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MacBook Pro Retina display burn-in?

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  • DomdiDom Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 3, 2013 7:45 PM (in response to BarrettF77)

    You clearly are seeing the same thing I am which provoked my post. I should unsubcrible like you suggested you will,  I have to admit, it's hard to look away from this train wreck. It's just some of the posts are just amazing.

  • Tonythetiger24 Calculating status...
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    Jan 3, 2013 8:08 PM (in response to BarrettF77)

    In don't have the problem I can't reproduce it. Not talking myself into anything . you people are dwelling on a gray screen with black and white checkers I feel sorry for you!!!!!!!

  • Jajaba Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 3, 2013 8:23 PM (in response to RoozbehB)

    You misread my reply.  Sony's source for the Vaio Z is Samsung not LG.  It uses a 13.1" (1920x1080) IPS panel made by Samsung in a jointly owned plant.  Sony has never manufactured any IPS panels,  all Sony IPS panels come from other manufacturers.  Several years ago Sony partnered with Samsung for all small IPS panels (17" & under).  In very much the way Apple partners with OEM's buy buying the automated equipment and additional production space neccesary to ensure Apple specific critical parts can meet the high volume and cost requirements for consumer volume production.

     

    I did say that almost all high end professional grade IPS panels (21+") are supplied by LG.  The 2 primary inventors of IPS technology were LG and Hitatchi back in the late 90's. 

  • detroitmikeb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 3, 2013 8:32 PM (in response to mittense)

    I have a week 48, 15" LG, absolutely no issue(s).  I even took it to the apple store and compared it to 2 (they had 4 LG's) samsung 15" Retina's and my LG has better saturated colors (though who knows who messed with the display calibration) and mine was just slightly brighter. 

     

    There seems to be a trend with week 48 (and beyond I hope) LG's being perfect.

     

    ... unless of course I am "talking myself into thinking" I DO NOT see IR on my own laptop cough:troll:cough

  • andiruleu Calculating status...
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    Jan 3, 2013 9:28 PM (in response to detroitmikeb)

    detroitmikeb wrote:

     

    I have a week 48, 15" LG, absolutely no issue(s).  I even took it to the apple store and compared it to 2 (they had 4 LG's) samsung 15" Retina's and my LG has better saturated colors (though who knows who messed with the display calibration) and mine was just slightly brighter. 

     

    There seems to be a trend with week 48 (and beyond I hope) LG's being perfect.

     

    ... unless of course I am "talking myself into thinking" I DO NOT see IR on my own laptop cough:troll:cough

     

    Well I can tell u this I had production week 48 : https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4034848?start=5940&tstart=0, if u search for my name, i was finally able to see what my build was. After a while I only started to notice a slight IR on gray background. But if the background was a different wallpaper, I didn't notice. However, I didn't want to risk mine being worse later on, since it started to show only a slight. I didn't see any problems in the beginning, but since it started developing as time goes on, who knows how bad it'll get a few months down the road. Good thing I had until Jan 7th to return it and I did. I had it for 3 or 4 weeks and returned it this past Tuesday.

     

    EDIT: and mine was custom made, upgrade ram and cpu, 15" LG.

  • detroitmikeb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 3, 2013 10:01 PM (in response to andiruleu)

    Good to know.  I'll keep an eye on it.  Had mine 3 weeks today.  Luckily, if I say it was a Christmas Gift, I have until the 24th to return it to Best Buy.  KNOCK ON WOOD - I have done a few of these online "tests" and cannot duplicate the issue people speak of. 

  • Big Vakanas Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 4, 2013 12:14 AM (in response to mittense)

    WOW this thread is out of control...

     

    Its like this...

     

    If you brought one and its great ...congrats !

     

    If you brought one and its a dud ....send it back get a refund !

     

    If your thinking about buying one well.... DONT !

     

    If you stupid enough to join the lottery and buy one knowing the issues dont cry about it ...

     

     

    Its simple go out get some sunshine kick a ball have a beer and live your life 

     

     

    Apple Macbook with Retention display its a feature all IPS pannels have it just ask an Apple Genius .....

