MBP dark screen area after wake from sleep

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jfleck, Jan 2, 2007.

  1. jfleck macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2006

    I have a 15" MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo and I just started getting a dark area on the screen when it wakes from sleep. It goes away and all looks normal after about a minute or two.
    I had a G4 iBook that had this exact problem. I took it to an Apple Store at the time and they said if it clears up within a minute or so, it's considered to be "within spec" and will not be fixed or exchanged.
    I assume this policy is still in force? Any one else have this issue or try taking it up with Apple? It's just an annoyance, really.... I mean, If you're going to do any real work, it will be gone by the time you're well into it. But for this kind of money it is really annoying!

    Thanks - John
  2. e12a macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    Search. This has been covered before.

    There is a "warm-up" period for these LCDs.
  3. jfleck thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2006
    I did search.
    The one thread I found:
    "Is screen Warming Normal?"
    referred to a 5 sec. warm-up time. I'm talking about a minute or more.

    If there's another more relevant thread, can you point me to it?

    Thanks - John
  4. lamina macrumors 68000


    Mar 9, 2006
    Hi John,

    Stupid question, have you tried the whole resetting PRAM (or whatever you kids call it these days) trick? (Apple-Option-P-R on bootup)

    Also, try holding down the power button while the computer is off until the front light blinks quickly and you hear a BOOOOOOOOP sound. Don't be alarmed, its kinda loud.

    See what happens.
  5. iW00t macrumors 68040


    Nov 7, 2006
    Defenders of Apple Guild
    It is normal, in fact I was told that it takes up to 30 minutes for the screen to reach its maximum capability.

    So I have been told. 30 minutes.

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