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MacBook Pro Retina display burn-in?

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  • cats11112 Calculating status...
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    Jun 18, 2013 12:09 PM (in response to FatMac\>MacPro)

    Actually it really doesn't make a difference - I had a 2012 Retina Macbook Pro which I bought when they first came out, as soon as the 2013 version came out I solded by 2012 version as it had the annoying ghosting issue.

     

    I boguht the 2013 version, as soon as I got it I checked who made the screen using the terminal command (sigh LG again) - however I then ran the online ghosting test - horray no ghosting - I then did some of my own tests - horray no ghosting - Three weeks later I started noticing ghosting issue (sigh... after the return period) and now months later I have really bad ghosting issues.

     

    At the moment I am living with it because:

     

    A. I am no where near an Apple store

    B. I have a lot of work to do and don't want to fiddle with clearing my mac and restoring backups etc..

     

    But as a graphic designer (who often works with gray content, I find it very hard to work with)

     

    I am ****** that Apple supposedly fixed the issue so I went out and bought and bought a replacement (selling my old one at a much lower cost) to recieve a new one with the exact same issue - I still have an overheating problem that my last had, and I still have an issue when if I charge my iPad which it's lid is down the Macbook goes super hot that it burns me (so I can't charge my iPad unless I am using my mac) and it still has the graphic lags and scrolling issues despite having double the ram and better processor (hoping mavericks will solve the performance issues)

     

    On the plus side I have bought Applecare so not on a race against the clock to get the problems fixed!

  • FatMac\>MacPro Level 4 Level 4 (2,065 points)
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    Jun 18, 2013 12:40 PM (in response to cats11112)

    cats11112 wrote:

     

    Actually it really doesn't make a difference - I had a 2012 Retina Macbook Pro which I bought when they first came out, as soon as the 2013 version came out I solded by 2012 version as it had the annoying ghosting issue.

     

    I boguht the 2013 version, as soon as I got it I checked who made the screen using the terminal command (sigh LG again...

    Your 2013 rMBP has an LG monitor but is it an SJA1 or an SJA2? In my post, I was careful to say:

     

    "the LG monitors used in the 2012 models appear to be all "SJA1." At least most of the 2013 rMBP 15" which have LG monitors are SJA2's, and while there's "disagreement" about whether they've been fixed or are simply too new to act up yet, there are few complaints that I've seen about them so far (since that group includes me, I'm watching closely)."

     

    While mine is a bit over two months old and shows no sign of image retention, the SJA2's may do so in the end; but virtually all of the problematic LG displays are SJA1's. My point in response to YeahWrite was that if the SJA2's are, indeed, improved, he had no chance of getting one by being sold the 2012 model.

     

    So the question I suspect many posters to this thread also have is which LG monitor is in your 2013 rMBP?

  • creativeape1 Level 2 Level 2 (320 points)
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    Jun 18, 2013 5:07 PM (in response to FatMac\>MacPro)

    I dropped off my MacBook last night and and called this afternoon to get a status update. It appears that the screen has been replaced but the tech has to run "tests" and should contact me within 2 days.

     

    I really hoped to get it back sooner than that(its my only computer for design work).

     

    That seems a bit long for tests, right? Is there something more to these tests?

  • twangsta Calculating status...
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    Jun 19, 2013 4:01 AM (in response to mittense)

    Retina 15-inch, Eary 2013 ( mfg in 2013)

     

    LP... -SJA1 screen

     

    severe ghosting.... going to the store today ..

     

    (INDIA)

  • rosemarycane Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 19, 2013 8:58 PM (in response to creativeape1)

    Let me know what your replacement screen looks like. I have had two Samsung screens as replacements and they have a yellow tint to them.

  • creativeape1 Level 2 Level 2 (320 points)
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    Jun 19, 2013 10:12 PM (in response to rosemarycane)

    It did have a warmer tint to it than the LG screen I originally had. I calibrated the screen in expert mode and it looks fine to me so far. It honestly feels more accurate color wise than the LG which seemed more suited for general viewing rather than graphic work(which I do all day). But, ill reserve final judgement for at least a couple of days.

