2012 mba blue tint display

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  1. tim100, Aug 5, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2012

    tim100 macrumors 65816

    May 25, 2009
    anyone notice a blue tint on mba 2012 display?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Even after changing the colour profile to a different one?
  3. tim100 thread starter macrumors 65816

    May 25, 2009
    the funny thing is change profiles has no effect on display, nothing changes.
  4. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    What profiles did you try? What Mac OS X version do you use?
  5. tim100, Aug 5, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2012

    tim100 thread starter macrumors 65816

    May 25, 2009
    its mountain lion.

    i was able to download another color profile online and install it. the screen seems not to be as blue.
  6. tim100 thread starter macrumors 65816

    May 25, 2009
    at the grey start screen there still is a blue tint.
  7. lightmyway macrumors member


    Jan 11, 2007
    Just got my 2012 11-inch MBA running Mountain Lion and mine has a blue tint as well.
  8. tim100 thread starter macrumors 65816

    May 25, 2009
    must not be a widespread issue, no other posts.
  9. nightlong macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2012
    There are several posts about MBA screen issues, including my own thread:
    Has ML fixed LG screen issue.
  10. AlanShutko macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2008
    That happens before the color profiles kick in. Just ignore any color casts there.
  11. ixodes macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    The 2012 I just picked up a couple of weeks ago is pleasantly neutral. My 2011 had a bit of a blue tint, but nothing that far off. Yet side by side with this new one, it's obvious the 2012 is the closest to true colors yet.
  12. Doctor Mabuse macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2013
    Hi folks,

    Been lurking for a while and finally pulled the trigger on a 8/256 MBA 13" last week, based on the positive reviews I've found here of this model. (Don't laugh but I've managed to keep my trusty 12" G4 PowerBook going for 8 years - so reliable that I suspect it would be one of only three things to survive armageddon along with Cockroaches and Keith Richards, but in truth too slow now even for basic web/WP duties.)

    Very happy with everything so far except... I'm finding my screen has a blue-ish tint as well.

    I've put it next to a 2011 MBP 13" from my work, my old 12" PB G4 and my 20" Apple aluminium monitor and my eyes aren't playing tricks - the MBA's screen definitely has a blue-ish hue that I don't seem to be able to get rid of by recalibrating myself or using the various different profiles I've found here.

    The resolution of the screen is really excellent, but the whites just don't seem white and bright enough to me and the whole screen has a sort of cold feel that at best I'm not used to and at worst I don't like. Weirdly the blue problem seems to be worse on certain websites - the backgrounds of some sites on the MBA appear with a very distinct blue tinge to them.

    I've checked and it seems I have an screen LP133WP1-TJA7 - is that an LG?

    I can probably live with it, but if I thought sending it back would get me a properly bright white screen I have 14 days to decide.

    Any thoughts/advice appreciated.

  13. Isamilis macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2012
    I have same model and screen. I use LG Color LCD-12 and (sometimes) LCD-4 color profile. Find it in this forum. Now, it's perfectly white with no blueish at all.

    However, OP's problem seems nothing to do with color profile.


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