2011 Macbook Pro 13, Normal Amount of Backlight Bleed?

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  1. jeff_siler macrumors 6502

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    Just got a new 2011 i5 Macbook Pro 13". Im noticing that there is considerable amount of backlight bleed on the bottom of the display. Is this normal?

    http://imgur.com/FQPYs
     
  2. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

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    That just looks like glare from your keyboard lights. Turn that off and then take another pic.
     
  3. jeff_siler thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Pic with keyboard backlight off.

    http://imgur.com/QRrsN
     
  4. axu539 macrumors 6502a

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    That looks fine. If it really bothers you, go exchange it. However, my old '08 MBP had much, much worse backlight bleeding after a year and a half of use. It was bleeding from 3 edges, and the bleeding would extend in maybe an inch from all 3 of those sides. Watching movies (with darker backgrounds) in dark rooms would make it VERY apparent.
     
  5. jeff_siler thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. With the dock, you can't see it at all (which I keep visible at all times). Loving the laptop otherwise so I think I will just keep it.
     
  6. jeff_siler thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Would anyone else with a 13" 2011 MacBook pro be able to post their backlight in the same conditions I did ( lights off, full brightness, black background, no dock)?
     
  7. jeff_siler thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Anyone?
     
  8. DudeMartin, Mar 12, 2011
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    Try again now? I tried changing the permissions.
     
  13. jeff_siler thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks I feel a 100 times better knowing its "normal". Your happy with yours?
     
  14. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    My 2010 MBP has identical backlight bleed. It is only visible on the bootup screen (I used bootxchanger to make it black, not grey).
     
  15. adnoh macrumors 6502a

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    All mbps have to some extent, if you're not happy get it replaced for free
     

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