Shadow on the bottom of MacBook Pro screen?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thecoolone1, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. thecoolone1 macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2009
    I'm really not sure how to explain this that's why I took a picture.

    I just purchased a new MacBook Pro 13" not to long ago and I noticed when the screen is dark or when watching movies there is like blue shadows on the bottom of the screen shinning up. I know it' minimal and not sure if it's normal but it gets kind of annoying. My 5 year old laptop doesn't even have this problem.

    So I guess my question is, is it normal, does anyone else or "everyone" have this problem?

  2. jpma macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2009
    more call it light spill

    a lot got that, some don't
    some learn to accept it.
  3. w00t951 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Sometimes, this happens when the screen doesn't press completely onto the screen, letting light from the backlight spill out and give the appearance of brightening some pixels. On my old PC laptops, I've pressed down/screwed down that corner of the screen, making much of it go away. Then again, be careful not to press so hard as to damage the screen.
  4. thecoolone1 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2009
    So is this "shadowed" screen an issue you think? Here's another picture. As you can see, the bottom is the worst but even on the left side you see a lighter color instead of the actual Black wallpaper and the bottom is plain blue when I look at it and even in the middle you can see the light just going up throughout the screen. I just want to know if it's a good screen because I've only had my macbook pro since last month.

  5. iBunny macrumors 65816

    Apr 15, 2004
    I have that on every laptop that I have ever owned.

    Its the LED lights comming from the bottom. Theres nothing to worry about.
  6. Pax macrumors 6502a

    Dec 12, 2003

    mine is exactly the same, the only minor flaw in an otherwise really excellent screen.
  7. Jottle macrumors 6502

    Oct 17, 2003
    Mine is the same. It's a byproduct (sucky) of using led's for back lighting. What you're seeing is each individual led lamp. It's more apparent on some screens than others. It really varies. But they all have it to a certain extent. If you try to get a replacement screen from apple, you may end up getting one with worse shadowing and/or dead pixels. Happened to me. It's a gamble.
  8. ressac macrumors regular

    Oct 30, 2011
    and they (apple) still using in macbook pros, screens like this one
  9. dusk007 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2009
    Completely flawless in that regard is almost non existent and the extent your suffers from is not bad a all.
    It usually something you don't notice unless you watch an almost entirely black screen.
  10. ressac macrumors regular

    Oct 30, 2011
    when i watch movie i notice this, or when i start play a game "limbo"

    so, i call to the apple, and they say to me it's not a normal

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