MBP 15" C2D - Do you have a grainy screen?

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  1. newmbp123 macrumors newbie

    Dec 22, 2006
    I would appreciate owners of the new MBP 15" C2D matte would provide feedback if their system has a grainy display or not.

    Please include a the date when your order shipped (if you bought it online) or when you purchased it in a store.

    I bought my system on December 20 but have been reluctant to open it after I have seen reports of grainy screens on various forums.

    This is my very first Mac so I'm a bit concerned about opening it. I don't want to get dragged into one of those 1 - 2 month issues many seem to be having with Apple on a more frequent basis.

    In a related question, is there a way to determine the build date of my system based on say the serial number? I ask because my research online shows that Apple may have slowed/stopped production of the 15" models earlier this month (link)

    I would appreciate feedback.
  2. Max Payne macrumors 6502a

    Oct 27, 2006
    Brisbane, Australia
  3. aussie.damo macrumors regular

    Nov 20, 2006
    My stock 15" is perfect. If there is grain on the screen, I can't notice it. I have compared it to my previous laptop (an HP NW8240 with 1920x1200 res) and the screen clarity looks very similar. If I look closely, I can notice the matte coating on the screen, but I haven't seen any matte LCD screen that does not look like this.

    I'm sure someone will correct me if this is wrong, but i believe the 4th and 5th digit of your serial number is the build week. Mine is 44. My screen is the 9C60.
  4. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    Same thoughts. My MBP is a week 49 and my screen is also a 9C60. I love this machine.
  5. Sutekidane macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2005
    perfect except for one dead pixel. Bought December 12th.
  6. heehee macrumors 68020


    Jul 31, 2006
    Same country as Santa Claus
    Mine is good. I bought it on the first week C2D came out in a store.
  7. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    We already have several threads on this, such as this one.
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