Screens of the 2015 13" RMBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by salvator, May 29, 2015.


Which screen do you have?

  1. A02A Problem Free

    14 vote(s)
  2. A02A with uneven tint/image retention/ backlightbleed

    1 vote(s)
  3. A029 Problem Free

    3 vote(s)
  4. A029 with uneven tint/image retention/ backlightbleed

    4 vote(s)
  1. salvator macrumors regular

    Jan 29, 2015
    Guys with the 2015 13inch Rmbp

    I was wondering how are the screens on the current model?

    Do they still suffer from uneven tints or image retention?

    How is the backlight bleed on them?

    Which model do you have A02A or A029 and how have they been so far?

    Please share your thoughts :)
  2. spaceranger macrumors newbie


    May 6, 2015
    For those wondering which is which;

    A02A - Samsung
    A029 - LG

    I started off with the A029 and immediately noticed that there was a darker transparent spot (like a shadow) on the bottom right of the screen. It was especially noticeable when it was displaying whites.

    So I returned it and received a new 2015 13" rmbp with a A02A. No issues at all, it looks great! :)
  3. salvator thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 29, 2015
    That's great to hear. I have just ordered mine and I hope it's the A02A :).
    Is yours the 128,256 or the 512gb model?
  4. Qaanol macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
  5. Cnasty macrumors 68040


    Jul 2, 2008
    Where do you check to see which kind you have?
  6. spaceranger macrumors newbie


    May 6, 2015
    I've got the 2,7GHz 256GB 16GB and I'm very happy with it. Don't worry to much about getting either the LG or Samsung. Both are good screen manufacturers. If it wasn't for the dark spot on the LG screen it would definitely been a keeper!
  7. JackieInCo, May 29, 2015
    Last edited: May 29, 2015

    JackieInCo Suspended

    Jul 18, 2013
    Mine says A02F. What is that? Mine is problem free.
  8. BruceButtcheeks macrumors member


    Mar 25, 2015

    It means your f*cked
  9. newellj macrumors 604

    Oct 15, 2014
    East of Eden
    Is that the technical analysis? :rolleyes:
  10. jonobin, May 30, 2015
    Last edited: May 30, 2015

    jonobin macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2014
    I don't know if it's just me but mine seems to have some sort of blue glow at the sides when not at full brightness.

    Btw this is almost noticeable with a white background like macrumors forum, on black screen it's almost non present.

    Where I can see if I have a A02A or A029 one?
  11. spaceranger macrumors newbie


    May 6, 2015
    1. 'System preferences'
    2. 'Displays'
    3. Open 'Color' tab
    4. Select 'Color-LCD'
    5. Click 'Open Profile'
    6. Go to nr. 17 ('mmod' tag)
    7. Check your Model number
  12. jonobin macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2014
  13. Obagleyfreer macrumors member

    May 9, 2016
    New Zealand
    Surely the number in the Manufacturer field is more relavent to who made the display?
    Where did you get your info from regarding the A02A and A029 code being manufacturer?
    I received a 13" MBPR 2015 with a A02A screen that was aweful. The A029 that replaced it was much better.
    Something i noted is that the A02A has 17 lines in the colour profile section. Make and model being line 17. Abd the A029 only 16 lines, make and model being number 16......wonder whats missing.
  14. tfsa89 macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2017
    Hi! Sorry to open this up again...

    I bought one on sale last week, same exact problem! It's driving me nuts!
    Plus it has some light bleed in the corners...
    I was thinking of swaping it but its not guaranteed I will get the Samsung display or that it will bw better than this one.

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