Annoyed with uneven display/screen

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dreary, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. dreary macrumors regular

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    i've had my mpb for a little over a month now, but the unevenness of the screen is bothering. i noticed that the left side is slightly higher than the right side. i looked at the black hinges and the left hinge is further out than the right hinge. is there anything i can do to fix it? :mad:
     
  2. mr.stinki macrumors 6502

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  3. dreary thread starter macrumors regular

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    unfortunately i live in the middle of nowhere, so thats not really an option. :(
     
  4. Nocturnal22 macrumors 6502

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    send it out for repair through applecare then.
     
  5. hugorganista macrumors member

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    As good as the Apple packaging may seem, usually a lifted screen can mean it was damaged during shipment.

    Call Apple Care and see what they can do. Even if you don't have Apple Care, you still have a years warranty on parts and some software.
     
  6. dreary thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah, i'm going to call. if i don't have apple care, can i buy it and then ask them to repair it? i thought i could live with it but its driving me crazy.
     
  7. applebook macrumors 6502a

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    This doesn't sound a defect to me. Perhaps if you posted pictures, we can get a better idea of how big the problem is.

    ALL LCD displays have slightly differing brightness levels all over the screen even when you look directly at them. I've never seen a laptop LCD that didn't have mediocre viewing angles. Even the best desktop LCDs are not perfectly even.
     
  8. dreary thread starter macrumors regular

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    i'll take a picture when i get up (lol). however, i don't have a tripod so i might take the picture so it doesn't show the unevenness. i do plan on showing how the left hinge is looser than the right one which is probably the reason why its uneven.
     
  9. hugorganista macrumors member

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    I don't think you need to get Apple Care.

    Just tell them that this is how you got it.

    Think of it this way: If your buying a product, you want it to work and you want to be satisfied with it. Why should you pay for Apple Care when this is Apple's fault?
     
  10. shambo macrumors 6502a

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  11. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    One side of the hinge being out of whack is NOT a feature, it's a flaw. It should be flush with the rest of the computer on both sides.
     

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