what to do in your situation...
     
  9. justperry, Nov 28, 2012
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    Erm, LED backlit displays do not need an inverter, those are only needed for CCFL.
    (It converts a low voltage to a high voltage needed by CCFL's, leds are already low voltage)


    Seems to be a graphic card problem.

    I am also in Asia, but in a cooler place than you, moisture can be a problem, be aware that if you use it in an air conditioned place and then go to a hot place condensation could be a problem.
     
  10. AppleMacFinder macrumors 6502a

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    It is possible to do on classic MBP.
     
  11. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    Yes it's possible but you need to pull the glass off - which in quite a few cases will break!
     
  12. Saladinos macrumors 68000

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    They'll arrange a courier to pick it up most likely. They're usually very fast at getting your device repaired and shipped back out to you.

    I definitely would not try replacing it myself (even if it were possible), especially since its under warranty.
     
  13. AppleMacFinder macrumors 6502a

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    Since he is in Thailand currently, he cannot use any option related to Apple Store.
     
  14. Saladinos macrumors 68000

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    He can still have it repaired by Apple, even if he can't take it to a store.

    http://www.apple.com/asia/support/

    I came across this number for Apple support in Thailand:

    I'd recommend he give them a call on Monday. As I said, they'll likely arrange for it to be picked up, repaired and returned to you.
     

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