3294 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Jan 2, 2011 7:17 AM by spaceranger
Apple and other computer makers buy components from a number of venders--so the display panel itself (less the housing) could well be used in a number of different computers. So this sort of problem could potentially happen with any of them. It's just your misfortune that you got a display that developed a problem.
My own experience has been that Macs have been very durable. I have a 1992 PowerBook 145B and a 1998 PowerBook G3 that both work perfectly, even though the software they run is hopelessly outdated. I also have a PowerMac G4 from 2002 that is running Leopard and is still in use. My 3 year old Santa Rosa MBP is still working without issue, although I did need to replace the battery and hard drive. Ditto with my 2004 iBook G4, and my 2006 PowerBook G4 is running perfectly with its original hard drive and battery.
A pity this problem did not occur before your warranty ran out. Does touching the line of pixels do any good? I have read that sometimes this will get them unstuck.
Not sure what your options would be in Malaysia--it may be best just to live with it, at least as long as it doesn't get worse. My guess is that you would be looking at replacing the display, although you would have to have Apple or an AASP evaluate it to be sure.
I have the very same promblem with my Macbook Pro 13".
First, I bought it with 8 gb Ram, with were defect, and that caused the machine to crash and display the lines every second. Now, with working Ram, the line pops up from time to time, some days it can be every ten second, sometimes I don't see the line for days.
Have you found any solution to this problem?
My Apple retailer can not find a solution..........