Heavy green tint on Macbook Pro SR LED

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  1. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

    taylorwilsdon

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    I'm at a loss here.

    Picture should speak better then words - this isn't photoshopped, its the same (more or less) with all the color profiles.

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    How can I fix this? Its the oddest thing - in Firefox, that Apple bar from Safari doesn't have the same green-ness.

    Somebody give me ideas - I really don't want to go through the trouble of returning this.
     
  2. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    wow, thats...odd, color prefrences does nothing? the default is "Color LCD"
     
  3. taylorwilsdon thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Color LCD looks worse. I can put a picture of the same up with Color LCD if you want but its basically the same, just more washed out.
     
  4. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    thats really really weird, my Color LCD profile gives mine a nice warm look, i love it..take it to an apple store i guess, unless someone else has an idea, try resetting your PRAM i think that has something to do with the screen settings too, its worth a try
     
  5. xpovos macrumors 6502a

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    I'm interested in finding out more about this. I don't have time to research it now, but my gut feeling is that something is screwed up with your Quartz filters. Launch the ColorSync Utility and select "Profile First Aid", then click "Verify" to see if any problems are found in the icc profiles. You may also want to click on "Filters" and see if anything there looks strange.

    Did you buy this machine used/refurb?
     
  6. creator2456 macrumors 68000

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    It doesn't look green at all on my 2.16 Rev A MBP, but it does have a weird sliver/blue tint going on.
     
  7. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    To anybody who has this problem, do you log out and log in frequently on different users or use fast user switching?
     
  8. taylorwilsdon thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No.

    And I bought it brand new but I have a sneaking suspicion apple ripped me off. The seal had been picked at when I pulled it out of the box and it didn't have that new mac smell.
     
  9. theman macrumors 6502a

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    new from the apple online store, or from a physical apple store, and it was opened?? err... go yell at them or something...
     
  10. cc bcc macrumors 6502

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    If there is something wrong with your LED backlight you can take all the screenshots you want but we wont be able to see it. In this case, your screenshot looks rather purple-ish on my display.
     
  11. majordude macrumors 68020

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    That sucks.

    I have a Dell that does that too. But with blues.

    On the Dell, if I take a black and white photo and open it in Photoshop, it looks blueish gray. But when I export it and open it up outside of Photoshop it looks perfectly normal.

    I have tried resetting Photoshop, nVidia, XP... you name it.

    I think it has to do with a faulty video driver that came with the screen. Too long to get into but if it wasn't a work computer Mr. Dell himself would know my name.
     
  12. carsncars macrumors newbie

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    Photoshop is operating in a different colourspace -- make sure it's set to the correct colour profile. The reason it looks different is because it's using different colour profiles in Photoshop vs. in Windows.

    To the OP: this is most likely not a hardware problem, unless it's to do with the video card, but I doubt that. It's not a screen hardware problem because you are able to screen capture the effect. That, in addition to the fact that the problem arises within some programs but not in the OS X GUI itself makes me think it's something to do with colour settings or a driver problem.
     
  13. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Strange, looks perfectly ok to me.
    Maybe a photograph of the screen would be better than a screenshot...
     
  14. majordude macrumors 68020

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    I agree with you... but the Dell doesn't! I couldn't reset it if you gave me a button with "reset" written on it. :rolleyes:

    Stupid XP drivers...
     
  15. bartelby macrumors Core

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    hahaha, ignore me!

    Now I've actually woken up and my eyes work properly I can see the greenness you're talking about:eek:
     
  16. majordude macrumors 68020

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    Uh, his screen is green and everyone else's is gray. That's why he gave you a hint by titling this thread "Heavy green tint on Macbook Pro SR LED" :p
     

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  17. carsncars macrumors newbie

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    Yeah... it looks like the middle-level green/red curve is over-boosted, or the blue is under-boosted... but what's the most weird is that some elements show the effect and others don't. :confused:

    In any case, if it came like that, it's not right -- no user should have to deal with a problem like that on delivery -- and a full refund should have been in order. I would try to get my 200$ back.
     
  18. majordude macrumors 68020

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    Yep!
     

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