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White blemishes on display (Macbook Pro 15")

328 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 6, 2013 2:04 PM by pychon RSS
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Feb 7, 2013 9:18 AM

Need some advice with an issue I've noticed on my macbook pro 15" dispaly. Recently, I had noticed two (2) white blemishes about 1 inch wide and about 1/2 inch deep. I've gone to the Mac Store and they want to charge me a $75 diagnostic fee, which I'm not about to pay, and the Macbook is still under warrenty. I would like to know if this is a hardware issue or something else since the white spots ONLY display on light colors on the screen, but NOT on dark colors. I've linked a photo on a solid white background, solid black there are no white blemishes.

MB990LL/A, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • dominic23 Level 6 Level 6 (18,520 points)
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    Feb 7, 2013 10:37 AM (in response to pychon)

    Call AppleCare.





  • Rob-zh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 6, 2013 1:40 PM (in response to pychon)

    I have noticed a similar issue on my rMBP today, see attached picture above the Safari icon. When looking at it very close to the screen it seems to me that I can see a group of light grids shining through. I can only guess that this might be some sort of LED grid which creates the light for the screen. It is definately "behind" the screen. And as you have noticed it appears on white or light colored screen color. Whenever, a dark color is shown it does not show (I assume it might be because the LEDs turn off?). I have arranged an appointment at the Genius bar and I am curious what they will tell me.

    rMBP Display.jpg

    Running on rMBP mid-2012 on OS X 10.8.2 (12C3006)


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