dim spots on new 17" mbp.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by stevieapollo, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. stevieapollo macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2008
    Whittier, CA
    does anyone notice dim spots in random places on there glassy 17" macbook pros? is this normal? i found it most noticeable when on web pages with light colored back rounds and also when the machine first boots up, and you get that white/grey screen, then the blue screens. also when you change the back round to a solid color like grey or blue i can notice it very well. i guess what i am trying to say is that the screen does not look even in color and light distribution.:confused:

    can anyone tell me what dead pixels look like? would i be able to tell if i had some? i have never experienced uneven lighting on any of my previous mbps, but then again they were all matte screens.
  2. freethinker macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2009
    I have the same issues but with antiglare screen

    I've got the same light bleed issues wit all three unibody MacBook Pro 17-inch antiglare i had so far (original + 1st and 2nd replacement units)

    please check my thred:

    Since I am on my 3rd unibody MBP 17-inch with antiglare screen option (2nd replacement) , I honestly do not think that swapping it out with another will actually resolve the issue.

    I noticed when laptop is cold - the light bleed issue less obvious but still screen too far from the perfection and still there is lack of color accuracy and pinkish/reddish tint at a certain angles that causes the the colors to be saturated towards a more of a purplish look + constant slight flickering effect that actually tires out the eyes

    on top of this all I've got DEAD PIXELS on my 2nd replacement unit's screen (3rd MacBook Pro 17-inch antiglare unit I had so far)

    I don't want to exchange for another unit with the same problems anymore but at the same time I need 17-inch MacBook Pro for my projects and just before buying unibody MBP17" - got rid of my previous generation of MBP17" with PERFECT LED ANTIGLARE/MATTE DISPLAY :(

    my PicasaWebAlbum:

    I've left some comments in similar thread on Apple Discussions forum: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1923032&tstart=0

    You can simply look on you screen with black/dark solid background in the darkness in order to check if you had dead pixels.
    If you want to see what dead pixels look like as well as get the file I use to test display quality - check my PicasaWebAlbum link above
    (you can download any photos in higher resolution using Picasa "Download" menu above every photograph)

    please let us know how similar light bleed issue of your MacBooK Pro and if you've got any dead pixels....

    good luck

    P.S. I have updated link to my PicasaWebAlbum + uploaded new photos for all three units I had so far (original + 1st and 2nd replacement) + uploaded MacBookPro17_DisplayTest_Black_1920x1200_300dpi.jpg file I use to test display quality (you all are welcome to download this file in its full resolution using Picasa "Download" menu above image preview).
  3. YsoSerious macrumors 6502


    Oct 8, 2008
    I saw your pictures, but how did you get that blank "black" screen to test for light bleed? Did you just use a black background?
  4. snowmoon macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2005
    Albany, NY
    It's simplistic, but it works


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