Early 2015 rMBP Backlight Bleeding. Normal?

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  1. intop macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I just received my new 13" rMBP (256gb and 16gb) and view some backlight bleeding on the screen, so I decided to take a picture to see if it is bad or normal. What do you guys think?

    Is a minor backlight bleeding or order to return this unit? This is my first mac.
    I have 10 days to return this unit via Apple Store online.


    The rMBP have IPS panel? Is normal view Bleeding ?
    Below is a test you can run at full screen and brightness:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WexJRnud32U

    NOTE: In normal condition not view this problem, only in a black background in rom with low light.

    Two pictures with my backling bleeding.

    100% brightness.
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    50% brightness.
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    Thanks!
     
  2. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    If it annoys you, return it.

    But honestly, I can not see any backlight bleeding in that picture. Also, if you'll never encounter it when you use it (100% light on a black background), why complain about it?
     
  3. iPad Retina macrumors 6502a

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    I would just go and return it, might not be a big deal now, but later on when deciding on selling it, the screen bleed will have second thoughts on the computer
     
  4. redheeler macrumors 603

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    That doesn't look bad at all, and if you don't see it often during normal use there isn't much of a reason to exchange. I doubt you'll find one much better if you exchange anyway, they all have some bleed.
     
  5. stokyo macrumors newbie

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    This is normal. Look up IPS glow on Google. Literally every IPS panel has a reddish hue tint on one side and green on the other. If you look at your first picture you'll be able to tell the colors apart.
     
  6. intop thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for all response!

    Not see any backlight bleeding in the first picture with 100% brightness ? I view different colors in the corners

    Thanks. This is my question. The rMBP have IPS panel? Is normal view Bleeding ? If is normal have some bleeding in all rMBP. If I return this unit, the replacemnt is possible have more bleeding.

    Ok thanks. What is the main difference between "Glow" and "Bleeding" ? In my pictures you only view "Glow" and you said is normal?
     
  7. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    Maybe something very faint, but I wouldn't have seen it unless you specified it, and even then I am unsure.
     
  8. happyhippo1337 macrumors regular

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    That is actually a very good model. Do not exchange it, seriously. The chance that the next one will be worse is really high.
     
  9. grator macrumors newbie

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    After receiving five 2015 rMBP, I can tell you should definitely keep it !
     
  10. intop thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok. Thanks!

    Wow grator !! You've purchased 5 macbook Pro or been replacement with some problems?

    Thanks for all guys!
    I think not exchange it at the moment. Have good warranty.
     
  11. grator macrumors newbie

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    Hi Intop,

    I exchanged one for yellow tint screen, one for uniformity issues (red on the left and green on the right), one for major backlight bleed (attached pic, it was really like this), and one for a bad fixed battery.
     

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  12. Smoothie macrumors 6502

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    IPS glow is present to some extent in every IPS panel. It's noticeable in areas that aren't viewed when looking perpendicular to the screen, e.g., the edges of the panel when viewed sitting directly in front of the panel. It's usually most noticeable with a black background and rarely a problem in normal usage. If you shift the viewing angle while looking at a black background, the IPS glow varies in intensity and size.

    One way to distinguish IPS glow from backlight bleed is to view the screen with a black background in a darkened room and back away from the screen. If the lighter "glow" areas shift around a bit as you move back, it's probably IPS glow. If they remain constant, it's probably backlight bleed.
     

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