IR issue or no?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by johnnyyt, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. johnnyyt macrumors member

    Feb 22, 2013
    so all this talk about image retention has kinda got me worried but its better to be safe than sorry

    on my 2012 rMBP 15", i have the display sleep enabled to 5 minutes. i usually leave my laptop pretty dim to conserve battery (2 or 3 bars of display light).

    one day i noticed that after my display went to sleep, i noticed the display didnt completely sleep. i'm not sure if this is how its suppose to be but what i saw was the window that was left open right before the sleep.

    is this something i should be worried about or is it completely normal for the display to not completely go black?
  2. B... macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2013
    Not an IR issue, becuase the display should go completely black.
  3. johnnyyt thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 22, 2013
    sorry if i didnt make it quite clear..

    when my display sleeps, it DOESNT go completely black
    whatever image that was on the screen is still visible, like it's burnt in

    its not as noticeable as some of the other posters on this forum but its there

    my original question was:
    once the display goes to sleep, is the screen suppose to be VERY DIMMED or is it suppose to go COMPLETELY BLACK?
  4. TofSanity macrumors 6502a


    Oct 29, 2010
    take it in and have Apple look at it. when did you purchase the rMBP?
  5. johnnyyt thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 22, 2013
    i bought it second-hand off kijiji

    the laptop was purchased in july so im still under warranty

    do you see it as an issue?
  6. TofSanity macrumors 6502a


    Oct 29, 2010
    Your thread is the first I've heard of this issue.
  7. karpich1 macrumors regular

    Dec 18, 2007

    However, as dumb as it sounds, try cleaning off the screen.

    A friend of mine had an old laptop he claimed had IR. He said when he powers it down he'd see the tray burnt-in at the bottom and the icon-boxes around.

    Turns out it was the dust from the keyboard being left behind on his glossy screen. :p He face-palmed greatly.

    That's NOT saying that all of the IR issues being reported are the same thing. It was just one dumb idiot friend of mine.

    It sounds like to ME that it's an IR issue on your laptop though. If it's a Retina then I'd probably gaurantee it.

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