The 15InchPBScreenIssue Saga continued (with Test)

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by angerman, Apr 1, 2006.

  1. angerman macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2006
    Hi everyone,

    (don't want to read the below? Go straight to the Test, if you do not see constant interlaced lines on the right your display is faulty.)

    I feel my PowerBook suffers from the same screen issues and they are annoying. Get even more annoying the longer you use your PowerBook.

    I went to my dealer to get it fixed ... he told me he does not see any thing wrong with it and no lines... :eek:

    After 15 minutes of me insiting there to be lines I wanted to have fixed he agreed on ordering a replacement display.

    I'm still uncomfortable with the feeling of someone else not seeing what my problem is, so I took some time and found on osdir that their background for the images had those lines. So I checked the image and saw it was SOLID. no lines...

    Next was: using Gimp and drawing an image that should visualize what I saw, what I ended up with was a 4 frame GIF that overlays the right part with 5% black lines, offsets: 0, 1 and 5% white lines with offsets 0,1.

    On a faulty PowerBook (e.g. mine) you see on the right: interlaced lines, with the next frame solid color.

    On a non-faulty Display you see interlaced lines on the right all the time, no matter if the offset is 0 or 1.

    Here is the test-gif.

    I have taken a shot of the Apple Logo using my Digital camera, furthermore I marked the lither lines with black lines on the right on this image:

    I'm not very happy with the way this issue gets handled.

    Input on my testimage would be greatly appreciated.

    kindest regards,
    Moritz Angermann
    My Blog
  2. mfacey macrumors 65816


    Feb 1, 2004
    This has already been discussed over and over again. If you interested in what other have done about the problem, try searching the forums for the powerbook screen lines issue. There's a handful of VERY extensive threads about this issue.
  3. khisayruou macrumors 6502a


    Aug 21, 2004
    This has been WELL documented, I will try to help you out...

    THE Horitzontal Lines in New Powerbooks Thread.

    Long story short, most ppl has had success in getting the display fixed.
    So no worries. Just keep fighting. For many, it was important to tell Apple that you "perceive faint, white horizontal lines".

    Go to the above thread for more test images and show those to Apple if need be.

    The screen that are without lines have been:

    "Product Serviced by replacing the following:
    646-0324 DSPL, 15.2, WXGA++,SAMSUNG,Q16C
  4. angerman thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2006
    mea cupla

    I'm sorry. Yes I did check the posts. And I know there are threads.
    I wanted to give those who are unsure if their display is faulty too,
    an option to check. And tell what my stupid dealer was giving me :(

    I'm very sorry for duping.

    kindest regards,

    My Blog

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