Screen... is this normal?

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  1. macjoshua, Mar 4, 2011
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    macjoshua macrumors 6502

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    I just bought a new Macbook Pro the other day (15" 2.2 i7 quad-core... it rocks), and I opened up Front Row and noticed some unevenness in the screen backlighting along the bottom.

    So, I made a black background image and took a picture to show what I'm talking about.

    It only shows up on a black or super dark screen.

    Is this normal? :confused:

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  2. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

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    Totally normal on a laptop, especially the 13".

    Mine is the same.
     
  3. macjoshua thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, if it's normal then I won't worry about it. It's only 2 days old, so I could take it back and exchange it if it wasn't normal.
     
  4. teflonsheep macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately, it is normal.

    I have the same on my 17", but it was a lot worse on the glossy.. When i exchanged it for a AG screen it was a lot better.
     
  5. macjoshua thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone have a MBP that does not have this?
     
  6. stringent macrumors 6502

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    Backlight bleed or something is the technical term isn't it?

    Most LCD technology have this.
     
  7. macjoshua thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I guess I just don't remember seeing it on my old MacBook pro. Looking around I see a lot of people saying that almost all MBP's have backlight bleed. That's kind of disappointing.
     

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