glossy to anti-glare

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  1. mulo macrumors 68020

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    so basically I've bought a 17" with glossy screen and I'm starting to regret it.
    anyone know how much it would be to have it changed?
    It's a couple months old so I cant just take it back.

    I happen to be going on vacation in two days so now would be a good time to get it "fixed".
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    It is not going to be cheap at all.

    Have you tried any of the screen films?
     
  3. mulo thread starter macrumors 68020

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    that much I figured..

    no please enlighten me

    and d**n your quick!
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I haven't used any films either - I like the glossy.

    Why, yes, I am.
     
  5. mulo thread starter macrumors 68020

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    me too, I just cant see crap at school.

    anyway, its 2:30 am here and i'm going to bed.
    I hope someone is going to leave some good answers for me in the morning! :D
     
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  7. MoLiva macrumors newbie

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    I've always preferred the glossy screen, I've never had any of these mega glare problems other people talk about. I take mine to school and even use it outside. Anywho, it'll there are films that act like screen protectors which also reduce glare, I would look into those maybe.
     
  8. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    Your machine must be quite the anomaly. In my experience, glossy screens make better mirrors than displays.
     
  9. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

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    You just need to change out the LCD panel to an anti-glare matte panel.

    Post your serial number and I'll give you the part number and a link to get it from.
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Why not just post the link, so they can search for themselves, rather than posting their serial number in an open forum?
     
  11. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

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    What's the big deal about a serial number? I never did understand that. :confused:
     
  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Some people care about their privacy. What's the big deal about requiring it?
     
  13. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

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    How much privacy do you lose by posting the serial number to your computer?

    I'm asking a serious question; I'm not trying to be a jerk.
     
  14. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Why are you so focused on getting the OP's serial number? You don't need it to help them.
     
  15. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

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    Because rather than asking him/her to list all the specs so that I can get the part number of
    the LCD, I can just run the serial number through PowerbookMedic and get the specs that way.

    The original intention was to just save the OP some trouble. I'm not after his/her medical records. :cool:
     
  16. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    And the OP can do the same thing themselves, without giving you, or anyone in the forum, their serial number.

    http://www.powerbookmedic.com/identify-mac-serial.php
     
  17. AdamRock macrumors 6502a

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    looks like everyone starts regretting getting glossy after buying it.

    but just buy one of those cheap antiglare films from amazon, or for few dollars on ebay.
     
  18. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

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    You never did answer my original question: What personal information can be obtained from the serial number other than the computer's specifications and the purchase date?
     
  19. broad macrumors member

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    you cant just "swap" screens. the topcases and displays are both different on the matte vs glossy models. the BT board and cable etc are in the topcase near the optical drive on the matte ones...

    also, its generally not a good idea to post serial numbers because fraudulent warranty claims could be made by less than scrupulous shop employees or some other such thing. its probably not an issue, but why risk it? just PM your serial to the person rather than posting it in the open
     
  20. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    lol. have to agree with you. no wonder girls love using them outside at my school...showing off their legs and mbp...gossssh they're just staring at themselves!! us guys should do that too, see how much attention we'll get :D
     
  21. mulo thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thank you for taking that fight for me. they however don't have any matte panels :(

    yeah :(

    Power SUpport sadly doesn't have anti-glare films for the 17"
    Photodon however does, and appears to ship outside the US! Kudos :)
    http://www.photodon.com/mm5/merchan...Code=AppleMacBookPro&Product_Code=MXH-3100-01
     
  22. bamf macrumors 6502

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    My Early 2008 MBP was a custom ordered one b/c of wanting the anti-glare screen, and my current 2010 MBP has the glossy screen. I actually haven't noticed tons of difference using the glossy - and I thought I would hate the glossy at first.

    Have you tried things like changing the display brightness to counter the glare? I've found that to be pretty effective for me.
     
  23. mulo thread starter macrumors 68020

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    well yes but that kind of defeats the purpose of having a MBP, eats my battery in no time.
     
  24. bamf macrumors 6502

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    I know it's not ideal, but in a pinch sometimes it helps out.
     
  25. avediswolf macrumors regular

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    Once I went to an anti glare screen, I'll never go back to glossy. so much easier on the eyes.
     

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