LCD image burn

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mac Questions, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. Mac Questions macrumors member

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    2.2GHz 15 inch mid 2007 Macbook Pro.

    I seem to have some image burn in the top right corner of my LCD. It looks like a blurry Spotlight icon, the "PM" from my clock, and so on for about 2 inches. It's not that bad, I can only notice it when there is a bright solid colour in the top corner of my screen (when the menu bar isn't visible.) Anybody experienced this before?

    My laptop is on a fair bit, but my screen saver is set to go on after 15 minutes. There have been a few times when I have run my laptop overnight without allowing it to go to the screensaver or sleep, and I've simply turned off the backlight until the following morning. Could this have been a cause? I wouldn't have expected it from a modern LCD which is generally treated very well.
     
  2. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    With LCD screens it's not referred to as "burn in". Instead it's called "image persistence" and it is temporary. This page has a few tips on prevention and fixing the issue.
     
  3. OzyOly macrumors 6502a

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    It can be temporary, but it doesn't get better with time.

    Image persistence on my iMac got so bad after a year that I demanded a replacement panel. I would leave a safari window open for 20mins and the outline would faintly stay there for hours.
     

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