Light Leak 17 Screen 2011

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  1. madonionrings macrumors member

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    I have noticed a small amount of light leak towards the bottom of my LCD. Is this normal for the 17 inch? My LCD is labeled as 9CCD. I have uploaded a pic for reference.
     

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  2. awer25 macrumors 65816

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    I don't have the 17" screen, but my 15 has nothing like that.
     
  3. erictooth macrumors newbie

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    Yes, it is completely normal. Don't worry about it at all.
     
  4. stefmesman macrumors 6502

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    Normal as in every 17 inch has that? This is something i would not expect from a 2500 machine if the 15" doesnt have it.
     
  5. Athonline macrumors member

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    I still wait for my 17inch MBP to be delivered, however based on years of usage of Windows laptop I will say it is normal. Try less "pitch-black" wallpaper as well, as it is easier to notice it with your black wallpaper! If things get any worse by a lot, try call Apple.
     
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    Try using your computer instead of staring at a black screen set to 100% brightness. If that doesn't work, return it and buy something else, or accept the fact Apple doesn't sell a perfect display.
     
  7. KevinRightWing macrumors regular

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    I have the 2011 17in an I have light leak across the bottom, but with bright wallpaper I don't notice it anymore.
     
  8. Athonline macrumors member

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    Told you to change the wallpaper ;) Having most of the screen black most of the time, is bad for the pixels of the screen, thus the screen automatically changes the brightness. I can recall my Plasma TV doing it when I had a movie "paused" for over some minutes.
     
  9. madonionrings thread starter macrumors member

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    LMAO. Yes of course I use a normal wallpaper and turn down the brightness the majority of the time. I noticed the issue while watching a movie and playing a couple games when the screen would go entirely black.

    Just wanted to know if these all have this issue to a degree, or if mine was a partial lemon. I will admit that I have a tendancy to be OCD however :D
     
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    When you spend $2,000 on a computer, it's ok to be OCD.
     
  11. fattire357 macrumors regular

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    lol
     
  12. head honcho 123 macrumors 6502

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    my OPINION:

    not normal... reminds me of the issues i had with my mbp early '08.

    although not as severe... i would still take it up with apple

    check this:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1258
    [​IMG]
     
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    Well Geeze. I'm not sure if it really an issue or not now that there are conflicting opinions.

    Does anyone else with a 17 2011 MBP have any of these issues as well. Would really appreciate a few more responses from the community.

    Thanks guy!
     
  14. johnnyturbouk macrumors 68000

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    i have the 2011 17" MBP

    i also have noticed light leakage, again on 100% brightness on a pitch black screen - however this is really only very minimal and i rarely find myself in such circumstances
     
  15. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    Light bleed to some degree you will almost always see on edge led displays. With normal content you don't really notice it though.
     
  16. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    I just checked it out on my 2011 17in and not as bad as yours but yes, I have some.
     
  17. madonionrings thread starter macrumors member

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    So should I return it? I'd like to get a better one but I am not sure I will. Any advice?
     
  18. awer25 macrumors 65816

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    Can you bring it to a store to compare?
     
  19. 2contagious macrumors 6502a

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    Hi, it depends on what you mean by "normal". If by normal you mean that "most" MBP 17" will have this problem, then I would say yes, as I had to go through 4 of the same 2011 17" MBPs to get one with a perfect backlight (as in no bleeding). And even then, it exhibits this heat-related problem (which apparently all MBPs do): http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=12733694&posted=1#post12733694

    As with the iPad, I think that MacBook Pros are amazing products, but their screens are total letdowns. Apple should invest in some better solutions and finally get rid of the TN technology and LED Edge lighting in MBPs. IPS + LED Backlit would be great.
     
  20. hundredyearswar macrumors newbie

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    I also have the 2011 17" MacBook Pro. I notice the same light leakage, but only when in a pitch-dark room while displaying a black screen; full brightness probably isn't helping either.

    So far, Apple has twice repaired it (which would've cost $650 each if not under warranty), and I'm very interested in opinions as to whether or not it's worth a third try. Here's what it looks like:

    Before any repairs
    After first repair
    After second repair
     
  21. head honcho 123 macrumors 6502

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    u don't have much to lose besides time.
     
  22. madonionrings thread starter macrumors member

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    It seems like this is a very common issue then. Looking at your videos it seems that each screen is affected, but in different areas. My guess is its just poor quality control from the screen manufacturer. Do you know which screen you had in each? Mine is 9CCD by LG.
     
  23. l.a.rossmann macrumors 65816

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    That is easily fixed. There is a piece behind the plastic, it is like the material on those little foam pads that conducts to a ground plane. It needs to be attached to ground. When it is not grounded, you see that - VERY common on first generation LED backlit LCDs, such as the LTN154BT02, LP154WP2-TLA*, N154C6-L01/2, and B154PW04 V.0/V.6/V.7

    If this is occurring on a slim LED backlit LCD, then there's nothing you can do. The portions you need access to are not visible.
     
  24. mkdizainas macrumors newbie

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    I also had the same problem, but I am very interested to see what is a game here
     

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