Please start checking 13 retina for burn in.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bsen4961, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. bsen4961 Guest

    Jun 28, 2012
    People who know the 15 inch burn in issue are waiting to see if the 13 inch retina suffers with the same issue. If anyone could check it out that would be great.
  2. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    None on mine.
  3. AirThis macrumors 6502a

    Mar 6, 2012
  4. bsen4961 thread starter Guest

    Jun 28, 2012
    Can you tell me what display you have ? Is it LG (prefix LP) or samsung (prefix LSN)

    type this into terminal:
    ioreg -lw0 | grep \"EDID\" | sed "/[^<]*</s///" | xxd -p -r | strings -6

    Thank you
  5. iPersian macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2012
    Copenhagen, Denmark
  6. sno1man macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2011
    This command doesn't work on the new 13. no error message, you just get the prompt back
  7. AirThis macrumors 6502a

    Mar 6, 2012
    Try running it without the grep part and redirect the output into a file. You'll probably have to make some educated guesses as to where the panel info is and what it means. It might be fun. Sure someone here will figure it out.
  8. sno1man macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2011
    nope, nada
  9. iPersian macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2012
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    apple hiding this means that they know whats going on ;-) if they are actually hiding then this is a pathetic low for the premium company. imagine how much time we are wasting on this.

    if only apple could make an official statement and admit that the 15 inch is a mess and the will fix it then people would take it easy.
  10. benguild macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2003
    Um... no :rolleyes:
    They haven't hidden anything. It just only works on that particular machine.

    Go back to computer school, champ
  11. sno1man macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2011
    not so fast....

    It works on a 13 inch regular pro, 13 inch air and 15 inch regular pro, plus the 15 retina.

    It's odd that it doesn't work on only the 13 retina (at least on the machines I have access to)

    PS: One of our devs thinks this is actually an OSX issue. In other words the installed display is returning a value that OSX doesn't understand. Probably will be fixed in the next OS update. Has happened before with devices
  12. tadziak macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2011
    Are you sure you are not using an external display while checking?:)

    Try also this command:

    ioreg -lw0 | grep IODisplayEDID | sed "/[^<]*</s///" | xxd -p -r | strings -6
  13. JD92, Oct 24, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2013
  14. sno1man macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2011
    no external display, typing this reply and trying on the machine in question

    response in terminal is
    @. '0 6
    Color LCD
  15. Snowshiro macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2008
    15" retinas don't have burn-in. You have no idea what the term means.

    Burn in was a problem that affects older displays that used phosphor coated screens, which would literally retain a physical "burned-in" image if left displaying the same thing for a long time. It's permanent. The chemical composition of the phosphors is changed with no real remedy. Once it's there, your screen is as good as ruined.

    The displays of some rMBPs have image retention caused by a static buildup which disappears after a few minutes if the image on the screen changes or the display is turned off. I say some, because mine has shown no sign of it yet.
  16. GrandPhrase macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2012
    Those of you who have the 13 rMBP would you kindly mind posting a pic. with the highest scaling resolution enabled as well as the 2nd highest scaling? Thanks.
  17. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Where ever did you find such a humorous and original photo?
  18. AirThis macrumors 6502a

    Mar 6, 2012
    Even ioreg by itself with no params? :confused:
  19. whiteonline macrumors 6502


    Aug 19, 2011
    California, USA
    No. I'm going to use and enjoy this device, and not drive myself crazy. I suggest everyone else do the same.
    Worry about things that really affect how you use it (if any).
  20. JD92, Oct 25, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2013
  21. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000


    Jun 26, 2007
    Savannah, GA
  22. teepke macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2012
    13 retina burn in? yes.


    I just joined the forum here to confirm, some 13" mbpr's will for sure have this issue.


    The usual ioreg terminal command with the grep/sed doesn't return anything, so here's the IODisplayEDID line from ioreg just piped to more.

    namor:~ ohesnoes$ ioreg -lw0 | grep IODisplayEDID | more
    | | | | | "IODisplayEDID" = <00ffffffffffff00061014a0000000000a160104a51d1278026fb1a7554c9e250c505400000001010101010101010101010101010101e26800a0a0402e60302036001eb31000001a000000fc00436f6c6f72204c43440a202020000000100000000000000000000000000000000000100000000000000000000000000000008d>

    For the record, this is a Core i7 machine, with a 512GB hard drive, so am very likely going to ask Apple for help here. $2500 for a fancy pants display that out of the box has teh suck? :confused:

  23. CausticPuppy macrumors 65816

    May 1, 2012
    I'd be curious if the command still works on 15" rMBP's after the 2.0 update.
  24. bill-p macrumors 68000

    Jul 23, 2011
    It does.

    It's true Apple intentionally tries to hide the 13" rMBP's display manufacturer.

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