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MacBook Pro Retina display burn-in?

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  • Chris Yates1 Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Oct 25, 2013 10:38 AM (in response to Kirk Eberle)

    Usually, it's a vocal minority spoiling things for everyone.

     

    Odd comment!

  • bentley123456 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 25, 2013 10:46 AM (in response to Chris Yates1)

    I have one of the first 2012 rMBPs with a Samsung screen and very minimal yellow tint in the lower right corner. It is only noticable on a white background or on this website with the very light grey border and I didn't even notice it until I started following this forum. The screen is beautiful otherwise and the slight yellow tint has not gotten any worse over the year that I have had it. In a perfect world I would prefer that it not be there, but considering all the issues I have seen here, I feel lucky to have gotten a great computer with this minimal issue and would not even think of trying for a better screen.

  • Canuck1970 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 25, 2013 10:48 AM (in response to Kirk Eberle)

    Kirk Eberle wrote:

     

    "You can trust I'll be back right here if my experience shifts from positive. It's only day 2 of owning this thing...

     

    *knocks on wood"

     

    If you don't experience any other issues, you will be just as happy, if not more so, a year from now. My rMBP is the best machine I've ever used, let alone owned. It really is a pleasure to work with.

     

    BTW, on a side note, if any of you have not upgraded to "Mavericks" yet, I strongly encourage you to do so. It's really worth the upgrade.

  • Canuck1970 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 25, 2013 10:53 AM (in response to Chris Yates1)

    Chris Yates1 wrote:

     

    Usually, it's a vocal minority spoiling things for everyone.

     

    Odd comment!

    It's not that odd really, because I kind of know what he's talking about. You get a small handful of people screaming for pages and pages about a rare issue and it gives the impression that a problem is more prevalent than it actually is.

     

    However, in this case, due to the statistically improbable percentage of replacement rMBPs that kept coming back with IR, I really believe that this is a definite issue and has not been blown out of proportion.

  • Chris Yates1 Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Oct 25, 2013 10:58 AM (in response to Canuck1970)

    It's unneccessary to state that a small minority of people are spoiling it for others.

     

    If someone has spent money (a lot) on a product, they want it to work as stated. Coming onto a forum and discussing that issue is perfectly understandable but to state they are spoiling it for others is ludicrous. No one is forcing someone to come on and read the issues that some people encounter.

     

    I would agree that in some cases it's a handful of people that have issues but that's not spoiling it for others!

  • Merch Visoiu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 25, 2013 10:58 AM (in response to Canuck1970)

    Canuck1970 wrote:

     

    BTW, on a side note, if any of you have not upgraded to "Mavericks" yet, I strongly encourage you to do so. It's really worth the upgrade.

     

    Buggy as ****.

     

    Edit: Haha, I got censored. I used the h-word, not the s-word.

  • Canuck1970 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 25, 2013 11:08 AM (in response to Merch Visoiu)

    Merch Visoiu wrote:

     

    Canuck1970 wrote:

     

    BTW, on a side note, if any of you have not upgraded to "Mavericks" yet, I strongly encourage you to do so. It's really worth the upgrade.

     

    Buggy as ****.

     

    Edit: Haha, I got censored. I used the h-word, not the s-word.

     

    Not for me.

    It fixed my wake on wifi issue and I love the new features. This is a bigger and better upgrade than Mountain Lion was to Lion, for sure.

    In your case though, did you run disk utility first and correct any errors before you upgraded?

    I did a little research before I pulled the trigger and followed the recommendations.

    The upgrade was seemless.

    You can still do this after-the-fact though and it will likely fix the bugs you're seeing.

    You should probably jump to the "Maverick's is Buggy As S--t!" thread for these issues though.

