Retina MBP - Faulty Display?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Pow, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. Pow macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2012
    First time posting :)

    I received my new Retina MBP a little over a week ago and it's been running perfectly fine until I woke up and switched it on yesterday morning and found a vertical line of what seems like dead pixels running straight down the middle of my screen...

    Now I'm guessing this means my display is just faulty and I've booked an appointment at a Genius Bar but before I go I'm wondering if there's a fix for it I can do myself?

    This is what it looks like...

    IMG_3495 by IamPowie, on Flickr

    IMG_3496 by IamPowie, on Flickr

    IMG_3498 by IamPowie, on Flickr

    As you can see it changes colour depending on the background colour too
  2. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020


    Feb 16, 2012
    Yeah that doesn't look too good, i sometimes get lines but only in safari over certain content.
  3. Pow thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2012
    Just messed around with resolutions and the lines stay in exactly the same place. Restarting won't get rid of it and they don't appear on my external display either so I'm pretty sure I'm going to need a new one :(
  4. boto macrumors 6502


    Jun 4, 2012
    Just curious, which screen manufacturer is it, LG or Samsung?
  5. mohsy90 macrumors 65816


    Feb 4, 2011
    New York
    Have you tried a SMC and PRAM reset. If that doesn't do it, then its likely a bad display.
  6. ixodes macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    Apple needs to be involved, if not it may cost you dearly later on.

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