Resolved Very weird problem with MBP. Part of screen stays illuminated when brightness is down

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  1. TheJing, Nov 1, 2011
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    TheJing macrumors 6502a

    TheJing

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    English is not my first language but I'll try to make things as clear as possible.

    Whenever I turn the brightness all the way down on my MBP ( 13" 2011) there is on spot in the middle, which is approximately 2,5 centimeters in diameter, that just illuminated.

    So basically the screen is all black, except for a something that looks like a circle but isn't a perfect circle that stays illuminated. So I can see a small part of my wallpaper when the brightness is all the way down.

    I tried to take pictures but when the flash is on you can see the whole screen and not the spot where the problem is and without flash you can't see it at all.


    Has this happened to anyone before? What could be the problem?

    If I could avoid going to Apple that would be fantastic since I put an optibay in there and don't want to put the optical drive back and everything.


    Thanks guys!
     
  2. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    It's the Apple cut-out on the back letting light in.
     
  3. TheJing thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You can't imagine how stupid I feel.

    Thanks. I was getting worried.
     
  4. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    You're not the first to have been confused by the mystery light source. :eek:
     
  5. Hustler1337 macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    I know this issue has been resolved, but I'm just wondering how is this possible? When I turn the screen brightness right down to zero so that the screen backlight is off, the light-up Apple logo also dims down to zero so that the logo does not light up. So how can this be possible, or am I misinterpreting something? :p
     
  6. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    Try it in front of a window.
     
  7. Hustler1337 macrumors 65816

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    It's night time here in London, so I tried it against a bright light and OMG now I feel so stupid!!! LOL I never knew of this. TheJing, I know how you feel man. Thanks NutsNGum!



    *walks away holding his MBP against the lamp and staring in amazement*
     
  8. TheJing thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hahaha! Good to hear I'm not alone. ;)
     

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