DEFECT SURVEY: 15" LED Santa Rosa MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Xquizit, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. Xquizit macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2007
    #1
    In an effort to better organize the information regarding these new MBPs, I figured it might be easier if I put this form, and you just copy and paste the answers.. if you answered in the other thread, please answer again so this one can be more definitive..




    Purchase (and arrival if Online ordered) Date: 6/??/07
    Type of Display: Matte or Glossy
    Computer Model: 2.2 or 2.4
    Screen Manufacturer: LG or Samsung
    Manufactured Week: 22 or 23
    Built To Order: Yes or No
    Bottom 1/3 Screen Yellow?: Yes or No
    Screen Flickering at 100% brightness: Yes or No
    Dead Pixels?: Yes or No

    If you experienced issues,
    Did calibrating the LCD fix the problem: Yes or No
    Did exchanging the MBP fix the problem: Yes or No

    Other Comments:
    If exchanging didn't help, list above information for the new one also.




    To find the screen manufacturer, open up system preferences and go to Display.. Then go to the Color tab, select the Color LCD profile, and then click on Open Profile.. The information is displayed on line 13.. 9C67 is LG.. 9C68 is Samsung

    To find the manufactured week, it is located within your serial number, found on the bottom of the packaging box. It starts with W87XX. The first two numbers after the 7 is your manufacturing week.
     
  2. Xquizit thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2007
    #2
    Purchase Date: 6/05/07
    Type of Display: Matte
    Computer Model: 2.4
    Screen Manufacturer: LG
    Manufactured Week: 22
    Built To Order: No
    Bottom 1/3 Screen Yellow?: No
    Screen Flickering at 100% brightness: No
    Dead Pixels: No
     
  3. md63 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2007
    #3
    Date of Arrival: 6/11/07
    Type of display: Matte
    Computer model: 2.2
    Screen manufacturer: LG
    Manufactured Week: 22
    Built To Order: No
    Bottom 1/3 Screen yellow?: No
    Screen Flickering at 100% brightness: No
     
  4. Xquizit thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2007
    #4
    Exchange Date: 6/12/07
    Type of Display: Matte
    Computer Model: 2.4
    Screen Manufacturer: LG
    Manufactured Week: 22
    Built To Order: No
    Bottom 1/3 Screen Yellow?: No
    Screen Flickering at 100% brightness: No
    Dead Pixels?: No
    Other Comments: Exchanged first for cosmetic reasons
     
  5. iW00t macrumors 68040

    iW00t

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2006
    Location:
    Defenders of Apple Guild
    #5
    Purchase (and arrival if Online ordered) Date: 6/9/07
    Type of Display: Matte
    Computer Model: 2.4
    Screen Manufacturer: LG
    Manufactured Week: 23
    Built To Order: Yes
    Bottom 1/3 Screen Yellow?: No
    Screen Flickering at 100% brightness: No
    Dead Pixels?: No
    Other Comments: This screen is amazing!!!
     
  6. PDE macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2005
    #6
    Date of Arrival: 6/8/07
    Type of display: Matte
    Computer model: 2.2
    Screen manufacturer: LG
    Manufactured Week: 22
    Built To Order: No
    Bottom 1/3 Screen yellow?: yes
    Screen Flickering at 100% brightness: No
    Dead Pixels: No
    Audio problem: No
    Other Comments: Definite yellow hue at the bottom third when using calibrated profile. When using Iwoot's or default Apple profile, yellow hue not as noticeable because all whites are slightly off white/yellowish.

    Right arrow key does not work. So: besides the display yellow and keyboard key, everything else is, literally, perfect. I'm sending it back tomorrow because I don't want to repair a new computer.
     
  7. maxmax macrumors member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2007
    #7
    Purchase Date: 6/05/07 (in store)
    Type of Display: Matte
    Computer Model: 2.2
    Screen Manufacturer: Samsung
    Manufactured Week: 22
    Built To Order: No
    Bottom 1/3 Screen Yellow?: No
    Screen Flickering at 100% brightness: No
    Dead Pixels?: No
     
  8. Xquizit thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2007
    #8
    bump before it gets sent off the 1st page.

    i'm willing to collect the data and analyze it, but I need you guys to give some data first lol.. dont be shy.. the battery recall started from forums just like this.
     
  9. bryng macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2003
    #9
    Date of Arrival: Purchased 6 June, arrived 8 June 2007 (NZ Time)
    Type of display: Matte
    Computer model: 2.4
    Screen manufacturer: LG
    Manufactured Week: 21
    Built To Order: No
    Bottom 1/3 Screen yellow?: No
    Screen Flickering at 100% brightness: No
    Dead Pixels: No
    Other Comments: Recalibrated for warmth of colour profile. Yellow hue only if viewed at an angle. Makes my 15 inch G4 Powerbook seem like a heavy, under-powered hot-plate, and goes like a firecracker.
     
