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Asa-Turner

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M1 MacBook Air screen Burn ? only had it for 6 hours gutted ?
 

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w0lf

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Probably a defective unit. Send it back and get a new one if a reboot doesn't make it go away.
 
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ptfuzi

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Memory of the display controller maybe.. Looks like screen replacement is needed at least
 

Quackers

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Some of these look really bad but as far as I'm aware these screens can't suffer from burn in - and certainly not in 6 hours. It must be something else, to my mind.
And telling someone to just get a replacement is probably no real help at all. They just aren't readily available.
If you waited 4 or 5 weeks for the first one it's not very tempting to wait the same again for a replacement.
 

jdb8167

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Some of these look really bad but as far as I'm aware these screens can't suffer from burn in - and certainly not in 6 hours. It must be something else, to my mind.
And telling someone to just get a replacement is probably no real help at all. They just aren't readily available.
If you waited 4 or 5 weeks for the first one it's not very tempting to wait the same again for a replacement.
If it is a defective unit there isn't much else that can be done except advise to get a replacement. You certainly aren't going to fix what appears to be a hardware problem with some magic fix.

Also, this might be a recent bad batch considering I've never seen this problem reported before and here we have three people who have had the same issue. It's possible that Apple doesn't know about it and they need returns to be made aware.
 

Apple_Robert

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In the middle of several books.
Some of these look really bad but as far as I'm aware these screens can't suffer from burn in - and certainly not in 6 hours. It must be something else, to my mind.
And telling someone to just get a replacement is probably no real help at all. They just aren't readily available.
If you waited 4 or 5 weeks for the first one it's not very tempting to wait the same again for a replacement.
In my opinion, Apple should move replacement orders to the front of the line, or create more stock on hand for replacements.

These screens look defective. You are right about the burn in. It's not going to happen in less than a day.
 
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Tchakatak

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Dec 15, 2020
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In my opinion, Apple should move replacement orders to the front of the line, or create more stock on hand for replacements.

These screens look defective. You re right about the burn in. It's not going to happen in less than a day.
In that case you would not have a full unit but a repair in apple store. A screen its between 2 and 5 days in general. As this is an “old” design they already have tones of the spare parts in general in house.
 

Argon_

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Nov 18, 2020
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2003 wants its display back.

Sounds like a bad batch. The current LCDs are a rather mature technology.
 
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