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Retina Burn-In on Purpose?

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andiruleu Calculating status...
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Dec 4, 2012 1:22 PM

I just received my retina display yesterday (15", 2.6 GHZ, 256 HD) and haven't noticed anything yet (LG display). I did do the checkered display test for like 5 minutes, but nothing... However, my brightness level was probably half to 3/4. Not sure if the brightness needs to be super bright to actually get this tested. Now is it possible that if you force the burn-in, as in test the burn in screen--leaving your screen on for 20 minutes with highest brightness level, you're more likely to damage the screen that shouldn't be having the issue?

 

From my 5 minute test, I haven't seen anything, should I still take the risk and test with brightest level and leaving it for 20 minutes? Does it really matter?

 

Thanks

MacBook Pro with Retina display
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    Dec 4, 2012 2:03 PM (in response to andiruleu)

    What is your aim here?

  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7 (26,645 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 10:57 PM (in response to andiruleu)

    I'm sure that you've read this thread - https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4034848?start=0&tstart=0 - or at least parts of it. The LG screens seem more prone to IR, the Samsung more prone to 'tints'. But there are many users with both LG and Samsing screens who have been happy with their purchase.

     

    One 'remedy' posted on that thread for IR was to run a graphic-intensive PowerPoint presentation overnight - that seemed to work for some. If you're not showing signs of IR, I wouldn't worry about it.

     

    Clinton

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