MBP Cracked Damaged LCD, and Other Q's bout Apple Care

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by stallion187, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. stallion187 macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2007
    Hi everybody!

    I recently sold my dell laptop and picked-up a new SR MBP.

    So I dig my MBP, it's great. But there were a couple main issues I have with it.

    The keyboard has that ambient light sensor, and when it gets to full brightness, the light "leaks" onto the bottom of the LCD panel (where the little rubber area is). In the dark, it really makes my MBP look bad.

    The second thing is that the panel that houses the keyboard doesn't sit flush with the rest of the Laptop. Right near the speaker grills, the housing sits slightly higher on both sides, causing and area that is sharp and unpleasant for someone with larger hands.

    These *appear* to be flaws with the construction, but has anyone else had the same problems with their MBPs? If not, should applecare deal with it?

    As an aside, my LCD cracked, and I ordered a replacement LCD. Does anyone know how difficult is it to seperate the LCD from the LED backlight?

  2. Stopsignguy macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2007
    You're fixing it urself?!?!

    SR MBP should still be under warranty...
  3. theman macrumors 6502a

    Jul 26, 2007
    he probably broke it himself, and they don't cover accidents in the warranty.
  4. cobravap macrumors regular

    Oct 30, 2006
    try and look at ifixit.com for a guide on opening it up. there was also a thread of someone who replaced their lcd with an HD(19xx x 1280) or something lcd.
  5. polycat33 macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2007
    Alexandria, VA
    You can keep the ambient light sensor from adjusting your screen brightness, then you never have to have it on full brightness if you don't like the way it looks.
  6. stallion187 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2007
    It wasn't the LCD, it was the Keyboard back-lighting (or is it underlighting)

    Anyway I found and fixed the problem. The keyboard sits in a mesh like cage, and there is black tape covering the holes. Some of the tape had not been secured (new laptop btw) so there were some holes that were exposed. the keyboard Light would shine throw these holes and project onto the bottom of of the LCD panel. In dark rooms, it really looked like crap.

    As for the LCD, yeah I borked it myself, and unfortunately Apple does not provide an accidental damage insurance, so I'm SOL.

    I did purchase and replace the LCD panel with no problems.

    Still I am planning on taking it to Apple to see if they can address the speaker grill's being too "rough."

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