new 17mbp screen worse!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by crazyworld, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. crazyworld macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2007
    jus got my replacement 17mbp [ the first one had th screen replaced but stil had uneven lighting so i got a complete replacement ].. the new one is worse! is stil brighter on right side but has a few extra dark patches[is same lcd code].. not really noticed this grain issue.. an lcd panel should b even lit all over i think? ive never noticed such issues on ibooks or powerbooks or imacs.. mayb im bein too critical , but i use this for pro photography and other peopl seeing these screens agree they r badly lit.. a good guide is the top menu bar .. is brighter on right third and goes darker towards left corner .. the differenc between corners is over half an f-stop! mayb appl think this normal.. on all other screens menu bar is perfect end to end..

    so a new one on its way again.. in all fairness applcare hav been brilliant, i stil hav orig mbp whilist im tryin to get a perfect one..

    startin to regret sellin my perfect pbk cos could hav got refund on this an waited 6months..
  2. toutbeau macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2007
    scared me

    I was going to buy a mbp in the next few weeks. A refurbished one.

    I don't think a little colour fault is a big issue for me. but too many poorly lit areas would be bad.

    I mainly do office work such as spreasheets.

    Two questions perhaps you could help me with:

    1: Is the text size readable? Being 1680*1040, I am using 1440*900 on a 19" at the moment?

    2: How well does bootcamp work on a mbp?
  3. klaxamazoo macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2006
    Do you always write with such poor spelling? I know that it is popular from all the text messaging people do, but it comes off as so lazy and ignorant. Sorry to take over your post, but it is so disheartining to see this junk spreading. It is worse than listening to people with an "LA" accent saying "like" every other word. Sure, everybody is doing it, but that doesn't stop it from sounding stupid.

    So, back to your thread, did you get a CD1 or a CD2. I had big problems with my CD1 matted, including the screen. After having to send it back 3 times for various problems Apple ended up replacing it with the CD2 glossy and I like it a lot more. Does anyone know if Apple reduced the thickness of the displays for the MacBook Pros as compared to the PowerBooks? I wouldn't be surpised if that would have an affect on the where and how the engineers could place the backlighting.
  4. klaxamazoo macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2006
    I would highly recommend getting a refubished CD2 over a CD1. Both my sister and I have had quality problems with the CD1 and AppleCare just kept sending back broken units to us.

    1) Text is readable. You could always bumb the resolution down and Leopard is suppose to have a scalable UI.

    2) Bootcamp works great. It sets up an easy to use dual-boot system on you computer.
  5. PDE macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2005
    Surely Apple works around the contraints of existing LCDs, rather than makes the LCDs and backlighting fit into the design of the computer? I always thought that the panel and backlighting ship in a certain way from the manufacturer and that Apple simply installs it in the display bezel...
  6. miniConvert macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2006
    Kent, UK - the 'Garden of England'.
    It's CD (Core Duo) or C2D (Core 2 Duo).

    crazyworld - if you're not happy with it then keep the pressure on and get another replacement. I know it's a pain, and it does sound like you've been very unlucky, but don't stand for it - it's the only way Apple will wake up and sort some of these quality issues.
  7. PDE macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2005
    I wish I could believe that this is just a matter of bad fortune. However, I really don't think so. I've had several replacements (and replacement displays) and they were all like this - more or less. The store units are also like this, more or less.

    I do hope you keep fighting to get what you should have had. I kind of gave up with the last display replacement because I realized that Apple simply doesn't have high quality displays at its disposal at this time. I hope that befor my warranty runs out (December) there will a good quality replacement available, but I'm not counting on it.

    I definitely will not purchase another Apple laptop until I am assured that they have started using good quality displays. It seems Apple is one of only a few companies that is using these crappy displays, and perhaps the only company using them in their flagship laptop computer!
  8. crazyworld thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2007
    its a c2d mbp..

    i am gonna stick with it as long as i can keep this mbp until they ship me a decent one.. althoug i am startin to agree [PDE] that mayb they all like this, gonna look at anothr store..

    can anyone say that they hav a perfect [comparison pbk] evenly lit 17mbp 2.3 c2d ?

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