  • Cybernation_nl Calculating status...
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    Jan 4, 2013 12:36 AM (in response to mittense)

    Hi All, I've purchased my macbook pro retina at the end of october last year. Of course one of the first things i've checked was which panel the laptop uses. I was not too happy to see that the laptop had an LG panel.The first month or so i had no problem of image retention at all. But the last few weeks the image retetion developed pretty bad . So yesterday i took my laptop to a Authorised Service Provider. I made sure the laptop/display was warm, since the problem is worse when the laptop/display is warm. The service guy ran the image retention test and the display failed the test (which is a good thing!). So comming wednesday i'll drop the latop for a screen swap, hopefully i'll get a samsung panel!. The guy at the Authorised Service Provider could not guarantee that the replacement panel will be a samsung one.

     

    I'll keep you posted on what the brand of my replacement panel will be.

     

  • SandFish Calculating status...
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    Jan 4, 2013 12:41 AM (in response to mittense)

    Does anyone know what's the situation with Image Retention for MacBook Pros' available for purchase in Europe?

    I had a chat with Sales representative in one of Apple Premium Reseller stores in Europe, and he said, that there's been no complaints from Customers regarding the IR problem, that's according to this thread, is widespread in US.

    It's because they deliver different shipments for different parts of World, he said.

     

    Can anyone confirm that?

  • Cybernation_nl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 4, 2013 12:44 AM (in response to SandFish)

    @SandFish see my post. I'm living in the Netherlands and i'm having severe IR problems with my panel

  • SaintBol Calculating status...
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    Jan 4, 2013 2:41 AM (in response to SandFish)

    I had a MBPr a few monthes ago, in France: returned after 10 days because of IR.

    A friend of mine here in France is currently asking for a screen change because of IR.

     

    The bot you talked to is obviously delivering some automatic speech. MBPr are all built in China.

    The only differences are the keyboard layout and the power plug adaptor...

  • RoozbehB Calculating status...
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    Jan 4, 2013 2:47 AM (in response to SandFish)

    UK here, with the same problem. It's worldwide problem, not just the US.

  • itsamacthing Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    Jan 4, 2013 2:51 AM (in response to SandFish)

    I would take that comment up with Apple management, I am sure that they would not like their sales staff spreading false information like that. 

     

    Yes, Apple has warehouses that supply different parts of the world, but all the products are essentially made in the same locations by foxcon for example. 

     

    They don't make products just for one market or another in different factories, etc.  Like SaintBol said, they just change the country kit (keyboard, power adapter, manual) 

     

    IR is a real issue and we are all on this thread looking for the end of it!  As soon as Apple does something about it, I will buy the MBPr.  Until then, not going to happen!  I would rather buy a touch screen Windows 8 notebook from Samsung or Sony and wait until Apple realizes that we don't want screens that have ghosts of whatever we were looking at a few moments early hovering over whatever we are currently looking at. 

  • cosrocket Calculating status...
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    Jan 4, 2013 5:21 AM (in response to mittense)

    I purchased a 15” rMBP from Amazon at the beginning of November. I have hardly used it because I was away, but now that I’m back I will be using it on a daily basis. I did the check to see which display I have and it’s an LG. I have until January 31st to request a replacement but here’s the thing…the laptop is a beauty, and the display is amazing, bright, clear, even back lighting, just great. I can request a replacement but what are the chances that I will get one with a Samsung display? It’s been a while since anyone has posted receiving a brand new unit with a Samsung display, so I wonder if there are even any being manufactured with Samsung displays any more. I’d hate to get a replacement that has an LG display, only to find other problems, or some defect with the display other than IR.

  • Jajaba Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 4, 2013 8:17 AM (in response to mittense)

    It appears all the LCD manufacturers are crooks when it comes to price fixing.  They have all been fined hundreds of millions of dollars recently.  Here's the article on Appleinsider:

     

    http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/01/04/samsung-lg-charged-with-lcd-panel-pric e-fixing-in-china

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