Just noticed some backlight bleeding on my MBP 13 2016 (Touchbar)

graffixnyc

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I have read about other problems people have had with their units and thankfully I haven't noticed anything until today. I noticed I have some backlight bleeding in the bottom corners and the top right corner. I'm not really sure what to do. If I should return it and then repurchase or if I should bring it in to them to look at. In pics it has more of a pinkish look but in person it's a white light.



 

PaulWog

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Best recommendation I have: Take it into an Apple Store and compare with a display model. See if yours is noticeably worse.

Every screen has its quirks. My Dad just got a Samsung 9500-series 65-inch TV. Cost $3700 Canadian, on a recent sale near Black Friday. It has lots of backlight bleeding, but the picture is still amazing. The 13-inch MBP I'm on has darkening just at the very right of the screen, as the screen meets the bezel, the whole way down (very slight). My old 11-inch Macbook Air (2011) had backlight bleeding or darkening (I forget which) at the bottom of the screen horizontally near the bezel. My iPad 3 (and many iPad 3's) had weird backlight pixel clusters that were only noticeable when the thing was black.

Unless if a screen is OLED or Plasma, backlight seems to be an issue.

With that all said, don't put up with defects if you find yours is functioning worse than average.
 

seadragon

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Unfortunately, backlight bleed can only be checked in a dark environment. No way you'll see it in an Apple Store.
 

graffixnyc

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Is it normal though for MBPs to have a bit of backlight bleed? It's my first Mac so I'm not sure if having a bit of bleed is normal/acceptable with them or not. I know every one of my dells has had some to a certain extent or another. My XPS 13 has it a lot worse than my MBP but then again cost about half of what my MBP cost.
 

thadoggfather

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You've got three out of 4 hot corners, may want to try an exchange

as far as I can tell on my nTB, none of that

my 12" has a hot corner in top right, but I was/am totally OK with it.

3 is a bit intense