I have a MacBook Pro 2017 13 inch Touch Bar model. Little bit about my lap: It is is brand new condition without any dent or signs of usage. The battery count is just 11. Since I use the Mac which is given by my company, I very very rarely use this machine. May be once in 15 days that too for 30 mins to 2 hrs max. The device is currently out of warranty as I purchased this in 2018.
Few days back I had a FaceTime call for 1 Hr, where I connected the Mac to power with FaceTime video ON. That is where I realised that the horizontal lines are coming in the Mac for the first time. Upon referring different forums, I could see that this issue is common in MBP 2017 Touch Bar version. I walked into AASP and could hear them that this is display issue and the entire display has to be replaced at a cost of INR 50,000/- (650 USD approx).
Is it advisable to replace the display for that cost? Even if doing so, will it again cause the issue? Since this is a common issue, I am skeptical if this problem would appear again inspire of display replacement.
If I start using it without replacing my display, can I manage to use it just like that with lines? Will it affect my display further? And if I keep my Mac shut down for few hours and reopen will it completely be fresh? (ofcourse with lines starting to appear once again after usage for 30 mins and above.). Can I use a laptop cooling pad to keep my Mac cool so that this issue won’t appear because of the heat?
Are there any users who are facing this issue for longer time but still managing with the same display? Would like to hear from them if there are increase in lines? or any other potential damages like lcd liquid coming off or backlight something like that?
Is it advisable to wait to see if apple would someday start a Apple Service Program?
Please provide your comments and suggestions, this kept me low for few days after experiencing this issue in an unused Mac :(