Backlight Shines Through MacBook's Lid

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  1. DMC-12 macrumors 6502

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    I've been trying to find info on this because I know I read about it somewhere a long time ago.

    I just got my white refurbished 2.2 GHz MacBook on Friday, and tonight I got my first good look at Apple logo and lid in the dark. There is light penetrating the lid's casing around the bottom left corner, near the logo itself, and in a few other places. Is this at all normal, aside from the fact that it makes sense with the white plastic? Can anyone else with a white MacBook confirm or deny this phenomenon? It's hard to capture with a camera, but I'll try to post pics.
     
  2. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    Its totally normal...don't worry about it.
     
  3. DMC-12 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    If this is true of everyone else's white MBs then I'm OK with it, I guess. I just want to make sure that it's not a rarity due to some substandard lid casing or something.
     
  4. iTeen macrumors 65816

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    both my blackbook and my friends whitebook don't have this problem...just checked
     
  5. DMC-12 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Can anyone else check their MacBook(s)?
     
  6. khunxhor macrumors member

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    if im understanding correctly, then no, my mb doesnt do this...just checked
     
  7. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    I don't understand where you're saying the light is coming from. You say "around the bottom left corner", but then you say it's near the logo which is in the center.

    Basically, the back of your monitor should only have light coming out of the Apple logo. That's it. No other area should have light.
     
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    There was a thread about this a few months back with white MB.

    You are saying in the dark that light shines through the case? When closed are opened? The light from the LCD will shine through white MB, but probably not black MB. I had the same thing on my MB.
     
  10. DMC-12 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, I couldn't get it to show up on camera, so I took a picture of a MacBook and did some rough editing to show what it looks like. Keep in mind that the glowing light is exaggerated to show what's going on, but it's in exactly the right areas, only too faint to really show up on camera.

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  11. DMC-12 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Anyone else have a MacBook lid that looks like this in the dark?
     

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