Is this lcd issue serious ...

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  1. redhatcode29 macrumors 6502

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    guys, as per topic, is this lcd on its way to its end or even worse! I mean the gpu ...

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    Thanks for your reply.... Will this eventually blackout the lcd? ...
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    Hi, does this mean its ok and is not a serious issue? Thanks
     
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    I believe the display panel is the second most expensive component next to the logic board. Most folks typically replace the laptop vs. repair it when it comes to the back light failing.
     
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    So its just better to not to get this MBP right...
     
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    If you're looking to buy the machine, yes, you would be better served in looking for another model.
     
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    I would not pay very much for that machine - as well as the failing backlight, it's at least six years old.
     
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    Put your money to something newer (or new)...
     
  11. redhatcode29 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    6 years....thats what the seller mentioned....i doubted it and suggested it must be almost 10. Later he mentioned it was 2008 model.

    Also the ad desccription of 6/10 does not match the condition of the Mac. And the price ! U dnt want to know !
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    Yeap...kind of decided on that. Thanks.
     
  12. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    That's at the lastest a 2008 model, which a known ticking time bomb of a graphics card.

    I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole.
     
  13. redhatcode29 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Actually ... I think that there is nothing wrong with the lcd.
    I saw another 17" also with similar lines. I queried, more pics were sent. Realised that it was the photographic effect....
    Tried it my self... With my ip6 on one of my mac, similar lines appeared though my mac was a running on an external monitor !
     

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