rMBP Screen Issue

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nsmo, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. nsmo macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2014
    Hello all,

    I am buying a 15in rMBP this week. I have seen quite a few threads on here discussing issues with the screen. I understand these are the unlucky few and more than likely the rMBP I end up with will work just fine. With that said, there is still a chance I might get unlucky and I would like to save my self some time, if possible, in the return/replace process. Do you folks have any suggestions for ways in which I can test/check the rMPB I end up with before leaving the store to make sure everything is functioning properly?

    Thanks in advance. This is my first mac since the 12in powerbook I bought for college in 2005. Needless to say, I am really excited.
  2. Branskins macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2008
    It should be exciting :)

    Once you boot up the computer, go to http://imac.squeaked.com/test.php

    They have dead/stuck pixel tests as well as a yellow screen test.

    Also remember, the lighting in the Apple store is different than how you will probably use it, so IF there is a yellowing issue, it may be difficult to see there.

    Just remember you have 14 days to return/replace it if you are not happy
  3. brdeveloper macrumors 68020


    Apr 21, 2010
    If you live nearby a physical store, you're lucky. Just be prepared for a few returns if necessary. Hopefully you'll get a nice rMBP. To me, I place all my hopes on this mobile workstation:


    Hopefully it would save us from yellowing and image retention with its IGZO screen, but who knows? The Retina iPad Mini has an IGZO screen and also suffers from I.R. This Dell is pretty well reviewed, though. All I can say is there's a lot of happy rMBP owners, but what scares me is all the complaining about the same computer. We can't really say if it's excess of complaining or excess of color-blindness. You have to check by yourself at the store.
  4. nsmo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2014
    Thanks for the feedback! I went to the apple store and purchased it last night. Screen appears to be flawless. Could not be happier.

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