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Hi,

I purchased a macbook pro last month (the previous generation, not the new unibody ones.). Just yesterday I noticed dark bands extending from the bottom of the screen to the top and they are a complete distraction. Here is a pic of the bands:
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Has this happened to anyone before? apple.com says that this product is covered till 2009 Aug under warranty. What would be the usual response in this situation? I use my MBP to take notes / code / do everything and it would be a pain to be separated from it.

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It's not screen burn-in. But there is a problem. Call Apple tech, they may have seen it before and have an easy fix. Never know.

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It is not burn in, you have an LED backlight screen.

My 17 used to do that from time to time if it got too hot, like on occasions when I would close it and put it in my bag, only to learn 2 hours later it was still running, never went to sleep.

Usually I could just turn it off for a minute andwhen it came back on, the screen was normal again. If that does not solve it for you, I would call Apple.
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Looks like a problem with the LED backlighting. I would schedule a Genius bar appointment at an Apple Store. If they have the parts in stock, they should be able to repair it for you on the same day.

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I tried ViriiGuy's method (turning off the lappy for a short while and it worked). I too have the habit of just closing the lid and putting the MBP in my bag. I guess I know how to handle it now.

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I'd still get this addressed within the warranty period as it's clearly a sign of faulty hardware.

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