"Bruise" on Apple LCD Display screen

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by California, Nov 5, 2006.

  1. California macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
    I got a 17" Apple Studio Display from someone I know. When he was putting it back into its original box, he put the styrofoam upside down and I believe he pressed down hard on the screen in order to close the box.

    When i turned it on, there is a fingertip sized "bruise" on the screen, it actually looks like a black and blue mark on your skin! It is a darkened spot and when the screen goes black, it illuminates sort of yellowish in an irredescent way.

    Is this damaged beyond repair? Would heat help it? Are there any tests or things i can do to eliminate this bruise? It is about four inches in and two inches up from the bottom frame so it is very noticable.
  2. Karpfish macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2006
    Was it a gift, or did you buy it? if you bought it i would return it. If you were given it as a gift then im not sure about fixes, but good luck.
  3. Sobering macrumors regular

    Aug 27, 2006
    I think just wait it out. It's like the screen on my cousins MacBook. My little nephew stepped on the screen of his MacBook and had the same thing as what you were describing. As long as nothing cracked or anything in the screen it should go away with some time.
  4. powerknowledge macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2007
    I have a similar problem with the screen on my 17" MacBook Pro. I was very, very gentle in cleaning it, but apparently I applied too much pressure in one spot, leaving a bruise about the size of the tip of my pinky-finger about four inches in and up from the lower left-hand corner. It's the worst possible place (every app window opens there) and is extremely noticeable, and distracting, against a white background. I can mediate how dark it appears by tilting the screen (certain angles make it appear more pronounced), but it's always there. And now, I'm noticing lighter, wispy bruises elsewhere on the screen.

    My point is that I don't believe these are blemishes that fade over time, but if anyone has strategies for at least lessening their appearance I'd certainly appreciate it.

    I'd also appreciate it if these screens weren't so fragile (and so costly to replace), but tech is what it is, I guess.

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