how many have image retention and decides to live with it?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by xxcysxx, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. xxcysxx macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2011
    Hi folks,
    My rmbp began to show symptoms of image retention a few months ago, but I haven't had time to bring it in for service. the screen was perfect for around six months of use and then it started to show up. now my warranty is about to expire in another three months. I can bring it in and request for a replacement screen and chance for a Samsung which can potentially develop dead pixels in a few months, yellow tint, uneven lighting, or all other undesirable effects. or perhaps another perfectly LG screen which eventually develop image retention again.

    I was just wondering how many people are out there just decides to live with the screen image retention, and does it gets even more severe to the point of unusable condition. because right now it doesn't bother me much, but it's severe enough that I notice it on regular daily usage.
  2. 576316 macrumors 601

    May 19, 2011
    I have an LG screen on my 2012 rMBP and I have image retention. I live with it because most of the time I don't notice it and it goes away in a couple of minutes. Image retention is never really that obvious until you go onto a blank but dark the only time I really notice it is when I've been on my desktop for a long time and then switch to my widgets.
  3. tigerintank macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2013
    I've just checked because of the other longer thread. i used the checkerboard on site.

    I have to say i couldn't see anything definitive - if anything my eyes are experiencing the IR - i.e. if i look away at something else I 'think' i can still see the squares!

    The decision i came to in advance of that, was that if it wasn't too noticeable then i would get it repaired later under warranty.

    Then if I thought there was a good chance it would come back, i'd sell the laptop whilst it was in perfect condition.

    That is a lot of hassle, but it seemed the best option, as I want to keep using OSX and the 15" is too big for me.

    Hackintosh as a fallback on a desktop i think i'd be ok with but not on a laptop.
  4. xxcysxx thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2011
    i guess I could get it repaired and then sell it. but I kinda like it. this fifteen inch is just the right size, and anything smaller just wouldn't be enough.
    if this happens when I first get the laptop I would have it exchange, but now I have it for a while I kinda don't care for it anymore.
  5. richard371 macrumors 68020

    Feb 1, 2008
    I'd wait to closer to the end of the warranty then have the screen replaced.
  6. Collider macrumors regular

    Oct 8, 2009
    Seconded -- the longer you wait, the longer the IR will have to get worse if it's going to, and make the decision for you. That was certainly the case with mine; I was happy to put up with it indefinitely to save the hassle, until it got worse and forced my hand. If you've got another few months on your warranty, I'd say keep hold of it for a while longer and see how it goes.

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