macbook brightness is lower???

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  1. XxpikachuxX macrumors 6502

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    when i first got my macbook my screen used to very bright but now is not as bright as it used to be i got like a week ago could there be something wrong?
    i got the stupid sensor off and brightness level at top

    it's still birght but now as before any ideas?
     
  2. cancel macrumors newbie

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    hmmmmm.....
    what i get is that your mackbook's screen brightness went down in the matter of time...

    well, when i booted up my macbook for the first time, i was surprised by its screen brightness too. in comparison to my old asus.
    maybe now it's not as bright as it used to be, but i can't tell the difference.
    if you ain't glad with yours, than you should read the instruction manual and search for that kind of issue. if you won't find it, well, call apple. you must have 90 days of complimentary support, if i'm not confusing anything...
     
  3. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    Displays dim over time. You can't expect them to live forever lol.
     
  4. pellets007 macrumors 6502a

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    It was bought a week ago, and they're made with, what, millions of hours?

    I think it's just a false perception, as it's an unlikely defect. And even if it is defective, Apple is unlikely to do anything there.
     
  5. mac88 macrumors 6502

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    Bring it to Apple and see what they say. Could be worth it.
     
  6. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    How do you know? have you taken it in? If it's just a week you might be able to exchange it.
     
  7. pellets007 macrumors 6502a

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    I just say so, as speculation, based on my issues with an Apple product within my two week period. I experienced debris behind the screen of the MacBook, which you could clearly see when the screen was on/off. It was only because I moaned about getting a refund and their quality control, all while noting my $21,000 lawsuit with Dell, that they gave me a replacement. That said, these debris are far more concrete evidence of a defective product versus something the OP perceives over the course of a week; the genius has never seen the MacBook before.
     
  8. mac88 macrumors 6502

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    $21,000 lawsuit with Dell? Why?
     
  9. pellets007 macrumors 6502a

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    Purposely ignoring issues plaguing an entire computer model line and using deceitful marketing ploys to scam me out of $955.83. Phone support totaled over 40+ hours and online connections with them for some 4 hours, all documented. I was sent three replacement computers and enough parts for two extra computers. I was lied to, cheated out of, and scammed of my time and money. But the lawsuit will never see light, as Dell would be stupid not to refund me the $1,000 I paid for the system rather than risk a day in court. The only reasons it's over $1,000 is for legal fees, should I go to court.
     
  10. mac88 macrumors 6502

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    Well, you are going to have a long road to haul to show that an entire computer model line had issues, what these said issues are and how they have affected you an/or the masses. The marketing ploys issue has to be proved as well. If you have the time and the massive amounts of money you are going to need to hire a team of attorneys, specialists, etc. to prove your case in court then by all means go forward. You may even get lucky and find a lawyer who will take the case on for free just so he/she can get their name in the press. Good luck.
     
  11. pellets007 macrumors 6502a

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    I've been promised a full refund by high levels of authority at Dell twice before the lawsuit; this is just to boost it along and to make sure they deliver what they said they will deliver. The defect it actually noted in the BIOS delivered with the system based on the fan they deliver which essentially causes it to overclock to speeds it isn't usually capable of doing. And the marketing thing is debatable, but I submitted to the same attorney that took on Dell's case about the fraud.[1]

    Like I said, nothing is going to come out of the lawsuit, as it's still pending with Dell's legal department, but it would be far easier to give me the refund that I asked for five months ago. Heh, thanks.:D
     
  12. Darkroom Guest

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    could it simply be that you just got use to the brightness? that will happen... when i first started using a 24" iMac it actually hurt my eyes it was so big and bright, but that went away...
     
  13. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    Guess I missed that part of the post. My bad.

    Yeah this could be a possibility.
     
  14. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    This is what I was thinking. When I went from my G4 iBook to this unibody, I couldn't use the screen at full brightness for a few days because it was so much brighter than my iBook.
     

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