Does anyone know the terminal command to check screen type on rMBP 13?

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  1. swindlenz macrumors member

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    Hi guys

    Wondering if anyone knows the command to check screen manufacturer for the rMPB 13"?

    I can find the command for the 15" rMBP but it does not work with my 13".
     
  2. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    ioreg -lw0 | grep \"EDID\" | sed "/[^<]*</s///" | xxd -p -r | strings -6

    That doesn't work?
     
  3. swindlenz thread starter macrumors member

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    Nope. Doesn't work. Doesn't even return anything.
     
  4. ColdCase macrumors 68030

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  5. fskywalker macrumors 65816

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    It is curious that the 13 inch MacBook Air does have a code to check the screen, but not the 13 inch rMBP.
     
  6. Azekecse macrumors newbie

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    That script only works for the 15" MacBook Pro Retina, I learned this through experience.

    Peace and blessings,

    Azeke
     
  7. Idarzoid macrumors 6502

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    if I remember correctly, Apple disabled it on 13" rMBP, something to do with people returning perfectly fine LG screens for a Samsung screen.
     
  8. chrisrosemusic1 macrumors 6502a

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    This sounds a little bogus to me lol. How would they disable it without a software update?
     
  9. swerve147 macrumors 6502a

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    Is there an image retention problem on the 13 in to begin with?
     
  10. ColdCase macrumors 68030

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    And why would they not disable the r15inch where it seems nearly all the problems are?
     
  11. BL4zD macrumors 6502

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    you can open color sync utility > Devices > Displays > Color LCD > open Factory Profile > scroll to the bottom > open Apple Display Make and Model information > look at the Manufacturer and Model information
     
  12. fskywalker macrumors 65816

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    You mean on the 13 inch rMBP?
     
  13. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    The 13" was released months later. It has different firmware so it would be possible to do it there.
     
  14. BL4zD macrumors 6502

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    yes, that will work for the 13 inch rMBP. It will work on any macbook.
     
  15. swerve147 macrumors 6502a

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    Unfortunately the ColorSync utility information is useless for this purpose. Identical codes have been spotted in MacBooks as far back as 2008.

    There's no known way to identify the actual panel manufacturer in 13 in Retina MBPs. This has been discussed at length both here and at ASC for months now.
     

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