how long do the displays last?

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  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i have a first gen mb and was curious how long the display will last before it gets dimmer and the like

    anyone know? a couple years? longer?
     
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    the computer will reach obsolences before the display does.
     
  3. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    Think of old TV's which alot of people have, The TVs outlast peoples desire to have them. As the above person stated, the display will outlast the computer most likely.
     
  4. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    true but i guess my concern was more on bulb life if anything. the same logic apply though?
     
  5. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    same thing. i would bet your display will out last you owning the computer.
    Meaning: you will probably buy a new computer before your display goes!
    No worries! Enjoy your Mac!
     
  6. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    thats good to hear! thanks:)
     
  7. yoavcs macrumors regular

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    CCFL backlights like in your 1st gen MacBook should last upwards of 5 years. The new LED backlights should see closer to 10.

    In either case not something to really worry about.

    Of course, Murphy's Law states that now that you've asked this question...
     
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    HAHA! damn Murphy's Law!!!! (story of my life!!!!!!!!)
     
  9. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    up to 5 years? thats it?
     
  10. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    i would bet it lasts longer than that.. Ive had many laptops and im always ready for a new one before the old laptop is ready to die!

    And honestly in 5 years im sure you will be looking at a new computer!
     
  11. yoavcs macrumors regular

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    Um, I said "upwards of 5 years", not "up to 5 years". That means at least 5 years, and most probably longer.
     

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