Macbook Pro 2010 Screen White smudge

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  1. timelesstoyou macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Hey all.. :) I was hoping someone could help me out or had a similar experience..My Macbook screen seems to be showing a white smudge appearing when the background goes dark ...like when I play a movie or watch video on Khan Academy (he uses a blackboard) I have only noticed this problem last month and now its getting annoying...I still have apple care...do you think they will replace the screen.?

    do look at the pic i took :) thanks!:)
     

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  2. duervo macrumors 68000

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    Khan Academy! Totally forgot about that place! I wonder if they have any new stuff I'd be interested in since I checked it out last year.

    About your issue, looks like some bad backlight bleed. Does it get better when you tilt the screen, or is that pretty much as good as it gets from what I can see in your shot? If your shot is as good as it gets, I'd bring it to an Apple Store and have them take a look.
     
  3. timelesstoyou thread starter macrumors newbie

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    His library keeps expanding! Anyway when tillting the screen it does have slight impact...but the smudge is still visible.. Do you think the problem will be covered by apple care? :)
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Looks more like a pressure mark to me. Backlight bleed is what people are calling that now?
     
  5. duervo macrumors 68000

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    Sounds like you're assuming that we're looking at the same thing.

    What area are you looking at? I'm talking about the bottom part of the display ... huge whitish glow.

    Are you referring to the horizontal light stripe that looks like camera flash reflecting off smudges on the glass?
     
  6. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Dead center in the pictures. It is partially covered by the horizontal stripe, but angles down about 45 degrees. The OP does refer to it as a white smudge, so I figured that's what he was talking about.
     
  7. duervo macrumors 68000

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    Ahh, yeah, you're probably right. My bad. Looks like finger print smudges that got smeared to me. It does look like pressure damage, though.

    I thought they were talking about the huge half circle "glow" going on in the bottom half the display.
     
  8. timelesstoyou thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the input.. my question is now will apple care cover...

    I am assuming it won't because pressure damage would have come from 'external force'

    any advice would be helpful :)
     
  9. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    It's worth asking if you've got an Apple store nearby. I've seen display defects that are typically caused by damage get covered. There is a good chance they'll say no, but at the same time I haven't seen this issue on newer MBPs, it was really common on the old iBooks and tiBooks.
     
  10. timelesstoyou thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just visited the genuis bar and they told me they will replace it :eek: FREE

    Thanks for you're input much appreciated
     

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