Light spots on MacBook screen

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jb1882, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. jb1882 macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2012
    Hi all. I am thinking about purchasing a used macbook.
    Either an 08 or 09.
    Most seem to have light spots on the screens but are said to be fully functional. They have either been seller or apple refubished.
    Does anyone know exactly what the light spots are and are they problematic at all? Do they get worse?

    Mostly I plan on using the macbook for video editing.


  2. Henk Poley macrumors regular

    Sep 22, 2008
    It's basically the wires on the back of the LCD pushing little dents in the layers that make up the screen. Apple once had a free replacement program for these defects. If you call up Apple Care you can find out if they are still doing that.
  3. Brian Y macrumors 68040

    Oct 21, 2012
    Nope - it's not a free replacement - that was on the PowerBook G4s!
  4. jb1882 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2012
    Thanks for your reply.
    Are the light spots something that is a big deal or do people just get used to them?


  5. Henk Poley macrumors regular

    Sep 22, 2008
    It was a free replacement on my first gen macbook.

    @jb1882, wether you get used to it is up to you
  6. Dewroo macrumors regular


    Jul 28, 2010
    Tilton, NH.
    I got used to mine and mine is a 2011 macbook air.

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