MacBook Pro dead pixels issue

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by losmani, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. losmani macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2008
    #1
    Hi,

    I have a MacBook Pro (3,1) and some weeks ago I could notice one dead pixel in my display. A week ago I spotted 5 more of them, some close to the first one and some in a more distant area of the display.

    What is this issue with the dead pixels? I mean I am quite sure I didn't contribute to it in the sense that I don't throw it or press it or treat it without care.

    And prior to this MacBook Pro, I had another one which I returned to Apple two days after purchasing it because it had two dead pixels and in return I got this one that I currently have.

    Anyone else has problems with dead pixels? Any suggestions on how this might have happened?
     
  2. HLdan macrumors 603

    HLdan

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2007
    #2
    Sounds like your screen is going bad. Apple's faulty pixel policy states if you have 5 or more they will replace the display. Call Apple or take it to your local Apple store.
    Edit: Assuming you're still under warranty.
     
  3. Minimoose 360 macrumors 65816

    Minimoose 360

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2008
    Location:
    NY
  4. losmani thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2008
    #4
    I am not under warranty anymore (1-year has passed), but this is really silly. I am going to take it some retail stores and see what they say, I just hope that it won't spread, or at least not fast!
     
  5. losmani thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2008
    #5
    One more thing, any idea (roughly) how much a display replacement would cost me (15inch display)?
     

Share This Page