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Poll: Early 2013 rMBP 15" LCD model & IR


  • Total voters
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djv1967

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 12, 2011
18
0
Athens, Greece
This poll is for the LCD model & Image Retention test of ONLY the 2nd revision (Early 2013) Retina MBP 15".

Step1-Identify LCD:
Open Terminal and copy-paste
ioreg -lw0 | grep \"EDID\" | sed "/[^<]*</s///" | xxd -p -r | strings -6

LP154WT1-SJA2 (=LG 2nd revision)
LP154WT1-SJA1 (=LG 1st revision)
LSN154YL01001 (=Samsung)

Step2-Test for IR:
http://www.mitchmalone.name/retina-test/

Important! Make sure that you follow Mitch Malone's guide to the letter.
How do I best use this test? under FAQ, especially the last part about stressing/heating up the GPU.
I used http://www.geeks3d.com/gputest/ running in the background before & during the IR test (FurMark on a low resolution, with fan speeds on full just to be on the safe side) or any other stress test you are comfortable with and repeated the test twice.

Post your results.

LP154WT1-SJA2 here and no IR (so far).
 
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Remi B

macrumors newbie
Oct 23, 2012
25
0
SJA2 and no IR after 10 minute test, but a day later my MBPr needed a system restore after hanging on the grey screen on startup.

Unacceptable after spending over £2500 on a new machine.
 

djv1967

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 12, 2011
18
0
Athens, Greece
SJA2 and no IR after 10 minute test, but a day later my MBPr needed a system restore after hanging on the grey screen on startup.

Unacceptable after spending over £2500 on a new machine.

I totally agree with you.

Although no IR in my SJA2 so far, the computer chassis is making creaking noises on the left side, unacceptable for $3.5K laptop.

Apple quality control is not up to the high standard it should be, for the amount of money they charge.
 

Exana

macrumors regular
Mar 15, 2011
219
0
LP154WT1-SJA1 for my first MacBook Pro 15.4 Retina (september). IR comes six month later... :mad: I didn't know it can last so long before it happens. So, don't be too happy if your LG panel seems to be IR free ! :(

I have ordered a second for office (2.7 GHz, 16 GB, 256 GB). Hope I will get Samsung panel. If not, I send it back and reorder until I get Samsung screen. I do not want to have the IR issue once again.

I will answer the poll later, when I will get the new one.
 

NowhereOutThere

macrumors member
Jan 7, 2012
45
1
I have an early 2013 rMBP with the SJA1 panel. I didn't notice too much IR when I first bought it last week, but it seems like it is taking shorter amounts of time for the IR to occur when I am using the dark gray Apple wallpaper. So it's going back this weekend and hopefully I can get an SJA2 or Samsung panel.
 

djv1967

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 12, 2011
18
0
Athens, Greece
LP154WT1-SJA1 for my first MacBook Pro 15.4 Retina (september). IR comes six month later... :mad: I didn't know it can last so long before it happens. So, don't be too happy if your LG panel seems to be IR free ! :(

I have ordered a second for office (2.7 GHz, 16 GB, 256 GB). Hope I will get Samsung panel. If not, I send it back and reorder until I get Samsung screen. I do not want to have the IR issue once again.

I will answer the poll later, when I will get the new one.

In my post I say "so far" because I am aware that it can happen anytime...;)
 

swerve147

macrumors 6502a
Jan 12, 2013
806
64
SJA2 and no IR after 10 minute test, but a day later my MBPr needed a system restore after hanging on the grey screen on startup.

Unacceptable after spending over £2500 on a new machine.

Then return it and buy something else.

So Samsung is still around on the Early 2013 rMBP's?

You might be getting 2012 votes in here. Maybe you should re-edit your OP and emphasize early 2013 models only.
 

djv1967

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 12, 2011
18
0
Athens, Greece
Then return it and buy something else.



You might be getting 2012 votes in here. Maybe you should re-edit your OP and emphasize early 2013 models only.

Well, the thread title says Early 2013 but just to be sure I will add the word "ONLY". Thanks for the suggestion.
 

fr4c

macrumors 65816
Jul 27, 2007
1,259
131
Hamster wheel
LP154WT1-SJA1

No IR, tried the test. Is it almost a guarantee for IR to develop on the SJA1, or is it a lotto where some will never get it?

Just purchased this yesterday, 2.7/16/512.
 

Exana

macrumors regular
Mar 15, 2011
219
0
I seen much more IR when I close Safari and have a look to the Dashboard (not used as a Space) than with mitch online test. The address bar is most time very visible. With the online test, square are barely visible.
 

Devilcup

macrumors newbie
Apr 9, 2013
7
0
Does this applies to rMBP 13" Early 2013?

I tried apply the same command in terminal, it does not work for me.
 

djv1967

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 12, 2011
18
0
Athens, Greece
Does this applies to rMBP 13" Early 2013?

I tried apply the same command in terminal, it does not work for me.

Since the rMBP 13" & 15" are different models we will gather data only for one, which happens to be the 15" in this case, in order for this poll to be as accurate as possible. It would be very helpful if you can post a similar poll for the 13", assuming you can identify the panel id.
 

Devilcup

macrumors newbie
Apr 9, 2013
7
0
Since the rMBP 13" & 15" are different models we will gather data only for one, which happens to be the 15" in this case, in order for this poll to be as accurate as possible. It would be very helpful if you can post a similar poll for the 13", assuming you can identify the panel id.

Well noted, i am not going poll here but i am curious how come the command does not work on rMBP 13" early 2013.

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There is no known Terminal command for the 13" MacBooks, unfortunately.

well, i can only do the test to verify if i have IR for my newly bought macbook pro.

Thanks! :)
 

Devilcup

macrumors newbie
Apr 9, 2013
7
0

Exana

macrumors regular
Mar 15, 2011
219
0
I got my new Retina CTO 2,7 GHz 16 GB 256 GB, Samsung panel ! :) Also Samsung SSD. :)

After 4 hours (1 for testing and others for working), it have any IR. :cool:
 
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fr4c

macrumors 65816
Jul 27, 2007
1,259
131
Hamster wheel
Swapped my original 2.7/16/512 from BestBuy with a new unit, now have the Samsung screen. Had an issue with my original unit where the Thunderbolt ports were extremely loose.
 

Exana

macrumors regular
Mar 15, 2011
219
0

Born2bwild

macrumors member
Mar 18, 2012
31
17
Previously had a rev.1 LG screen (with IR) - from a rMBP bought a few weeks after release. I brought it for repair today, and got a Samsung panel. The Samsung panel was badly calibrated out of the box, but I fixed that... the new screen shows no IR.
 
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