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MacBook Pro Retina display burn-in?

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  • utvalgt Calculating status...
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    Sep 4, 2013 1:16 AM (in response to mittense)

    Got my Mid 2012 15" rMBP back from service yesterday. Opened terminal and it says LSN. Yay. The retail store did it for free, and the new samsung display has no IR. This was the first screen replacement and took them just 13 days. Finally i have a perfect working rMBP

  • Merch Visoiu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 4, 2013 2:44 AM (in response to utvalgt)

    utvalgt wrote:

     

    Got my Mid 2012 15" rMBP back from service yesterday. Opened terminal and it says LSN. Yay. The retail store did it for free, and the new samsung display has no IR. This was the first screen replacement and took them just 13 days. Finally i have a perfect working rMBP

     

    Your replacement display wasn't yellow??

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    Sep 4, 2013 10:15 AM (in response to Merch Visoiu)

    Nope.

  • Ecclesiast Calculating status...
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    Sep 4, 2013 12:05 PM (in response to FatMac\>MacPro)

    I use "Best for Retina Display" and as i have suspected, the IR remains!

  • FatMac\>MacPro Level 4 Level 4 (2,095 points)
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    Sep 4, 2013 12:17 PM (in response to Ecclesiast)

    Ecclesiast wrote:

     

    I use "Best for Retina Display" and as i have suspected, the IR remains!

    So, as I suggested, you switched to  the "More Space" setting? When you did, did the IR stay the same size relative to the screen or did it change size along with the resolution change? Did you then create some IR at the "More Space" setting and then switch back to "Best for Retina Display"? If so did the IR you'd just created stay the same size or get larger? Since you can create long-lasting IR in 30 seconds, that test shouldn't take long.

  • Bobi1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 4, 2013 6:35 PM (in response to FatMac\>MacPro)

    I believe the reason why this forum is not overflooded with SJA2 complaints is there definitely an improvement has been made in SJA2s in terms of pixels' response time which has made them less vulnerable to early IR or to have an image persistence issue (noticeable) only when the still photo is on the screen for more than an amount of time users keep.
    In my own experience, I could recreate the ghosting on SJA2s ( two different machines, right out of the box, with 3 or 4 weeks difference in production week) and it seems the problem is still there.

    I think over time, the complaints would come in and requests for screen replacements would rise.

  • FatMac\>MacPro Level 4 Level 4 (2,095 points)
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    Sep 4, 2013 7:14 PM (in response to Bobi1)

    I guess I'll have to wait and see. I can say I almost always have the Applications folder open on the desktop but closing it doesn't leave it's image behind. If I increase the resolution so that everything is smaller (handy for running virtual machines and such), the Applications folder doesn't sit inside a larger ghostly image of itself. There's clearly something going on but, apart from design and manufacturing issues, I have to wonder if the specific conditions it's used in (high brightness, high operating temperature, "Best for Retina" setting which jams up four pixels instead of 1+, etc.?) make a difference.

     

    BTW, has anyone ever complained about IR with the iPad?

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    Sep 6, 2013 7:52 PM (in response to mittense)

    I just bought a refurbished mid 2012 rmbp on Sept 2, received the SJA2 display with no screen retention (I didn't do extensive testing) and I thought the picture is absolutely stunning, but I did notice that the refresh rate was slower and I had to get it replacement since the left fan made a buzzing noise. The replacement I got is a LSN with very faint yellow tint on the screen. The screen is noticebly more washed out with less contrast, but after switching the color profile I got from this thread http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1480551 it made it look much closer to what the LG looks like. At this point I don't think its worth the hassle dealing with Apple since refurbished units are much less costly anyways and the chances of getting a 'perfect unit' is slim to none. 

  • serracol Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 6, 2013 8:57 PM (in response to Ziludood)

    Works much better with this profile.. but any way I'm going for my third replacement for the display. Mine its just 2 months old so Ill try this last time. If I get another yellow tint display, Ill ask for my money back. http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1480551

     

     

    Thanks a lot for sharing this profiles, we just don't want to purchase one of this Spider calibrator...

     

    Best regards from Colombia.

  • Merch Visoiu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 6, 2013 9:12 PM (in response to serracol)

    serracol wrote:

     

    Works much better with this profile.. but any way I'm going for my third replacement for the display. Mine its just 2 months old so Ill try this last time. If I get another yellow tint display, Ill ask for my money back.

     

    I would be interested to hear if you get a refund 2 months into your purchase. I am on my second yellow replacement.

  • hjbolide Calculating status...
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    Sep 9, 2013 8:52 PM (in response to mittense)

    Yesterday I checked my rMBP in to the Apple Genius Bar at round 7:30pm, by 10:00pm they sent me an email telling me they have got my laptop ready.

     

    And this afternoon when I went to pick it up, it is a Samsung display replacement. Thanks to all these posts. And good luck to guys who are still waiting for the replacement.

     

    Please note that when you go to pick up your laptop, make sure you run a series of tests, if it is a LG one, please ask them to exchange it for you.

     

    Cheers

  • Merch Visoiu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 9, 2013 9:09 PM (in response to hjbolide)

    hjbolide wrote:

     

    And this afternoon when I went to pick it up, it is a Samsung display replacement.

     

     

    Is your Samsung replacement display yellow?

  • hjbolide Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 9, 2013 9:30 PM (in response to Merch Visoiu)

    Yes it is yellow-ish at the beginning, but after the calibration profile applied ( you can find in on macrumours ), it is just like my Dell matte monitor. I had a 2006 mid-year model of MacBook Pro, the screen is yellow-ish at the same level. So I will think it is about right.

     

    Hows yours Merch?

  • Merch Visoiu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 9, 2013 9:33 PM (in response to hjbolide)

    hjbolide wrote:

     

    Yes it is yellow-ish at the beginning, but after the calibration profile applied ( you can find in on macrumours ), it is just like my Dell matte monitor. I had a 2006 mid-year model of MacBook Pro, the screen is yellow-ish at the same level. So I will think it is about right.

     

    Hows yours Merch?

     

    I'm on my second yellow replacement Samsung display and I'm going to keep going back and harassing them at the Genius Bar until they give me what I paid for. I didn't pay nearly 3,000 dollars for a display that doesn't show colours accurately. I believe they use these yellow Samsung displays as replacements because they know we're stuck with them because the first two times I complained to the Genius Bar they said it was normal and refused to do anything about it. But the first display I received wasn't yellow; I didn't agree to buy this defective yellow display; I agreed to buy the first display that showed colours properly.

  • hjbolide Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 9, 2013 11:37 PM (in response to Merch Visoiu)

    Was your first one LG or Samsung? If applying new calibration profile doesn't help, then definitely you should bug them until you get one that is good.

     

    To me personally, I'd like a burn-in free one over yellow-ish screen. But if you get a screen that is Samsung, non-yellow-ish, could you please let us know, maybe present a photo, and the detailed manufacturer information and such so that all of us can refer to?

     

    Many thanks in advance.

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