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

swindlenz

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May 18, 2013
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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".
 

brop52

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Feb 26, 2007
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ioreg -lw0 | grep \"EDID\" | sed "/[^<]*</s///" | xxd -p -r | strings -6

That doesn't work?
 
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Azekecse

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Feb 6, 2013
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ioreg -lw0 | grep \"EDID\" | sed "/[^<]*</s///" | xxd -p -r | strings -6

That doesn't work?

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

Peace and blessings,

Azeke
 
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0983275

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Mar 15, 2013
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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.
 
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ColdCase

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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.

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

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Sep 22, 2010
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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
 
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fskywalker

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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

You mean on the 13 inch rMBP?
 
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swerve147

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Jan 12, 2013
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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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