I just got a refurbished MacBook Pro retina with LG screen!

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  1. dragonjinse, Jun 22, 2013
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    dragonjinse macrumors 6502

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    I just got it an hour ago. It's LG screen!!
    I ran the test 3 times... No ghosting at all

    Should I return it and get a Samsung screen or get cMBP?
    I want the laptop that's last long.

    There are only 2 battery cycles

    Thanks
     
  2. B... macrumors 68000

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    Use it normally. If you see ghosting, replace the screen.
     
  3. dragonjinse thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is ir worth to keep it and wait until the problem occurs?
    Or I should return it to get Samsung screen or maybe buy a new cMBP?

    Thank you

     
  4. sholzer macrumors regular

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    I don't see why you wouldn't keep it for now, like you said there are no issues. If it develops issues, then bring it to apple.

    Which LG screen does it have? There are 2 LG screens, and the newer ones aren't having the issues for the most part.
     
  5. dragonjinse, Jun 22, 2013
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    dragonjinse thread starter macrumors 6502

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    how to know which one is the newer?
    I checked mine. It says "LP154WT1-SJA2"

    Is it a new or old one?
     
  6. TofSanity macrumors 6502

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    that's the latest LG. Just enjoy your rMBP. If IR does happen you can have the LCD replaced within the year or 3 years if you purchased Apple care.
     
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    Wow! I didn't know that there are old and new LG screen versions.
    Thank you so much!



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    Thank you! So newer LG screen version = no ghosting/burn-in problems?

     
  9. TofSanity macrumors 6502

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    I had a LG in mine up to last week. Mine was a first gen screen. It took some time to really become an issue for me, was bought in Dec '12. The second gen LGs seem to be ok, but I am sure if you dig around here you will find people saying they have it. Like I said I had an early LG that took months to show a real IR problem. I would just enjoy yours and stay away from any thread mentioning IR/Ghosting because it will drive you crazy thinking you will get it on yours. Good luck, relax and enjoy
     
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    Thank you!



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    I'm happy with it! But I'll keep an eye on it if anything goes wrong...
    I'm just too worried due to the complaints about the ghosting screen for the retina screen :(

    I'm thinking about return it and get the cMBP one.
    But I'm going to play with this retina for awhile and decide which way I'm going to go.


     
  12. Chuck-Norris macrumors 6502a

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    once you go retina screen, its hard to go back XD
     
  13. dragonjinse thread starter macrumors 6502

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    haha I know!
    I'm in love with it! I can't go back to my Dell anymore.
    But I also can give up on this retina and go back to the classic one if classic one will stay longer and no problem with the screen.

    :(

     
  14. Trey M macrumors 6502a

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    From someone that had to deal with the ghosting issue personally-- it does develop over time because when I first received my laptop, looking for imperfections was one of the first things I did and even after reading on the forums about the ghosting issues I couldn't replicate the ghosting with my rMBP. However, after several months the ghosting became more and more apparent and I eventually took my rMBP to get the panel replaced by a Samsung panel by the genius bar.

    Like everyone else said, I'd keep an eye on it but I wouldn't worry about it unless you do start to see some ghosting. Keep in mind though that you have the full year on your warranty to take it in for any issues- IMO I'd check late into the warranty cycle (after 11 months of ownership or so), and if you don't notice any differences you should be good to go.
     
  15. dragonjinse thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So you suggest me to keep my rmbp instead of return it and get a new cmbp?

    Thanks for the advice
     
  16. Chuck-Norris macrumors 6502a

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    how exactly is the classic macbook pro gonna stay longer? as long as u take careof them either can last long
     
  17. Elven macrumors 6502a

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    You have at least a 12month warranty right?

    Enjoy your device and if it develops a problem then worry about dealing with it.

    Remember the old saying " better the devil you know "
     
  18. Chuck-Norris macrumors 6502a

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    uhh, i ahve 2 retina macbooks atm

    one was suppose to be a replacement for the 1st

    iil try and keep this short and simple

    1st one, has lg sja2 screen. its relly nice, i like how the white pops. but it made a crackling sound on the right speaker for the first 3 days, then it randomly stopped but by that time i called apple and they sent replacement

    second one has samsung, woo, though white is a tny bit warmer but oh well.

    though it was a tiny tiny nick and a scratch ont he back black plastic hinge.

    which should i keep?
     
  19. B... macrumors 68000

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    Replace again.
     
  20. dragonjinse thread starter macrumors 6502

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    At least they dont have a retina screen problem. And cmbp is not the first gen like the retina one. So i think the cmpb could stay longer and less problems.

    I also found out that my macbook pro retina gets warmer (but not too hot) around the 1st row on keyboard (area between keoboard and screen).
    Is it normal? Im new to macbook so im not quite sure if it's normal or not.

    Thanks




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    I would suggest to replace again


     
  21. Chuck-Norris macrumors 6502a

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    well they said normally they would have tried to repair the first replacement but ade ane xception since it was bugged after 3 horus of owning it.

    so i really doub tthey would let me try a third one.

    whihc would u pick?

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    it stays cooler compared to the cmpr.

    it may be a first gen model but apples been making laptops for decades , its not like the first iphone or something
     
  22. dragonjinse thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the advices. I'm appreciated. I think I'm gonna keep it and check everything before the 14 days policies then

     
  23. Trey M macrumors 6502a

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    I'd keep the one that didn't have issues with the speaker, personally. Cosmetic damage is always one thing but actual (potential) defective electronics in a product is always going to be more troublesome.
     
  24. Chuck-Norris macrumors 6502a

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    thanks for your input trey!

    the speaker issue went away and hdidnt come back after4 days but i assume i shouldnt risk it?
     

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