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Possibly washed out screen? Need help
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Jun 3, 2009, 04:14 PM
I have a new unibody MacBook. Got it in January sometime.

Anyways I have been quite happy with it but after reading all kinds of forum threads (from here and other places) about the screen being really poor quality, I decided to pay closer attention to how mine looks.

I have looked in my 'Book's profile, and the screen I have is the 9C89. Apparently a "bad" one, but there are other people saying theirs is fine. Just opinion/preference I suppose.

I do find the vertical viewing angle is pretty bad, and also after testing the screen closely, I noticed the bottom inch of the screen seems to fade out to white, or loses color. I don't know the proper term, washed out?

So what I have found is the viewing angle sucks, and the bottom portion seems to lose it color. Is this a common problem with this screen/MacBook? I was thinking of calling Apple for support to see if they could perhaps replace it.

Any suggestions and/or opinions are welcome.
..13" MacBook Pro | 2.53gHz | 4gb RAM | 320gb Seagate Momentus XT | OSX.6.6.. // iPhone 4 32gb
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Jun 7, 2009, 11:54 PM
It's just the bad viewing angle. I remember when the Al MacBooks came out a lot of people said in general that the viewing angles weren't up to spec. Apple would probably give you a new one.
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