MacBook 1,1 yellowing display

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Beta Particle, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. Beta Particle macrumors 6502a

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    You may have noticed that over time your MacBook display has been getting dimmer and yellowing with age due to having a CCFL backlight rather than LEDs.

    While it may not be ideal for your MacBook, I’ve just run a calibration on one of our older Macs and thought some of you might find an updated profile useful.

    It’s an LG LP133WX1-TLA1 panel in this notebook.

    Standard Profile:
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    sRGB Profile (too blue)
    [​IMG]

    Calibrated Profile:
    [​IMG]

    Photos from iPad, sorry about the quality!


    Copy the ICC file to /Library/ColorSync/Profiles/Displays/ and select MacBook in System Preferences > Displays
     

    Attached Files:

  2. east85 macrumors 65816

    east85

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    Nice, so you did this without even replacing it? Looks really good.
     
  3. Beta Particle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it's calibrated with professional hardware (rather than being done by eye) so while that profile won't be exact for anyone else with an aging MacBook, I thought it might be an improvement over what they currently have if it's similarly yellowed with age.

    I will say though that to get the display neutral, there is some brightness loss from the profile, but that's unavoidable.
     
  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Yes, surprisingly enough calibration exists, you wouldn't know it from the MacBook Pro/Air forums though :p
     

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