rMBP Sudden death of pixels?!

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  1. Pagga macrumors 6502

    Pagga

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    The last week to very pronounced dead pixels suddenly appeared on my rMBP. They are in the same area, but not too close, both a little northwest to the middle.

    I also have slight ghosting on both far sides of the screen, towards the middle.

    I have a Samsung screen. Bouth the computer in july.

    What do you think? Should I try and get a replacement? I have been extremely carefull with my rMBP!
     
  2. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Speak with Apple, they will likely replace the display, they are unlikely to replace the entire machine as there is no need.
     
  3. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    They will try to repair it before they replace it.
     
  4. achariam macrumors newbie

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    Same here. Bought in the beginning of august and all of a sudden i noticed 9 dead white pixels clustered around the middle of my screen. Samsung panel as well. I'm definitely calling to get it fixed.
     
  5. Pagga thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Interesting ...

    Thanks, mates, for your replies. I guess a screen fix is better than nothing. This machine is all about the screen anyway :)
     
  6. Mac-Tech macrumors regular

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    I knew Samsung panels had these problems....I think your better off with a LG panel to be honest....
     
  7. golf1410 macrumors 6502a

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    LG has image retention issue.
     
  8. Mac-Tech macrumors regular

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    Not all some 80% of the apple owners are not even on this forum....They are happy with their LG or Samsung screen...I would prefer to get LG since the colors are alot deeper and true...IR only happens when u do that stupid checker board test....
     
  9. dmccloud macrumors 6502a

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    I have no image retention issues with my LG panel.
     
  10. Bebel macrumors member

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    I have no image retention issues with my LG screen either.
     
  11. Pagga thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I called Apple, and they immeadeately wanted to give me a new rMBP, based on the two dead pixels.
    Have to wait for a couple of weeks, and go through my local Apple dealer.

    P
     

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