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white spots on MacBook screen!!

14960 Views 26 Replies Latest reply: Apr 24, 2008 6:32 PM by GodOfThunder RSS
  • habmac Calculating status...
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    Jan 19, 2008 6:15 AM (in response to re-l)
    I observed a white spot on my macbook pro screen two days ago. I bought my computer about 5 months ago. I made an appointment at an apple store near me, took it in, explained to them the problem, no questions asked, they took the computer and said I will have it back in 3 to 7 days. It seems to me that they are aware of this problem.
    ibook, Mac OS X (10.1.x)
  • JDoubleA Calculating status...
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    Jan 19, 2008 7:29 AM (in response to habmac)
    I am having the exact same problem on my MacBook, about year and half..2 years old. I am going to the Apple Store today to see what they say.
  • JDoubleA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 19, 2008 10:54 AM (in response to JDoubleA)
    Just got back from the Apple Store. According to the tech my display is bruised. He said it usually happens when something bumps into the display. In my case he said it looks like something bumped it at an upward angle.
  • mynameismypassword Calculating status...
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    Jan 19, 2008 8:18 PM (in response to JDoubleA)
    does anyone know if the "spots" on the screen get worse? The most logical thing sounds that I have bruised my laptop esp since i carry it in my backpack and hit it sometimes, but the screen wont die or create any cont. probs if i just handle it carefully, right? Thnks.
    Macbook Tiger, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 1 year old
  • JDoubleA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 21, 2008 4:45 PM (in response to mynameismypassword)
    I went to the Apple Store this past weekend and the tech said my screen is bruised. He did not indicate if it will get worse...etc
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    Jan 25, 2008 3:54 PM (in response to habmac)
    I too had a white spot appear about 5 months after purchasing my MacBook, but haven't been able to call Applecare about it yet due to schedule conflicts.

    I have a friend with a MacBook who has the exact same problem.

    You'd think Apple would take notice of this problem and try to take action about it.
    MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • iceplyr33 Calculating status...
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    Feb 11, 2008 3:30 PM (in response to re-l)
    Got my MBP in August. Have 2 white spots on middle right of screen. They are not changing at all and that is the way I received it in the mail (FedEx) Have an appt. on Wed. we'll see what happens.
    VERY annoying though. I hope they will fix it. I should still be under warranty and have apple care.
    MBP 15, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • habmac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 24, 2008 12:08 PM (in response to iceplyr33)
    Just to update on what happened with my MBP, when taken to the Genius Bar they knew what it was immediately, and packed it up and shipped it off for the screen to be replaced. It took 3 weeks, but Apple replaced my screen with a brand new one. No questions asked, so it's obviously something they are aware of.
    ibook, Mac OS X (10.1.x)
  • XArt UK Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Feb 25, 2008 4:20 PM (in response to re-l)
    Just like to point out to others that may be thinking the have white spots as AUO, LG and all laptop screens are 6bit panels and perform difering to make up the lost colors as 6bit panels only support 262K Colors, not millions.

    This technique can give the impreshion of million of colors and is done by hardware not software so the Mac is outputing 16.7 million of colors but screen is doing it's best to try make it look 16.2 when it only displaying 262K of colors.

    AUO MacBooks have a realy bad profile and shows this differing trick up bad you will see dots 100%.
    Best using the profile from a MacBook with the LG panel, shows up far less and is a vast improvment.

    AUO has a better responce time 16ms compared to 25ms from LG and is brigher and fixes the yellow look from LG.

    LG is also a little blury looking compared to AUO that helps hide the differing so that is one of the reasons you will see the differing a bit more on AUO

    LG has a new LED LCD 13.3" panel with 16ms, AUO dose not so MacBook Air, yes thats LG new panel and is why most think it's better than AUO MacBooks, it is just a poor profile given with MacBook with the AUO panel.
    MacBook 2.2GHz Santa Rosa, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Trent Fowler Calculating status...
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    Apr 20, 2008 10:51 PM (in response to re-l)
    I have a friend with the same general problem, but her screen looks like a snow storm and about a third of the pixels are white. Are there any options other than taking it in.
    MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • paulitoweb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 21, 2008 1:34 AM (in response to re-l)
    Hi everibody!

    I bought three weeks ago (28th March 2008) my MacBook! I was very happy to switch to Apple (I've always had PCs)
    But a week a go I saw I had a white spot (1.5nn - 2 mm) on bottom right display.

    Do anyone know what I have to do for this accident?

    Thank you very much,

    MacBook early 2008, Mac OS X (10.5.2), Serial no. WQ808R5Q0P1
  • GodOfThunder Calculating status...
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    Apr 24, 2008 6:32 PM (in response to paulitoweb)
    I received my black MB 6 days ago (4/18/08), and yesterday I noticed these "spots" on the display. From what I've read today, I'll venture into my local Apple Store this weekend, and see what they say.
    Macbook 2.2/1gb/160gb BLACK, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
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