rMBP screen burn-ins

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MDFang, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. MDFang macrumors member

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    This may be normal and just me being nitpicky, but it's had me worried nonetheless.

    After about five minutes of use, when I activate Mission Control, I can see (thanks to the darker background) that my screen has some burn-ins. Most notably where the whites used to be located on the screen (most other colors don't burn in as much). You can just see the silhouettes, but if I use, say, Chrome for a lengthened period of time, and then go into Mission Control, I can actually read " Chrome" on the top left of the screen.

    Is this normal? Sure, it goes away after a while, but I can't help but feel I'm damaging the display, even if it's ever so slightly.

    I tried taking pictures so show how it gets after ten minutes of use, but those turned out all fuzzy, due to the screen also being a light source and what not.

    So, uhm, yeah. Anyone else having this? I shouldn't be worried, right? Thanks all!
     
  2. mzjin macrumors 6502

    mzjin

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    People say it gets worse. Not sure if it actually damages your screen per se, but could make using it eventually unusable.
     
  3. MDFang thread starter macrumors member

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    So, I'm in for stuff worse than this in a few months? Oh dear.

    Really satisfied with the screen and everything, but this is just one con you don't expect from a machine this expensive. Real shame.
     
  4. ajcadoo macrumors 6502

    ajcadoo

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    Dont we have 1-year warranties on these machines?

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    BTW, screen burn in seems to progressively get worse for me. I can read the Date and Battery percentage EASILY when I use mission control.
     

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