How to differentiate MBP TFT display with LED one

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by KhaKha, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. KhaKha macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2007
    I got problem with a ant inside my lcd
    I will go to apple service center to get my replacement lcd there,
    How to differentiate between TFT and LED display,
    I just afraid that they replace me with the older TFT display

    My MBP is Santa Rosa 2,4 Ghz

    Thank you in advance
  2. Freyqq macrumors 68040

    Dec 13, 2004
    i'm sure they'd give you the right one..but the only way i can think of to tell is to look at the brightness...the LEDs are much brighter. Also, you can gauge battery life before and after.
  3. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    They're all TFT (thin-film-transistor). It's the backlights that are different.

    Cold-cathode florescent tube verses white LEDs.

    The tube won't go to full brightness immediately. Also, they tend to have some variation at the left and right sides. The LEDs go to full brightness with no warmup, and should look more even along the bottom.
  4. rc.square24 macrumors member

    Feb 12, 2008
    Do all brand new 2.2/2.4-Ghz 15.4" MBPs have LEB backlight?

  5. MarkW19 macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2002
    Surrey, UK
    Yes, it's only the 17" that doesn't (presuming you meant LED).

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