Should I be worried? Blue'ish tint at the bottom of the screen

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Pavia, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. Pavia macrumors regular

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    http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/8173/1010238.jpg
    http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/1743/1010239.jpg
    http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/1187/1010240.jpg
    http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/4039/1010241i.jpg

    No idea what it is, I just noticed it yesterday. It can be seen if I place a picture like this: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cd/Black_flag.svg/750px-Black_flag.svg.png
    at the bottom of my screen.
    There's two, one on each side of the 'MacBook Pro' font, though the right one is a bit more to the right.

    My questions is...
    Is this bad?
    If it is, what do I do? My dad mentioned a program called http://udpix.free.fr/
     
  2. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

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    looks yellow to me.
    Have you calibrated your screen?
     
  3. Pavia thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

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    I don’t know if you should be worried, but I wouldn’t be.
    That is so minuscule. You have to ask yourself sometimes, “Do I notice it in normal use, or only when I’m looking for it."
     
  5. Pavia thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't mind it being there at all, I'm just afraid it may get worse? Or it'll end up being visible without the black background.
     
  6. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

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    Do you have AppleCare? If you do, just wait it out. If it gets worse, bring it to an Apple store.
     
  7. Pavia thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's quite new, so yes I still have the 1 year AppleCare. However, the closest Apple Store 160 kilometers (100 miles) away :eek: But why would I need AppleCare for this? It's not something that happened from dropping it or something. :confused:
     
  8. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

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    Oh, I wasn’t sure how long you have had the machine.

    If the closest apple store is that far away, definitely wait it out.
     
  9. madsno macrumors newbie

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    The above program works only on windows OS.

    There's a small utility that runs on Mac OS called "PiXel Check" v1.2 (2) by Michael Simmons (Mayhem!) that assists you in visually inspecting your LCD flat-panel display for bad or "dead" piXels. It's available here http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/10793/pixel-check

    Hope this helps
     
  10. Collected macrumors regular

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    The way I see it, even if a fault on your screen requires you to "look for it" it's still a fault, and (maybe I'm living in a dream world here) I expect a perfect product for the money we pay for these things. Apple pride themselves on perfection and their customers should expect it out of the box.

    This issue in my opinion deserves replacing. If it's troubled the user that much that they've spotted it, taken photos of it and come here for advice, then it needs replacing. It's not too much to ask, especially considering the screen is the one area of a laptop you spend the most time looking at.
     
  11. emiljan macrumors 6502

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    Looks like it could be the led backlight shining through. I had a similar issue with mine but it looked much worse.

    I took mine to the apple store and they replaced the screen even though they told me that there is nothing wrong with it and the backlight bleed is within apple specifications.
     

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