Resolved Do the early 2013 rMBPs have image retention?

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  1. rawrtiger, Jul 30, 2013
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    rawrtiger macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking to buy a new 15" rMBP (don't really care for the Haswell update so not waiting) but I want to know if image retention is still an issue.

    Does anyone with a 2013 rMBP experience it?
     
  2. nickandre21 macrumors 6502a

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    have used two early 2013 retinas. One i used for a week it had no image retention or dead pixels the other one i am using close to a month now no image retention or dead pixels.
     
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    By now, Apple should have worked the manufacturing quirks out of them. So my informed and educated guess is no.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    I don't think its apple's Manufacturing quirks but issues with the LG display. While not all LG displays exhibit this, a lot seem too and given what we see here, I'm not so sure its been solved by LG yet.

    I'm unaware of the Samsung has this problem, but my rMBP with a samsung display is perfect.
     
  6. asdfgbg macrumors regular

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    I have a rMBP 15"(2013) since yesterday and it has the new revision of the LG screens. So far no IR. Hopefully they fixed it:apple:
     
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    Agreed, and I hope my post doesn't give you too much consternation. I think there are lots of LG panels that are fine, but here in the forum we rarely see people creating threads stating how great a display panel is - just the opposite.
     
  8. Sandy Santra macrumors 6502

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    How do you tell if a 15" rMBP has the "new" revision of the LG screen?
     
  9. asdfgbg macrumors regular

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    Enter '' ioreg -lw0 | grep \”EDID\” | sed “/[^<]*</s///" | xxd -p -r | strings -6 '' into Terminal.

    LP = LG (SJA1 is the old revision, SJA2 the new one)

    LSN = Samsung
     
  10. ajanini macrumors member

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    I hoje you guys are right and Apple/LG has fixed IR, but just so you know, on my mid 2012 rMBP IR showed up after about 5 months of use.

    It's being repaired now. Hope I get a Samsung screen now.
     
  11. asdfgbg macrumors regular

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    Yeah, that's what I'm worrying about. I could still give it back to Amazon and get another one, till i got one with a Samsung screen.
    My screen is perfectly fine right now, but there are so many people who reported that IR develops over time, that's what bother me.:(
     
  12. fskywalker macrumors 65816

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    If you just bought it new have a full year or standard warranty, so don't worry too much. You can also extend the warranty through Applecare for $250 (B&H or other discounted retailers) to be covered for 2 extra years
     
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  14. devilcm3 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm using a 2012 Refurbished model, and i got SJA2 ... so thats lucky :D
     
  15. leimin macrumors newbie

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    why does apple have to different kind of LCDs anyway? :confused:
     
  16. fskywalker macrumors 65816

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    Most likely due to capacity constraints from vendors or risk management / divesity
     

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