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/search.jspa?peopleEnabled=true&userID=&containerTy pe=&container=&spotlight=false&q=mavericks+is+buggy

  • Rjsm70 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 25, 2013 11:35 AM (in response to mittense)

    I would like to share my story and see if anyone has any suggestions at this point.  I purchased the Macbook Pro Retina 15 MC976LL/A at the end of March 2013 from Best Buy.  Upon purchase, the laptop was exceptional and the screen was defect free other than a small almost faint defect in the glass the size of a pen tip.  There was no yellow tint, backlight bleeding or IR.  In the past 2 weeks the small defect actually got worse and chipped out of the screen.  I took it into to the Apple store and they replaced it with the LG SJA2 under warranty.  The previous screen I had was a Samsung and compared to this LG it was much sharper, brighter and had a little less contrast and saturation.  IMO I liked the Samsung much better.  Not that the LG is bad in any means, its just not as sharp.  I do photography for a hobby and always calibrate my screens with my Colormunki Display.  After calibration it seemed that the contrast and saturation were still very high compared to my previous Samsung and my external LG monitor.  Since everyone on this forum seems to be having extremely bad luck with replacement Samsungs, should I just suck it up and deal with the difference or should I push to get Apple to give me the correct Samsung screen i originally paid for?  My concern is if I go back and request the Samsung, what if its actually worse than the LG I currently have?  It sounds like the new Haswell machines that were just released have all Samsung displays and are mostly defect free.  If anyone has any suggestions it would be much appreciated.   

  • Euroart Calculating status...
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    Oct 25, 2013 11:40 AM (in response to Rjsm70)

    Stick with SJA2. This is my 7th (4th computer) screen replacement and it is SJA2. No issuses since 4 months. Samsungs were all yellow, SJA1 all bad pixels. First SJA2 i got was yellow in the corner. The last one which I use now is still perfect. Keep your SJA2.

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    Oct 25, 2013 11:45 AM (in response to vkin)

    vkin wrote:

     

    Thanks for helping us out. Do you know if Image persistence is absent on new 13 inch macbook pro. I am a firsttime buyer of macbook so a bit cautious.

    To anyone wondering about the 13" model:  Please see my detailed post on page 558.

     

    I've decided to take back the 13" retina and opted to buy an 11" MBA, since this has the highest pixel density (135 ppi) of the non-retina MacBooks, and it's only a bit over 2lbs! Anyway, I don't game or anything. I'm just a grad student at MIT, and I already have a 15" high-res MBP (128 ppi) for use at work. I just needed something for use at home, mainly with an external monitor with the occasional use sitting in the living room. I do like pretty screens though! If you're on the fence, consider the 11". I was surprised how much I liked it after using it for two weeks. Plus, I picked up a 256gb model refurbished for just $1,019.

  • Merch Visoiu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 25, 2013 11:48 AM (in response to Rjsm70)

    Rjsm70 wrote:

     

    should I push to get Apple to give me the correct Samsung screen i originally paid for?  My concern is if I go back and request the Samsung, what if its actually worse than the LG I currently have? 

     

    From what I know, the Genius Bar staff can't predict what type of replacement display you will get. I think if you went back to the Genius Bar they will tell you that your current LG display is working properly and won't replace it. At the most they will tell you that they will give you a one-time replacement and you'll get a replacement but I really don't think they can choose which display to give you. And certainly you could get a Samsung that's yellow tinted or has a gradient or very likely worse in some way. It's a shame these displays can't all be identical so we know exactly what we're getting.

  • Kirk Eberle Calculating status...
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    Oct 25, 2013 12:22 PM (in response to Chris Yates1)

    I think you took me too literally there Chris. Perhaps a poor choice of words on my behalf though. Some people will complain that there's a hole in thier donut, y'know?

  • Chris Yates1 Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Oct 25, 2013 1:10 PM (in response to Kirk Eberle)

    Hey Kirk, No doubt you're right, I did take it too literally and I would certainly agree about people complaining over nothing.

     

    I often comment on exactly the same thing!

  • pescio Calculating status...
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    Oct 25, 2013 4:41 PM (in response to Chris Yates1)

    Do you guys know if in the new (released last Oct 22) macbook pro has the image retention?
    Does it have a Samsung screen?

  • Chris Yates1 Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Oct 25, 2013 4:47 PM (in response to pescio)

    Last October? Do you mean this October, as in 4 days ago?

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