  10. birdman.ilikefl macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2007
    #10
    Date of Arrival: 8 June 2007
    Type of display: Matte
    Computer model: 2.4
    Screen manufacturer: don't know
    Manufactured Week: 21
    Built To Order: Yes - added 2GB RAM for total 4GB
    Bottom 1/3 Screen yellow?: No
    Screen Flickering at 100% brightness: No
    Dead Pixels: No
    Other Comments: Yellow hue if viewed on side. Kernel panics related to airport, not resolved after erase and install. have not yet taken it back but will do tomorow.
     
  11. BigPrince macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2006
    #11
    Purchase (and arrival if Online ordered) Date: 6/5/07 arrived 6/12/07
    Type of Display: Matte
    Computer Model: 2.2
    Screen Manufacturer: Samsung
    Manufactured Week: 23
    Built To Order: Yes
    Bottom 1/3 Screen Yellow?: No
    Screen Flickering at 100% brightness: No
    Dead Pixels?: No
     
  12. tim2006 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2006
    #12
    Purchase Date: 6/10/07
    Type of Display: Matte
    Computer Model: 2.2
    Screen Manufacturer: Samsung
    Manufactured Week: 23
    Built To Order: No
    Bottom 1/3 Screen Yellow?: No
    Screen Flickering at 100% brightness: No
    Dead Pixels?: Yes 1
     
  13. trebblekicked macrumors 6502a

    trebblekicked

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2002
    Location:
    Chicago, IL, USA
    #13
    Purchase (and arrival if Online ordered) Date: 6/12/07
    Type of Display: Matte
    Computer Model: 2.2
    Screen Manufacturer: LG
    Manufactured Week: ???
    Built To Order: No
    Bottom 1/3 Screen Yellow?: No
    Screen Flickering at 100% brightness: No
    Dead Pixels?: No

    If you experienced issues,
    Did calibrating the LCD fix the problem: Yes or No
    Did exchanging the MBP fix the problem: Yes or No

    Other Comments:
    completely issue free thusfar
     
  14. Alloye macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2007
    Location:
    Rocklin, CA
    #14
    Purchase Date: 6/8/07
    Type of Display: Glossy
    Computer Model: 2.4
    Screen Manufacturer: Samsung
    Manufactured Week: 22
    Built to Order: No
    Bottom 1/3 of Screen Yellow: No
    Screen Flickering at 100% Brightness: No
    Dead Pixels: No

    If you experienced issues,
    Did calibrating the LCD fix the problem: Yes
    Did exchanging the MBP fix the problem: N/A

    Other Comments:
    Display is perfect after calibration. Prior to calibration, the entire display had a yellow cast. Default "Color LCD" profile appears to lack blue and push green.
     
  15. Sbrocket macrumors 65816

    Sbrocket

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2007
    Location:
    /dev/null
    #15
    Purchase (and arrival if Online ordered) Date: 6/6/07
    Type of Display: Glossy
    Computer Model: 2.4
    Screen Manufacturer: Samsung
    Manufactured Week: 22
    Built To Order: No
    Bottom 1/3 Screen Yellow?: No
    Screen Flickering at 100% brightness: No
    Dead Pixels?: No

    If you experienced issues,
    Did calibrating the LCD fix the problem: N/A
    Did exchanging the MBP fix the problem: N/A

    Other Comments:
    Hardware is perfect in every way so far, calibration not required to correct color imbalances. Using default Color LCD profile.
     
  16. BrianMR macrumors regular

    BrianMR

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Location:
    USA
    #16
    My MBP rocks

    Purchase Date: 6/06/07
    Type of Display: Matte
    Computer Model: 2.4
    Screen Manufacturer: LG
    Manufactured Week: 22
    Built To Order: No
    Bottom 1/3 Screen Yellow?: No
    Screen Flickering at 100% brightness: No
    Dead Pixels?: No

    Other Comments:
    No stuck pixels.
    Purchased retail.
    Build quality is amazing.
     
  17. DHagan4755 macrumors 6502a

    DHagan4755

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2002
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    #17
    I hate to ruin the cadance of responses thus far, but one important other defect has been left out that should be noted. That is the scratching, hissing, and squealing when using the headphone jack. The electrical interference is important to a lot of pro audio folks and it would be nice to know how widespread this problem is...Thanks!
     
  18. powerocool macrumors 6502

    powerocool

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2007
    #18
    Purchase (and arrival if Online ordered) Date: 6/5/07 in store
    Type of Display: Glossy
    Computer Model: 2.4
    Screen Manufacturer: Samsung
    Manufactured Week: 22
    Built To Order: No
    Bottom 1/3 Screen Yellow?: Yes
    Screen Flickering at 100% brightness: No
    Dead Pixels?: No

    If you experienced issues,
    Did calibrating the LCD fix the problem: No
     
  19. mayoko185 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2007
    #19
    Purchase (and arrival if Online ordered) Date: Order placed online on 6/5/07, shipped on 6/8/07, received on 6/11/07
    Type of Display: Glossy
    Computer Model: 2.4
    Screen Manufacturer: Samsung
    Manufactured Week: 23
    Built To Order: No
    Bottom 1/3 Screen Yellow?: No
    Screen Flickering at 100% brightness: No
    Dead Pixels?: No
    scratching, hissing, and squealing when using the headphone jack: yes

