"dodging" the led displays yellow tint

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zoran, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. zoran macrumors 68040

    Jun 30, 2005
    I live in Europe and this is what happened to a friend of mine. He ordered a 15" MBPro, the one withe the led screen. Well the one he ordered a few weeks ago was a 27th week MBPro and unfortunately although it was a LG display he had the bottom lower 3rd yellow tint! Imagine a 27week MBPro and still had that fault! How can i order the latest MBPro available, hoping that the yellow tint problem as time passes by, is fixed by Apples display manufacturer?
    Does waiting for Leopard OS ensure that the MBpro ill receive (with leopard installed) is the latest manufactured? Or is it that Apple just took an old MBPro that had Tiger and installed Leopard so that this laptop is ready and prepared to be sold?
    Can somebody suggest me a way to purchase the latest MBPro made, so by that way i can "dodge" the yellow tint problem!
  2. zioxide macrumors 603


    Dec 11, 2006
    These things are in huge demand so you're def gonna have to wait a week or so and you'll most likely be getting one right off the assembly line.

    Also, I'd say your odds of getting a yellow display are somewhere around 10%. Both MBPs I got (first one had a bent superdrive) have had perfect screens.
  3. Smoothie macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    Using this assumption, I'd say your chances of getting a yellow screen are 90% since the two MBPs I received both had yellow screens. :) The actual probability is somewhere in between. I've been sitting on the sidelines since I was hoping that the new production would have eliminated this issue. Apparently, it's still a problem.
  4. theman macrumors 6502a

    Jul 26, 2007
    if you order from apple.com you will get a brand new machine hot off the press. however, that doesn't mean it wont be yellow. the first one i got was a week 36 and it was yellow. my replacement, a week 38 was exactly the same. we will probably have to wait past week 50 or 60 for the issue to be fixed, or even until the new ones are released in january (or whenever). i think apple is just hoping people won't notice. And i'm sure a lot of people wont. you are just playing a lottery right now. check out the really long thread on this forum and you will see how many people are still having the issue.
  5. squeeks macrumors 68040


    Jun 19, 2007
    yeah...there are only 52 weeks in a year...good luck waiting for that week 60:p
  6. greenmeanie macrumors 65816


    Jan 22, 2005
    I just don't think apple wants to eat that many screens.
    And hope that others still buy them and not notice.
  7. theman macrumors 6502a

    Jul 26, 2007
    yeah, that was the point. they probably aren't going to fix it until the next major revision...
  8. zoran thread starter macrumors 68040

    Jun 30, 2005
    Perhaps, but at least we can have a last try on this, perhaps put some pressure on. Put pressure only to get the right kind of MBPros we deserve cause we love Apple! :)

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