  • dhpsf Calculating status...
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    Jun 20, 2013 11:41 AM (in response to mittense)

    I just wanted to chime in here. I had a LG screen on my 2012 MBP-R and had some pretty apparent image retention issues. I figured I'd just live with it but then after a while I started noticing a different screen problem (flickering) and brought it in for that. I also mentioned the IR issues and they ended up replacing my display with a samsung model and I'm surprised at the difference. I actually still was expecting to see some ghosting but there was absolutely zero.

     

    I've only had it about a week since the repair and no issues have seemed to cropped up so far. Considering extending warranty with apple care since mine expires next month.

  • twangsta Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 22, 2013 8:29 AM (in response to dhpsf)

    I just got my screen replaced, they did a quick job, kudos to Apple India!

     

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

     

    Color LCD

    LSN154YL01001

    DLM3135021AFDR6A4

     

    Not sure what screen that is but the white balance is a bit yellow, better after xpert caliberation, though we've got some real monitor calibration equipment in the office that I'll check the screen out with.

     

    I'm not sure what the flickering thing is, I do see the screens go off and on within a second occasionally, mostly while using it with a second monitor into the HDMI port. But it doesn't happen very often at all, though I wondering if others have seen that flickering get more severe.

     

    The third issue I had was with the HDMI port detecting digital connections as analog, I used a fix in the overrides section from some place on the net, not sure if that issue's been fixed with OS updates or not.

     

    At this rate I cannot afford to not have the extended warranty support!

  • FrancisDaza Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 22, 2013 9:39 AM (in response to twangsta)

    You've got a Samsung panel .

     

    The white balance to the yellows, apparently is something usual so far, which, as you said, it's getting better with a re-calibration.

     

    Please, let me know when you do the hardware calibration (with SpiderX or x-rite i1display, etc.), because I have the same panel with the same light-tendence to the yellows and I did a re-calibration with the ColorSync tool, but I cannot see the same "white" as before with my LG panel, which I replaced because some death pixels.

     

    About the HDMI, when I connect it to the TV, only flicks the first time (with the blue screen for a moment), after there is no flickering, although I usually turn off the Mac screen. I saw this flickering in any OS I used along my life, Windows, Linux, etc. whenever you connect a external visual port to refresh the devices.

     

    Relating to the third issue, I can say nothing about...

  • newhaven77 Calculating status...
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    Jun 22, 2013 5:01 PM (in response to mittense)

    Just recieved a refurbished mid 2012 15 inch model with a SJA2 LG display. Had it for 10 days so far and no IR. Hoping it stays that way.

  • Pfanny Calculating status...
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    Jun 25, 2013 12:48 PM (in response to mittense)

    I changed my LG Vers.1 panel. Had luck get a Samsung panel now. Absolutly no IR anymore. Happy now.

  • 2B-4G10 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jun 25, 2013 7:18 PM (in response to Pfanny)

    how's the contrast and brightnes??

    and the yellow hue?

    is it there?

  • rosemarycane Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 25, 2013 8:02 PM (in response to FrancisDaza)

    After using the Spyder 4 Pro it made a world of difference. Before the screen was waaay to yellow. It is a shame because my first Samsung panel was perfect in the regard, however there were several dark vertical lines at the top and bottom of the screen.

     

    Not happy that I had to buy a colorimeter to fix the issue, but it makes the screen tollorable.

  • FrancisDaza Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 26, 2013 2:18 AM (in response to rosemarycane)

    OK, Thank you rosemarycane. I will take look for one.

  • Pfanny Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 26, 2013 2:35 AM (in response to 2B-4G10)

    Its Same Bright as LG now. Contrast is dark maybe a nuance lighter. But it is ok in dark Elements of a photo you see more details now. Yellow hmm. Dont know. I did Not see it if i Never read about it but maybe i very very small nuance yellowish. But i dont care. And absolutly no ghostpictures. And no dead Pixels found.

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