Spot behind MBP monitor

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gphoto, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. gphoto macrumors member

    May 23, 2007
    As the title says, there is a spot behind the built-in monitor on my SR MBP. It looks like a large speck of dust, but it is right in the middle the the screen and gets really distracting. Is there a way to blow the dust out from behind or something without having to go to the trouble of sending it in? I would not be averse to dissembling the monitor if was relatively risk-free.

  2. CrAzYoNe macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2007
    Same thing with my iPhone :(

    I wish I knew a safe way of removing it.
  3. PDE macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2005
    are you sure that it's not the apple logo shining through? It's basically a cut-out so if you're facing the sun, it will shine through and make the middle spot a little washed out...

    sorry if you already knew this....
  4. Zwhaler macrumors 604


    Jun 10, 2006
    To the OP, if the spot bugs you that much, just try to get an exchange from apple. Just explain that you do work where it is necessary to have a clear picture (whether or not that is true) and you should be able to get a replacement without trouble.
  5. MaddieBrad macrumors regular


    Apr 8, 2007
    New York City
    Shoot... don't even make something up...just say point blank. This is unacceptable and I will not leave the store unless you A get this fixed for me, B exchange it for me, or C: Refund my money.

    QC needs to be addressed with our beloved Apple Company. The more we force them to look at it the sooner we will see less thermal paste on out heatsinks, less yellow LED Backlights, less randomly restarting units, less mooing, less whining, less power cord melting, less screens not sitting level on the laptop. (Need I go on?)
  6. techlover828 macrumors 68020


    Jun 28, 2007
    man, I really wish I had an apple store

    anyway, the apple store should either fix it or replace it, good luck:)
  7. epicwelshman macrumors 6502a


    Apr 6, 2006
    Nassau, Bahamas
    Hahah... a few months ago i had just cleaned my MacBook screen for the first time. It was off, but open, and sitting on my desk. I noticed a pale patch in the middle and FREAKED OUT, thinking I had scratched the screen and worn away a patch of... whatever. Turns out, my lamp was shining through the logo. I sure felt like an idiot.
  8. gphoto thread starter macrumors member

    May 23, 2007
    Thanks for all the input. I will have to send it in since there is no Apple store within hundreds of miles from home, even though it's in the U.S. I do need a screen that is free of spots for my photography work, and even if I didn't, it would still be a big enough issue to send the computer in for. I do realize that the apple logo on the back can shine through; I like to turn off the backlight and shine a flashlight through it. It is more like a large speck, but not on the front of the LCD where I can wipe it off.

    P.S. If I do send the computer in, should I back up my hard drive completely first?
  9. iToaster macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    I'd back up my hard drive anytime I'll be having work done on my computer. I've experimented with a flashlight on my old MB, and really, it won't have much of an impact unless the screen is very dim or off, and has a light pressed right up to it. I'd say you have something else wrong with your screen.
  10. Habakuk macrumors 6502a

    Jul 10, 2007
    Vienna Austria Europe
    Dust behind the screen?

    It seems that I have the very same problem here. At first I've mixed it up with dead pixels...

    ...but I am more and more sure that it is dust. And it is getting more badly. In the meantime there are eight larger or smaller spots all over the screen. I am afraid they didn't seal it closely enough. My MBP was only in clean and almost dust-free environment (my livingroom).

    Same question here. My Apple dealer in Vienna/Austria gave me an address of a certified repair office here in town. As soon as possible I'll go there and show them the problem. I'll let you know here in this thread what they are saying (or doing).

    Edit: Read more... (updated 9.07)

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