White Spot on 15" 1.67GHz Powerbook

SLCentral

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Jan 18, 2004
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I've got myself a latest revision 15" Powerbook, and today, I noticed that a definite white spot has developed on my LCD on the left center. I know these were common two revisions ago, but is it possible for it to happen with mine, or am I going crazy? When I set my background to a light grey solid color, it is even more visible. I'm afraid it's going to get worse or spread. Any tips?
 

Jay42

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Bring it back to the Apple store near you and raise hell. Seriously, even if its not your style. You paid A LOT for this machine and its crazy to think that you should have to deal with a defective product. Apple promised you a working, brand new laptop for X number of dollars, and they didn't do that.
 

ppc_michael

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Ooooh! I have the same thing (on my iBook...) and I've never heard of anyone else having that problem. What causes it?

I don't mean to hijack the thread or anything, but my interest has been piqued. ;)
 

Super20

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Jul 24, 2004
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ppc_michael said:
Ooooh! I have the same thing (on my iBook...) and I've never heard of anyone else having that problem. What causes it?

I don't mean to hijack the thread or anything, but my interest has been piqued. ;)

I took my 15" Powerbook 1.5mhz into an Apple store for a different problem and just mentioned the very tiny white spot on my screen. They told me no problem. I just haven't worked up the nerve to be without it for a few days while it gets fixed.
 

SLCentral

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Jay42 said:
Bring it back to the Apple store near you and raise hell. Seriously, even if its not your style. You paid A LOT for this machine and its crazy to think that you should have to deal with a defective product. Apple promised you a working, brand new laptop for X number of dollars, and they didn't do that.
Thanks for the advice man, this is what I was thinking. Does anyone know if they can fix the LCD in just a few hours, or is this a job that takes days? I can't imagine being without my PB for a extended period of time...
 

virus1

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it sucks, i know. its not like you did anything wrong to be without your computer for so long. ask them if there is anything that can be done. they are responsible for (assuming your profession is in computers) loss of money due to the lack of computer use. i wonder what they would do.