First do I find out what screen I have.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by drg-racr, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. drg-racr macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2011
    I bought a 13" base Macbook air today and I was able to find out that I have the Samsung SSD but I can't figure out how to check the screen brand. What is "open terminal" referring too? I found the description on how to do it but this is my first Mac and I'm a little(or a lot) green.
  2. eckthroi macrumors regular

    Mar 10, 2011
    Same for me - I just got my first Mac and dont understand what to do either.
  3. Zmmin3 macrumors regular

    Feb 20, 2009
    1) Go into Applications
    2) Go into Utilities Folder
    3) Select
    4) Copy and paste this into the line:
    ioreg -lw0 | grep IODisplayEDID | sed "/[^<]*</s///" | xxd -p -r | strings -6

    5) Displays:
    LT = Samsung
    LP = LG
  4. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Terminal is the command line. Type Terminal into Spotlight (Cmd+Space or the magnifying glass icon in the menubar) and check it out. Not sure what the command is though. I know that System Information doesn't show it.

    [EDIT] Nice guide Zmmin3.
  5. bp1000 macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2011
    Don't bother, both screens are great - just calibrate it and off you go.

    The samsung ssd is slower in day to day operation anyway. But you won't notice it.
  6. drg-racr thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2011
    Thanks for the help. Here is what it told me...

    Color LCD

    I'm pretty sure that means I have the LG screen. I have the Samsung SSD. So I got the preferred SSD but the screen that seems to not be preferred. I wish I had the Samsung screen but I'm sure I'll be plenty happy with this one.
  7. Kafka macrumors 6502

    Mar 10, 2011
    Try this color profile, I have the same panel and it changed everything for me:
  8. drg-racr thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2011
    Thanks for the color profile download...I'm not sure what to do with it though.
  9. striker33 macrumors 65816


    Aug 6, 2010
    Before posting, you should have probably checked the huge thread dedicated to MacBook Air display models.
  10. Kafka macrumors 6502

    Mar 10, 2011
    Go to settings and try calibrating the screen yourself just for the sake of trying. In the process the folder in which to put the color profile I linked to will be created (User/Library/Colorsync/Profiles).
  11. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Preferred by whom? Some guys with OCD posting on the Internet? :p

    Enjoy your new MBA!!! :apple:
  12. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    Your first Mac and you are obsessing over differences that will be indiscernible to 99.5% of people and are negated as soon as you calibrate properly anyway.

    Just enjoy your Mac, don't let forums like this turn you into an under the hood OCD Mac Spec Nutter....
  13. TheJing macrumors 6502a


    Jun 13, 2011
    Somewhere in Europe
    I was just curious so I checked in Terminal and this came up:

    B116XW05 V6
    Color LCD

    Does that mean I have the Samsung display?

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