White mark/dots UNDER LCD

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Sauceking, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. Sauceking macrumors newbie

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    Hey MR, can someone give me a diagnosis on my problem? I noticed these 2 white dot/marks on my screen as I was rebooting my MacBook this morning. I thought they were smudge marks so I tried wiping them off with no avail. I then turned off my MacBook and the marks were gone, leading me to believe they are a screen problem. I took a picture with my iPhone, sorry if it's not too clear but its in the highlighted box (you can only see one of the 2 marks).

    I bought my MacBook last September...I've been meaning to get Applecare...is it too late now? :p

    Maybe it's just a blob of stuck pixels? Hmmmm:confused::confused:
     

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  2. hogfaninga macrumors 65816

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    What specific day in Sept did you actually purchase your Mac? If it is even a day over a year you can't get Applecare which would of fixed you screen problem. Hopefully it is less than a year though.
     
  3. Sauceking thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Looks like procrastination kicked me in the groin yet once again :(
     
  4. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    It's a good excuse to get a new one with the new releases not-yet-scheduled for October. :p
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    $$$!!
     
  6. Jpoon macrumors 6502

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    If only everyone had oodles of cash stored away for buying meager updates.
     
  7. Sauceking thread starter macrumors newbie

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    While I do LOVE new gadgets, I'm also the kind of person who loves his stuff as they age. I love an old pair of faded raw jeans that have been with me through all kinds stores, my old sneakers, my iPod that has developed some battle scars on the back, and I wanted to grow old with my MacBook too. I just hope this problem doesn't get any "worse"!
     
  8. psxguru macrumors 6502a

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    Funnily enough I've recently noticed 2 spots on my screen like that :(
    Only noticeable with certain colours - if you put the black mouse pointer over them you can't see them. I'm not sure if it's stuck pixels or not.
     
  9. CTJoyce macrumors member

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    Looks like an LCD bleed, or a back lighting problem. If your under warranty see if you can get it replaced.

    Cheers
    Cameron
     
  10. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    LCD bleeds are never good as they don't go away, and get bigger, fast. My advise is to try to ignore it, get a wallpaper that hides it, and if it really annoys you, get an external monitor. It may not be a bleed, in which case it wouldn't get bigger, or at least as quickly.

    AppleCare is needed now days, and all Mac's really are $183 extra if you want to guarantee they will work in 3 years from now.
     
  11. Foamer macrumors regular

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    My old macbook developed the same spots (4 of them) shortly before I sold it. It did not look like LCD bleed, rather it looked like something was on the diffuser behind the display (the part that evenly distributes light across the display).

    Dont know what it was, but they suddenly appeared and never got bigger. They were simply 4 dots.

    I hope to hell my new 24" iMac doesnt start having issues with the display.
     
  12. Sauceking thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the feedback Foamer, I hope mine doesn't grow/develop new spots (this is almost like an acne breakout :p). But yea, those two dots don't bother me too much as they are impossible to see with the dock covering them, only time I notice them is when I watch a fullscreen movie or reboot.
     

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