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Display of MacBook Pro 17" Unibody Antiglare is absolute dark!

2271 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 26, 2009 12:12 AM by Paulchen2000 RSS
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Feb 24, 2009 11:41 PM
Hi folks,

yesterday I received my 17" MacBook Pro Antiglare Unibody. The Display is so dark - it is out of question! I have the direct comparison between a 15" Unibody, the new 17" Unibody and a 24" LED Cinemadisplay.

Could anybody tell me how to post pictures here in the forum? I took some.

One more point: while pressing the Brightnessbutton on the 15" I registered 16 clear steps; pressing Brightness on the 17" there are only 3 clear steps and some tiny steps to increase the Brightness.

It seems so that the screen dimming funktion of the book is also not working well.


MBP 17" Antiglare Unibody + MBP 15" Unibody, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Jason Harder Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Feb 25, 2009 4:23 AM (in response to Paulchen2000)
    ... and then post the links. AFAIK it's the only way around here; no inline images.

    You should try to deactivate automatic screen dimming.

    If it's as bad as you're saying, your unit is probably broken. For reference:

    G5 Quad[rophenia], Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • MuddyBulldog Level 2 Level 2 (215 points)
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    Feb 25, 2009 12:33 PM (in response to Paulchen2000)
    Paulchen2000 wrote:
    Do you know how to stop the automatic dimming?

    System Preferences -> Displays -> Automatically adjust brightness as ambient light changes
    UMBP 17" 2.66Ghz/4.0GiB/320GB; MB 2.0Ghz/4.0GiB/500GB, TV; iPod Classic 6G 80GB; iPod Touch 2G 8GB


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