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    brody
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    Just thought I'd share a story
    Sent my powerbook in 2 weeks ago for ghostly white spots issue on the screen. It was back 2 days later with a new screen. I was very impressed with the screen in the first place....I had never had any other problems and the white spots didn't bother me that much, but i figured i'd get it fixed anyway. I was also impressed with how fast they got it back to me. So i get it back and immediately notice a dead pixel in the middle of the screen. not a big deal, but it's kinda hard NOT to notice. it's now a week later, and I have 4 dead pixels. all scattered around the screen. i called apple, and was very nice with them, but as i thought....the screen will not be replaced. they made a record of my call and said if it gets much worse it might be replaced. so basically i exchanged a kinda sketchy screen for another kinda sketchy screen.

    the point of this story: i'm not sure. just thought i'd let people know if they are thinking about buying a powerbook, that there are issues with the screen. it kinda sucks.

    However, it's well worth the other benefits of owning a powerbook. This is the best comp. i have owned regardless of the inconsistency of the screen. I wonder if the problem with ones currently being sold is fixed, or if the 12 inch is any better.

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    Just thought I'd share a story

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    must be that model because i have the 15" from right before your update and have had no problems with it in 6 months
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    I have had small, very small "blips" on my screen for a while. I opened an all black test image in graphic converter, and noticed at least 10 of the damn things, one of them is even red.

    Oh well, as long as they don't reproduce, or grow bigger.

    Maybe a new screen would be a good thing to get, since I paid for the warantee through Compusa.

    Selling (2) 256MB SDRAM PC133,144pin Original Samsung Memory for Powerbook G4,
    Modules used since purchase on 7/27/02 until I removed them on 11/13/03, PM me for details.

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    Just thought I'd share a story

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    GT something i have read is that if you massage the area of the dead pixels sometimes they will be fixed
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    chris041067
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    i have had no problems with my screen so far, and i got my pb about a month ago. I think maybe there are just small batches of screens that got out that are messed up. And apple told me that for 3 months after the purchase, i can get anything the breaks replaced, including the screen, without apple care....

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    Just thought I'd share a story

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris041067
    And apple told me that for 3 months after the purchase, i can get anything the breaks replaced, including the screen, without apple care....
    Thats because every new apple comes with 90 days of free applecare
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    hokiethang
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    Quote Originally Posted by trpnmonkey41
    must be that model because i have the 15" from right before your update and have had no problems with it in 6 months
    Yup same here, mine has been just perfect for the last 9 months i have had it.

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