Bad Display on New MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by louismgrafix, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. louismgrafix macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2008
    So I just purchased a new 15" mbp just 3 days ago and I just noticed today that the LED display on the bottom has vertical bright spots that alternate with dark spots that fade out maybe 4 inches up.

    Is this a problem that has been heard of before? I've searched around a little bit and didn't see anything similar.
  2. creator2456 macrumors 68000


    Jul 10, 2007
    Take it back. If it has been heard of before or not, it is not normal.
  3. rezonat0r macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2007
    Yep, someone else had this issue. It's a problem with the LED backlight; something like only every other row of LEDs is working.
  4. louismgrafix thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2008
    Ok, update. Called Apple Tech Support as I was writing the post.

    They had me reset the power management by unplugging the power cord, removing the battery and then holding down the power button for 5 seconds.

    Then he had me hold down Apple, Option, P & R right after turning the computer back on.

    This solved the problem.
  5. Harryt223 macrumors member

    Feb 18, 2008
    glad to hear your problem was solved, this will be useful for others :D

  6. jacjac3 macrumors member

    Feb 18, 2008
    I have the same problem. It happens randomly. I just close the lid then bring it back up. Seems to solve the problem. If it starts to happen more often I will return it. Don't worry we all the 1 year manufacturer warranty. This problem is definitely apple's fault

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