MBP Screen discoloration

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dubmick, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. dubmick macrumors member

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    Lads

    I've just noticed that my macbook pro screen has a small black discoloration in the top right hand corner of the screen. TBH it's not that noticeable but it is still annoying. See the picture below. Is there anyway to fix this or is a new screen the only way?

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  2. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    I have the exact same problem on my Santa Rosa MPB (late 2007).
    I broght it to the nearest apple retailer and they ordered a new screen for me, so sometimes next week they are gonna swap it.
    As far as i understood, swapping is the only solution.
     
  3. airplaneman macrumors 6502a

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  4. dubmick thread starter macrumors member

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    I bought mine in April 2008. Are they going to charge you for the new screen?
     
  5. dubmick thread starter macrumors member

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    it's not dirt. It's a problem with the screen.
     
  6. airplaneman macrumors 6502a

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    I see. So you've tried cleaning, I assume?:)
     
  7. dubmick thread starter macrumors member

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  8. airplaneman macrumors 6502a

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    If it's inside the screen. I bet you'll need a new one:(. Try plugging it into an external. That way you can see it the blemish is with the display or the GPU.
     
  9. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    No, it's covered by warranty.
    I don't have apple care, but in Norway all computer hardware are covered by a 5 year warranty by defects (it's apparantly a manufacturing defect).

    They told me that it was a pretty common defect on these models, and they exchanged quite a few screens every year.
     
  10. realfx macrumors member

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    Do you have a dark color there from your desktop picture.

    Simi Transparent menu bar.


    Hope this helps
    mike
     
  11. dubmick thread starter macrumors member

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    sorry I don't understand what you mean?
     
  12. dubmick thread starter macrumors member

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    would I have any chance of getting a free replacement screen?
     

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