Are LEDs safe now?

zoran

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I delayed my MBPro purchase due to the led problems many users encountered. Now im back from holidays i kinda missed all the action in news n stuff so i dont know what has really happened on this subject!
So... whats up with those new led screens the 15" MBPro is wearing? Are they fixed, is it safe to purchase a MBPro right now?
 

vicious7

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That's a good question. I would assume that since it's now a couple of months down the line that Apple has addressed the screen issues. I think there is a thread that is asking the same question. Check here for results.
 

fr4c

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seems like the issue calmed down a bit, so I think you're good. but you must keep in mind that only people with the LCD problem posts on the forums, there are countless others who have perfect screens that dont post anything. so really, the problem is not as major as some are led to believe. if you need a MBP soon, then just buy it. if you can hold out a bit, then wait for Leopard.
 

dacreativeguy

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I have a new MBP with a LED screen and let me assure everyone that it is completely safe. It hasn't burned out my retinas and I still have all my fingers and toes. I'll let you know if I suffer any ill effects from this awesome computer.
 

Chris F

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A quick look through the defect survey thread and I noticed a few trends:

- as far as I can tell LG screens past week 29 or so do not have the yellowing issue
- all recently shipped 15" 2.4 models seem to use the LG screen
 

Cybergypsy

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A quick look through the defect survey thread and I noticed a few trends:

- as far as I can tell LG screens past week 29 or so do not have the yellowing issue
- all recently shipped 15" 2.4 models seem to use the LG screen
my first was a week 31 samsung that was bad my week 30 lg is super white
 

zoran

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seems like the issue calmed down a bit, so I think you're good. but you must keep in mind that only people with the LCD problem posts on the forums, there are countless others who have perfect screens that dont post anything. so really, the problem is not as major as some are led to believe. if you need a MBP soon, then just buy it. if you can hold out a bit, then wait for Leopard.
why wait for leopard? whats leopard have to do with this situation?
 

BlizzardBomb

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I think the point was that by the time leopard comes out-- the quality control problem of the yellow screen will have been fixed, plus you get leopard... :)
Agreed, you'll get that little bit extra value for money by holding out the extra month and a bit to get Leopard with it.
 

Raska

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My first MBP which arrived 8/23 had the yellow tint issue (Samsung screen). My second MBP bought at a retail store 8/24 is perfect (LG screen).
 

macfanmac

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My first MBP which arrived 8/23 had the yellow tint issue (Samsung screen). My second MBP bought at a retail store 8/24 is perfect (LG screen).
You are a lucky one;). Wish me luck. I'm from Hong Kong. My 8/24 week 33 MBP has yellow tint (Samsung screen). I'm waiting for exchange.

It is funny when I check the display MBP on different reseller and mac road show. They have different model # 9C56 (?) but also belongs samsung manufacturer (00000610) and seem not to have yellow tint issue. At first I think apple finally solved the problem. However, when I opened up the box at home, I saw it and 9C68:eek:. My heart sink:(.
Besides, the 17" model seem not to have the problem.
 

Matrixmax

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You are a lucky one;). Wish me luck. I'm from Hong Kong. My 8/24 week 33 MBP has yellow tint (Samsung screen). I'm waiting for exchange.
My 8/28 week 32 samsung has that too:mad:
i am going to do the exchange tomorrow.(they come to pick up this one first)
dunno when will the next one arrives?:(

macfanmac, let me know how your case turns out as i am in hk also.
 

fr4c

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But thats only a rumor right? I mean has Apple announced exactly when in October or might it be Nov, i think i remember something about 2007 fall, thats quite vague!
buy the MBP whenever you need to use it. no one is telling you to wait or whatnot, just giving you suggestions based on current news and developing aspects based on where Leopard is now on the final release stage.

if you need it now, then buy it. if not, then buy it whenever your hearts content.
 

matt l

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it deffo seems like the problem lies with the samsung screens now, has anyone got a 2.2 glossy which has been made by lg/? i have a feeling samsung are making most of the 2.2 glossy's and these are the ones that are yellow.
 

DeepShadows

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my samsung matte screen week 29 has the yellowing and I had a question, do you think if I waited to exchange it till october would my new macbook pro come with leopard on it? should I just wait to return till leopard comes out to return?
 

matt l

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my samsung matte screen week 29 has the yellowing and I had a question, do you think if I waited to exchange it till october would my new macbook pro come with leopard on it? should I just wait to return till leopard comes out to return?
if you return it after leopard comes out i see know reason whyr it wouldn't come with it, it would be a **** about for apple to put tiger on just becuase you had it on your old machine had it.