How long should an LCD display last

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jbsmithmac, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. jbsmithmac macrumors regular

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    Just curious....how long should the display on a MacBook (or MBP) last?

    Any way to test them?
     
  2. SirFoxx macrumors regular

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    A very long time? Gosh there are still LCD's from the early 90's that still work as long as you take care of them. And not too sure if there is a definite way to test their life span :/
     
  3. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I have a first generation 19" Acer monitor that still works perfectly...it's pre wide screen but has no dead pixels and makes a great second monitor...I'm guessing but I think it's around 14 years old:eek:
     
  4. jbsmithmac thread starter macrumors regular

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    I assumed they should last a good while... I just wondered because I've been looking at some used Macbooks - in the 2009 range.
     
  5. SirFoxx macrumors regular

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    Yeah as long as you take care of it it should be good for a long time! Gosh there are still PowerBooks still running out there
     
  6. revbarabbas macrumors regular

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    The backlights are rated to last at least 30,000 hours (about 3.5 years of continuous use), in my experience they last much longer unless they are damaged. Eventually some pixels may die but they are surprisingly resilient.
     

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