Uneven backlighting on 2012 Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by RobNor, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. RobNor macrumors 6502

    May 29, 2010
    Has anyone had any major problems with uneven back lighting on the 2012 Airs?
  2. mds1256 macrumors regular

    Apr 9, 2011
    Not sure about major but I get it, bottom left corner of 2012 LG screen.
  3. dasx macrumors 65816


    Jun 18, 2012
    What I've noticed is an extremely sensitive sensor. I mean, the brightness can go 3/4 levels up and down in a 20 seconds interval with apparently no reason at all.

    It's pretty random and I've only noticed it 2/3 times since I have it (week of release), but it's still pretty strange imo.
  4. sonofpismo macrumors regular


    May 20, 2002
    Orlando, Florida
    I have it pretty bad on my 11.6" Samsung panel 2012 MBA. Every time I think I am used to it, it starts to bother me more and more. The bottom of the screen, dead center is the worst. Smaller uneven patches to the left and the right exist. It is most notable on a light colored background and when switching between full screen apps.

    I'm taking it to the Apple Store tomorrow.
  5. dcorban macrumors 6502a


    Oct 29, 2007
    My lighting is even on my 13" 2012 Air (Samsung panel, although I'm not sure why that would affect lighting).
  6. Saturn1217 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 28, 2008
    My new 13-inch MBA 2012 with LG panel has uneven backlighting at the bottom.

    I am still within my 14-day return policy and I am considering exchanging it.

    But i have a refurb of the very highly demanded i7 8GB 256 SSD version which is never in stock on the refurb store.

    How would Apple handle an exchange in this case? Is it worth bothering? I am also considering just returning the computer all together and waiting until Haswell but the date for that seems much less certain now and the more I use my MBA the more I grow to appreciate it :eek:

    Any input is much appreciated!
  7. DJLC macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2005
    North Carolina
    I haven't noticed any issues on the 200 mid-2012 MBAs at work. Of course, I only sit in front of one of them for extended periods of time...

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