Screen issue with Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by drake, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. drake macrumors 6502a

    drake

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    Now that my one year warranty is about to expire I'm perhaps getting more sensitive to everything on my Macbook.

    Here is what I'm seeing this afternoon looking at the Macbook. If you took the screen and divided it vertically down the middle, then put a border around each two "boxes" of about an inch, with the border being considerably darker than the inside of the box, this is what I'm seeing. You don't notice it much in normal use, but if you're booting up, have a solid background, its quite noticeable. Worth taking in?

    Should ask another perhaps related question. When you connect the Macbook to an external monitor, do you hotplug it or turn the machine off first? If you read the manual, it sounds like you hotplug it.
     
  2. munckee macrumors 65816

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    I hotplug my macbook daily and did the same with a powerbook. Never noticed any issues from it. Can't speak to the other problem, but if it bothers you take it in.
     
  3. drake thread starter macrumors 6502a

    drake

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    I can live with it so long as it doesn't get worse. I'm curious, if I ever needed to replace the screen, is the backlight part of it or separate?
     
  4. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

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    i dunno what the problem is exactly but you must know that the screen can take up to a few minutes to warm up after a restart. and yes, the backlighting is a part of the screen.
     
  5. drake thread starter macrumors 6502a

    drake

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    Good then I won't worry too much about it. Getting a new screen shouldn't be too hard.

    On second thought, I might just sell it .
     
  6. drake thread starter macrumors 6502a

    drake

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    Thought I'd post a pic of what I'm talking about to get some feedback.



    I'm using gray wallpaper as it shows the worst of it (that and dark blue).
     
  7. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

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    is this after warm up time? if so, that's kinda bad.
    here's mine for comparison, it's not shot in the dark.
    [​IMG]
     
  8. drake thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  9. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

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    i guess you should check with Apple, i know i would.
     

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