Should I return rMBP because of Bleeding?

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  1. WillTC macrumors newbie

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    I have had my MacBook Pro for less than a week and everything's fine. Perfect unibody, zero dead pixels and no cosmetic wear. But one thing that bothers me is the fact that it has a screen bleeding issue. Which is sort of normal, which I hear from other MR users. Should I have a replacement?

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  2. MasterHowl macrumors 65816

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    I think after paying £2000+ for a MacBook, anything less than perfect warrants a return (in my book anyway).

    You buy into good customer service when you buy an Apple product, so they shouldn't have a problem swapping it.
     
  3. sk8r1230 macrumors 6502

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    dude that is almost nothing! mine was way worse. its your call
     
  4. Vctr macrumors regular

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    To be completely honest ... I don't see anything wrong with that screen.
     
  5. klover macrumors 6502a

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    That's nothing - keep it. Why chance swapping that for another problem.
     
  6. Lord Appleseed macrumors 6502a

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    To be honest, that wouldn't bother me much.
    Keep it if you can live with it, but if you have doubts then just return it... I'd keep it.
     
  7. theuserjohnny macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, for me I can live with that its really not that big of a deal.
     
  8. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    So, do you sit and stare at a black screen often?
     
  9. fel10 macrumors 68000

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    What am I supposed to be looking at exactly??? I don't see anything wrong with it.
     
  10. Lord Appleseed macrumors 6502a

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    He means that weak light on the bottom and the top right of the display...
     
  11. kingoftherolex macrumors member

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    Yeah. even if you can live with it right now, its going to be one of those things that really just start to bug you over time. It's better to just deal with it now, than to be sitting here 3 months from now upset over the fact that you decided it'd be no big deal. IMHO, you've got more to lose by not trying to deal with the bleeding.
     
  12. ericrwalker macrumors 68030

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    Maybe I need a retina screen to see what the problem is. :confused:
     
  13. fel10 macrumors 68000

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    Oh I see it now, thanks. I actually don't think its really that bad, but for a machine that you paid over 2000 bucks, I would it expect it to be perfect from day one.
     
  14. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Probably every computer monitor (regardless of brand) you encounter will have some type of backlight bleed. That is not very bad at all, I would keep it.
     
  15. Collin789 macrumors regular

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    I've had a couple of Retina MBP's for the same reason and they all did the same thing. Just like you have; in the corners.
     
  16. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    Yeah... I usually have a pretty good eye for that kind of thing, but I can't see **** on my end. Viewing it on a 24" glossy iMac in a somewhat bright room though
     
  17. sweetbrat macrumors 65816

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    I would say chances are fairly slim that you'll find one better than that. It's visible, but just barely. How often are you going to be looking at something where you'll actually be able to notice it? If everything else with the computer is fine, I'd keep it.
     
  18. 7even macrumors 6502a

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    It's not light bleed, that's probably IPS glow. My first rMBP was a little better than my second one but I wouldn't try exchanging just because the new one might be worse than that or have other issues. Even my desktop IPS monitor has some of this.

    It's only a problem when it starts looking like this: http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/1998/u2412mb.jpg
     
  19. spdntrxi macrumors regular

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    me either
     
  20. reRESERVEDMD macrumors member

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    I'm sorry about this but are you ****ing kidding me?! That screen has almost no backlight bleed.

    You should've seen all 5 of mine that I had to go through before I gave up...
     
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  22. sireShonBohn macrumors regular

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    I've still never seen an LCD monitor with ZERO back light bleed. I'm not saying they don't exist, but they must be a rarity. Every phone, tablet, notebook, desktop monitor, TV, or iPod that I've ever owned from any brand or time period has had back light bleed to some extent.

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    Exactly, it's near perfect.
     
  23. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    okay I'm on my rmbp now and I see it. IMO if it isn't noticeable while actually viewing stuff, leave it be. If it gets worse (which is possible), take it in
     
  24. DVD9 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow! That's a very deep black level.

    This troll is several orders of magnitude better than the "I'm not impressed with the Retina screen."
     
  25. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    No your display is perfect, all display `s suffer from an element of back light bleeding, so unless you plan on sitting in a blacked out room staring at a black image all day I would just move on and focus on enjoying the Retina for what it is
     

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