Macbook screen issue similar to iPod touch

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by California King, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. California King macrumors 65816

    Sep 20, 2007
    After hearing about the issue with the iPod touch having that negative black effect and all got me noticing that my 2 month old black Macbook has a very similar problem. I don't know if this is normal on Macbooks, but for mine, if the angle of the screen is too far back, you can definitely see a negative black effect. If you angle it perfectly, its much less noticeable. I'd like to know if this is normal on Macbooks and if there's anything I can do about it if it is?

    Also, the screen that I have has some light leaking on the bottom. I've seen worse on YouTube, but I've always figured that all Macbooks had this problem and they just used bad screens (at least for Macbooks).

  2. bmcgrath macrumors 65816


    Oct 5, 2006
    London, United Kingdom
    Becuase of the glossy screen I think they have a limted viewing angle? Hence you have a negative black effect on the screen. But I'l stand for correction
  3. California King thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sep 20, 2007
    So is it like that on all/most Macbooks? That kind of sucks...I've seen Dells and other models with glossy screen (much glossier even) and their viewing angle is twice as good as mine.
  4. squeeks macrumors 68040


    Jun 19, 2007
    well, you did buy a bottom of the line machine
  5. California King thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sep 20, 2007
    Maybe, but even the cheapest of Dell notebooks have better screens than macbooks. I knew I should've bought the MBP, but what can ya do, right...No refunds just because I upgraded it to 2GB of RAM instead of 1GB. I mean, I still like my MB, and I'm glad that I choose it over a Windows laptop, but it just kind of sucks that I spent close to $2000 and received a low-quality display. If I could I would've saved up some more money and got a MBP.
  6. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    Any LCD will have that problem if it is tilted too far back. and I think the glossy screen reduces the angle you can see the screen at by a lot.
  7. California King thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sep 20, 2007
    Sure, but on my macbook its almost impossible to get the entire screen w/o the negative black effect. The top always has a little bit and if you try to tilt it down more, it'll just make the entire screen too bright. If you put the screen entirely black, you can notice that there is a noticable gradient effect on the screen where the top is really black and on the bottom, its grey.

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