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  • 5,430. Re: MacBook Pro Retina display burn-in?
    _vojto Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just tried 13" Retina in the store, here in Europe - there was slight image retention. My guess is it will develop and be worse.

     

    I returned my 15" back in September because of this, and I'm really disappointed there's no sign of fix being worked onx...

  • 5,431. Re: MacBook Pro Retina display burn-in?
    scottpcs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well I've had enough.

     

    After thinking that my last replacement that came with a Samsung screen was the one I was going to keep, I've decided that I can't live with the uneven colouring.

     

    This is my 4th replacement and to be honest I've just had enough of this whole debacle. I'm sending this last replacement back for a full refund and I'll wait until the Haswell update next year to see if Apple can pull their socks up.

     

    At the very least, I can go back to my old trusty workhorse for now, a 2010 13" MBP which I've not once had a problem with in over 2 years that I've had it.

     

    Best of luck to everyone who's persevering with this, including the 13" rMBP crowd who may well find they run into the exact same issues the 15" rMBP crowd like myself have had to endure.

     

    My only advice is don't put up with this IR issue, just because it may be the lesser of two evils between LG and Samsung. Just remember that, certainly in the UK, this is a computer that costs well in excess of £2000 and in my case nearly £3000. No computer costing that much money should have problems such as this and the only way to make Apple listen is vote with your wallet.

  • 5,432. Re: MacBook Pro Retina display burn-in?
    bank3r Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    "Best of luck to everyone who's persevering with this, including the 13" rMBP crowd who may well find they run into the exact same issues the 15" rMBP crowd like myself have had to endure.

     

    My only advice is don't put up with this IR issue, just because it may be the lesser of two evils between LG and Samsung. Just remember that, certainly in the UK, this is a computer that costs well in excess of £2000 and in my case nearly £3000. No computer costing that much money should have problems such as this and the only way to make Apple listen is vote with your wallet."

     

     

    There are "perfect" Samsung screens out there with vivid, even colors and no IR. I believe mine is one of them. However it took 4 exchanges to get there. If you are very particular (and you have a right to be since it is your money paying for a top notch product) you have to be willing to play the lottery. My advice is to try your luck soon as Samsung supplies will only decrease according to Macrumors. If you don't want to deal with potential multiple exchanges, you may want to wait or buy the cMBP and opt for the high-res screen and SSD.

     

    It is a brilliant notebook if you get one you're happy with. The best available IMHO. I love reading news, watching Netflix HD content and playing Portal 2 occasionally on that brilliant display. Best of luck!

  • 5,433. Re: MacBook Pro Retina display burn-in?
    danielwerner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Finally got my 15" rMBP today. I'm at work so I haven't been able to check if it's a LG or Samsung, but the screen looks great so far.

     

    Model:- MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) (CTO)
    Codename:- No codename assigned.
    Build Country:- This unit was built in China
    Build Year:- This unit was built in the second half of 2012.
    Build Week- Week 18 (April) or week 45 (October)
    Production Nr.:- This unit was number 861 to be built that week.

  • 5,434. Re: MacBook Pro Retina display burn-in?
    bhumai Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    @danielwerner, check your serial number here:

     

    http://www.appleserialnumberinfo.com/Desktop/index.php

  • 5,436. Re: MacBook Pro Retina display burn-in?
    bhumai Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
  • 5,437. Re: MacBook Pro Retina display burn-in?
    kunello Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am very interested in this, my one is arriving tomorrow (Build Week 45, in China, 368 for the week) so if yours is samsung then hopefully so is mine!

     

     

    And if your's is LG.... then i still hope I get lucky....

  • 5,438. Re: MacBook Pro Retina display burn-in?
    cbs20 Level 4 Level 4 (2,760 points)

    Just picked up my new 15" retina MBP last night on my way home from work last night. I have been paying close attention to this thread and any other possible problems with these computers. I checked using the terminal commands and I am one of the lucky few to get a Samsung with my first retina. I've read some Samsungs have had other issues besides image retention, so I am checking for any of those problems. Last night I was able to check for backlight bleed and dead pixels and didn't see any problems with either. I didn't notice any uneven colors, but I will check that better tonight. I will also run an image retention test tonight as well. I hope this display stays as beautiful as it is currently. Has anyone heard of problems occuring over time with Samsung displays? I have heard of dead pixels occurring, but is it possible for backlight bleeding to happen after a couple weeks or months? Also, have there been any reports on color getting uneven over time? Thanks and good luck to others with problems.

  • 5,439. Re: MacBook Pro Retina display burn-in?
    Leoul Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    @cbs20 Which production week is your rMBP? Check it here with your serial no.

     

    http://www.appleserialnumberinfo.com/Desktop/index.php

  • 5,440. Re: MacBook Pro Retina display burn-in?
    Leoul Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just received my rMBP which is a third attempt to win the Samsung lottery. Is not yet opened. I will let you know whether it is Samsung or LG. Checked the serial no. and

     

    Model:- MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) (CTO)
    Codename:- No codename assigned.
    Build Country:- This unit was built in China
    Build Year:- This unit was built in the second half of 2012.
    Build Week- Week 18 (April) or week 45 (October)
    Production Nr.:- This unit was number 1020 to be built that week.
  • 5,441. Re: MacBook Pro Retina display burn-in?
    cbs20 Level 4 Level 4 (2,760 points)

    I was unsure where to look up the production week, but I will do that tonight as well when I get home and let you guys know.

  • 5,442. Re: MacBook Pro Retina display burn-in?
    Sound Evolution Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok, You guys where all right...... IR does indeed get worse over time. The first 2 weeks my rMBA was consistent in IR, Now it start to reach a point that just a few minutes on Facebook, leaves a long IR on other pages. This is no good....

     

    I am convinced though, that it is just a matter of time, and more people will notice it. Even the people who don't read forums and stuff. As soon as I am back in my hometown, I will opt for a repair in the form of a screen replacement.

  • 5,443. Re: MacBook Pro Retina display burn-in?
    Alitanet italy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Now when I put the string

    ioreg -lw0 | grep IODisplayEDID | sed "/[^<]*</s///" | xxd -p -r | strings -6

    on terminal fo my rMBP 13" (with IR) the result is:

     

    @.`0 6

    Color LCD

     

    What it means ?

  • 5,444. Re: MacBook Pro Retina display burn-in?
    hotmaj Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Hi week 45 here and it's  A SAMSUNG  it the panel seems pefect to me (as close as it gets) 2.6 16gb ram 256gb

    sn C02jm strangely it came with 10.8 though at the very least they would be using the 10.8.1 image.