    If you experienced issues: N/A

    Other Comments:
    Added the option about the headphone jack, yes its there but its not enough to bug me as its only there if there is no sound/music playing (which would be the only time id have a headset on so this is a non-issue for me ;)). Otherwise im very very happy with my brand new :apple:!! Im just glad I was lucky, and from the looks of this forum was one of the few who got a good samsung panel :rolleyes:
     
  20. weckart macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2004
    #20
    Purchase Date: 6/09/07
    Type of Display: Glossy
    Computer Model: 2.4
    Screen Manufacturer:Samsung
    Manufactured Week: 22
    Built To Order: No
    Bottom 1/3 Screen Yellow? Yes
    Screen Flickering at 100% brightness: No
    Dead Pixels?: No

    If you experienced issues,
    Did calibrating the LCD fix the problem: Calibrated the screen as the default LCD profile left a yellowish cast over the entire screen, not just the bottom 1/3. Yellow now only visible (around fonts particularly) if viewed from the side.
    (Edit 02/07/2007. Bottom third of screen shows yellowing, but not offensively so. On examination, this appears to be bound up with the narrow viewing angles, as the yellowing disappears upon lifting the base and tippping the screen back.)

    Did exchanging the MBP fix the problem: May yet do, as the firmware governing the internal fans does not appear to be working, otherwise all is fine with this laptop. The screen is much better than the 9C60 panel from the previous MBPC2D.

    Other Comments:
    If exchanging didn't help, list above information for the new one also.
     
  21. sjo macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2005
    #21
    Purchase: 6/8/07
    (and arrival if Online ordered) Date: 6/15/07
    Type of Display: Glossy
    Computer Model: 2.2
    Screen Manufacturer: Samsung
    Manufactured Week: 23
    Built To Order: No
    Bottom 1/3 Screen Yellow?: No
    Screen Flickering at 100% brightness: No
    Dead Pixels?: No
     
  22. other macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2005
    #22
    Purchase Date: 6/6/07
    Arrival Date: 6/14/07
    Type of Display: Glossy
    Computer Model: 2.2
    Screen Manufacturer: LG
    Manufactured Week: 23
    Built To Order: Yes (added 160 GB 5400 RPM harddrive)
    Bottom 1/3 Screen Yellow?: Bottom 1/3rd, I guess I would say no, but a smaller part of the bottom is definitely different.
    Screen Flickering at 100% brightness: I don't think it flickers when it's at 100 % brightness, but it clearly flickers when it's not at 100 % brightness.
    Dead Pixels?: No

    I have not yet contacted Apple about the issues. I'll probably do that tomorrow.
     
  23. travistaylor macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2006
    #23
    urchase (and arrival if Online ordered) Date: Purchase: 6/5/07 Arrived: 6/11/07
    Type of Display: Matte
    Computer Model: 2.4
    Screen Manufacturer: Samsung
    Manufactured Week: 21
    Built To Order: No
    Bottom 1/3 Screen Yellow?: No
    Screen Flickering at 100% brightness: No
    Dead Pixels?: No

    If you experienced issues,
    Did calibrating the LCD fix the problem: N/A
    Did exchanging the MBP fix the problem: N/A

    Other Comments:
    II did have some crazy sleep issues during my car ride down to Florida yesterday (I am on vacation). I was operating off of the battery, and when I would close the laptop, it would go to sleep for a few moments, and then kick back on with the display on full blast and I could not turn it down for some reason. I think I fixed the problem by messing around with the Energy settings. But it really freaked me out...so I went ahead and uninstalled Parallels and moved my HDD back to one OS X Partition and deleted Windows from Boot Camp. Now it seems like it takes it longer to boot up. I will probably do a clean install of OS X when I get home. That way I can just start from square one and see if I have any more sleep issues. I feel sure it was an operator error. I'm a noob to OS X...so it's certainly possible.
     
  24. eenu macrumors 65816

    eenu

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2006
    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    #24
    Date of Arrival: 14/06/07
    Type of display: Matte
    Computer model: 2.4
    Screen manufacturer: LG
    Manufactured Week: 23
    Built To Order: No
    Bottom 1/3 Screen yellow?: No
    Screen Flickering at 100% brightness: No
    Dead Pixels: No
     
  25. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

    sikkinixx

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2005
    Location:
    Rocketing through the sky!
    #25
    Purchase Date: 6/14/07
    Type of Display: Matte
    Computer Model: 2.2
    Screen Manufacturer: Samsung
    Manufactured Week: 23
    Built To Order: No
    Bottom 1/3 Screen Yellow?: Yes
    Screen Flickering at 100% brightness: No
    Dead Pixels?: No

    If you experienced issues,
    Did calibrating the LCD fix the problem: Not Really
    Did exchanging the MBP fix the problem: Haven't done it (yet)

    Other Comments:
    It is actually fairly noticeable. The default calibration is particularly yellowish on the whole screen although more so on the bottom. It's not unbearable or anything and I will try further calibration. I hesitate to return it because otherwise this thing is tip-top. No dead/stuck pixels is great.

    Edit: I used SuperCal and it helped quite a bit. Still some yellowish near the bottom but it looks much better overall! :)
     

Share This Page